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How to use your sunglasses as a cool way to display photos

OLD SUNGLASSES DIY SUMMER MEMORIES DISPLAY

SUMMER HAS ARRIVED!

As life is all about the memories, why not turn your old sunglasses into an awesome and easy, summer memories display!

OLD SUNGLASSES DIY SUMMER MEMORIES DISPLAY

How to use your sunglasses as a cool way to display photos

By using our amazing Square Snap Photo prints, you can display your favourite snaps in the frames, and make it look like reflections in the glass, almost as if you were back there at that moment, looking at the view or place you love!

How to use your sunglasses as a cool way to display photos

The things you need are:

  1. Old sunglasses, or ones you aren’t using that you don’t mind getting glue off, like 3D glasses you buy at the cinema.
  2. Scissors
  3. Double sided and single sided tape
  4. Pen or pencil
  5. Thin bit of paper or tracing paper
  6. The talent or patience for finding the end of the roll of tape!
  7. And MOST IMPORTANTLY, photos of your favourite views or snaps that you have taken that you would love to be reminded of!

The first step is to grab your tape, and secure your chosen glasses to your template paper like below;

How to use your sunglasses as a cool way to display photos

Rather than just feel my way around the rim of the glasses, or trace from the side with the sunglasses on, hold it up to a light and draw from the other side. I chose a thin piece of paper for this task so it would let as much light through as possible, if you have tracing paper this would make it even easier for you!

How to use your sunglasses as a cool way to display photos

Then you have your templates all ready.

How to use your sunglasses as a cool way to display photos

Then simply cut out! Remember to leave a bit of a boarder, as you will trim again more accurately in a minute, and you don’t want gaps.

How to use your sunglasses as a cool way to display photos

I chose to use a thin bit of paper on purpose as a template , so that it made it easy to push into the glasses rim. This then gives a crease for you to trim around !

How to use your sunglasses as a cool way to display photos
How to use your sunglasses as a cool way to display photos

Line up your chosen area with your sunglasses template, then tape it to the photo so it doesn’t move and trim the excess.
How to use your sunglasses as a cool way to display photos

After the first attempt of putting double sided tape directly onto the lens, and then finding it really tricky to trim and peal off, I recommend putting it straight onto the back of the already trimmed print! So much easier!

How to use your sunglasses as a cool way to display photos

TAH DAH!

And there we go! A fun and easy DIY use for your old sunglasses, that will make it look like you are looking at reflections of sunny days in the past. Have fun making your own, and remember to tag #SquareSnaps and share your awesome creations with us! We would love to see them!


How to use your sunglasses as a cool way to display photos - examples

Or you can play around by using photos of eyes, put the glasses on the back of your head, and weird people out. They might think you have a neck like an owl, or a really big beard !

How to use your sunglasses as a cool way to display photos
Or if you want both lenses to seem like a reflection, then why not try using a larger photo print, like our Super Snaps , which will cover both lenses, and look as though your old sunglasses on display are reflecting that awesome view last summer!

#LifeIsAllAboutTheMemories #SummerThrowbackSnaps

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