Glitter… In 3-D! A DIY Project

Hi all!

So for awhile now I have had the idea to really spice up a pair of 3-D glasses.  A month back I came up with these beauties and although I haven’t seen a a 3-D movie since February (Never Say Never 3-D) to test them out, I thought I would share my creation with all of you!

I think that the 3-D glasses in theatres are just so boring, and okay, I know what you are thinking, “who cares, you are there to watch a movie, no one is going to be paying attention to what is on your face” but I love sparkly things so I thought, how cool would it be to bedazzle a pair of glasses??

I had a really cute headband that had little gems on it that unfortunately broke so I took off all the sparkles and attached it to these babies.  I thought I would share the process with all of you just in case you want to get creative too!


  • Gems- Like I said I got these from a headband that broke but check out an arts supply store like Michaels or even your local Wal-Mart.

  • Glue- I used eyelash adhesive because it sticks very well, but if you are very careful you can try this with super glue too.

  • Tweezers
  • 3-D Glasses- You get these for free when you watch any 3-D film, it is included in the cost of your admission.

Step 1: Dip the Gems in the Glue

Using your tweezers, pick up one gem at a time and dip it in the glue.  Wait for the glue on the back to get a bit tacky before you apply it to the glasses.

Step 2: Apply the Gems to the Glasses One at a Time

You will need to dip and apply each gem one at a time until the arm is full, or you could create some funky designs instead.  The glue I’m using is white but dries clear, there is some clear eyelash adhesive out there as well if you choose to use this as the glue.  I couldn’t find my super glue and I’m quite clumsy so I thought this would be the safest bet.

Once you have all the gems on there I do recommend going over the entire arms with clear glue to really set the gems.  After that you are done!  Pretty easy hey?  You can also add gems to the front of the glasses as well.

I thought it really added some flair to the entire look.

So there you have it! Bedazzeled 3-D glasses.  Like I said, I have not tried these out yet in theatres and I hope they don’t set off too much glare thus annoying people, but I think they are cute and totally make a statement.

Let me know if you try this and how yours turned out!