Ring in the New Year With These DIY 2017 Frames
New Year’s Eve glasses are always a must. Whether it’s fancy frames on your face or a bubbly glass in your hand, we think both are extremely necessary. Create your own custom frames by using wire and Sculpey clay. Rock them in a NYE photo booth or while just hanging out with the girls at a NYE PJ party. From myself and everyone at B+C, we wish you the most glittery NYE possible <3
Materials + Tools:
Use jewelry wire to form the basic shape of the letters or numbers for your NYE glasses.
- Use wire to shape the letters or numbers for your NYE glasses.
- Roll out Sculpey clay into long snakes, then form the clay onto the front side of the wire. Flip over and secure more clay on the back side of the wire.
- Bake the clay in the oven, following the instructions on the clay’s packaging.
- Use E6000 to attach the clay pieces to the glasses. Use pieces of cardboard as support if necessary.
- Cover the glasses and letters in glitter glue made up of fine glitter and Elmer’s glue.
Roll out snakes of Sculpey clay to cover the wire letters and numbers. You’ll want it to be between 1/8-1/4 in diameter.
Press the clay onto the front of the wire pieces and then onto the back side. Use your fingers to smooth out and connect the pieces of clay so all the wire is covered. Make sure the bottom edge of each letter or number has a flat surface — this will make it so much easier to glue to your frames.
Bake your letters in the oven — follow the clay’s packaging for baking instructions.
Use E6000 to attach your pieces to the frame of the glasses.
Use cardboard to help support your letters on the glasses. That being said — don’t make your letters too tall or heavy because they’ll have a hard time staying on the glasses.
Create a mixture of Elmer’s glue and fine glitter to add sparkle to your NYE glasses.
Yas, Eliseo! Looking so fresh.
These party glasses can be used throughout the whole year! Add them to your photo booth prop basket after your NYE festivities are over.
Lights from the NYE DJ set too bright? Rock 2017 shades! (Insert laughing emoji here)
Wishing you all the best of luck in the new year.