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It’s Pride Month, and that means getting your rainbow on for parades and parties that celebrate the LGBTQ community. Hallmark Designer Katie K. came up with these perfect—and perfectly easy—DIY Pride Sunglasses. Print out our free downloads, get out your craft supplies, and turn ordinary sunglasses into FUNglasses.

Hallmark Designer Katie K. wearing DIY Pride Sunglasses with a rainbow and pink pom pom clouds | thinkmakeshareblog.com

How to make DIY Pride Sunglasses

What you’ll need

  • Round sunglasses (we used these)
  • Free downloadable designs
  • Card stock for printing
  • Hot glue, craft glue, and/or double-sided tape (hot glue and tape can be peeled off fairly easily, which is handy for do-overs and if you want to remove the fun for everyday wear)
  • Scissors and/or craft knife

Plus whatever you have in your craft stash, including (but by no means limited to):

  • Sequins
  • Pom poms
  • Tassels
  • Gemstones
  • Beads
  • Glitter
  • Glitter tape
  • Glitter glue
  • Metallic/shiny/rainbow anything

Supplies for the DIY Pride Sunglasses | thinkmakeshareblog.com

Katie’s most important pro tip

Experiment and go crazy—the templates are just jumping-off points. Glue stuff on. Glue more stuff on. You’re not going to make a mistake. They’re wild Pride glasses.

Cutting out the template for the DIY Pride Sunglasses | thinkmakeshareblog.com

For this look, we added strips of glitter tape to that matched the colors on our rainbow heart.

Adding glitter washi tape to a cut out heart for the DIY Pride Sunglasses | thinkmakeshareblog.com

Pro tip

Dot the glue around the edge of the sunglasses, so you don’t accidentally obstruct your vision.

Attaching the template cutout hearts to the sunglasses for the DIY Pride Sunglasses | thinkmakeshareblog.com

We added the pink triangle at an angle for an asymmetrical look.

Attaching the pink triangle to the DIY Pride Sunglasses | thinkmakeshareblog.com

Of course we have a version in transgender Pride Flag colors…with bonus glitter-glue accents.

Adding glitter to the DIY Pride Sunglasses | thinkmakeshareblog.com

Gemstones make excellent add-ons. And you can spell out any message or name you want in alphabet beads.

Two arms holding DIY pride sunglasses on a yellow background | thinkmakeshareblog.com

Pro tip

To give your pom pom clouds some dimension, start by gluing a layer to the sunglasses. Then put a dot of hot glue on a pom pom and pop it on top.

Happy person wearing DIY Pride Sunglasses with a rainbow and pink pom pom clouds | thinkmakeshareblog.com

And why would you not add gold stars to pink pom poms?

DIY Pride Sunglasses | thinkmakeshareblog.com

Katie says: It’s easy—these aren’t going to take you a long time to make. Do an extra pair or two and hand them out!

DIY Pride Sunglasses | thinkmakeshareblog.com

A reminder from Katie: “They can’t be too fun—they just can’t be. It’s Pride! Making a statement is the whole point—celebrating and wearing your pride on your sleeve is what it’s all about. Go big, go sparkly, be your fabulous self.”

Want more DIY Pride projects? Make your own flag, friendship bracelets, or keychains. And download free digital wallpapers here and here.

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