6 Low Cost Ways to Style Up Your Eyeglasses

Glasses are capable of being real fashion statements, along with being useful for correcting your vision. If you are bored with your current eyeglasses but don’t want to spend a lot of money on brand new ones, here a few ways to style them up. DIY crafts are always a great way to cost-effectively personalize your things, including your eyeglasses.

Decorative Tape

Boring grey duct tape is not the only option out there when it comes to tape. Now, decorative tape that comes in all shapes and designs is out in stores now. Simply pick out the decorative tape that speaks to you, and wrap it onto your glasses frames. If you ever get bored of the design, you can simply peel off the tape and replace it.


Do you like glitz and glitter? If so, then debazzling your glasses is a perfect fashion statement. You can get packets of gems with strong adhesive on the bottom, therefore allowing you to place them anywhere on the frames of your glasses. These gems come in a lot of variety and can be found at most craft stores. Bedazzling shirts, phone cases, wallets, and much more has been done, so why not your glasses.

Change the Color

There are many simple tutorials online that can walk you step by step on how to change the color of your frames. Most tutorials require very few supplies, most done with spray on paint along with a gloss finish. Since you get to personally choose the color, this gives you a lot of creative power. Bright neon frames? Go for it.

Cheap Frames

Go online and browse frames within your budget. You can find thousands of different frame styles, that be easily be shipped right to your door. Keep in mind, however, that your prescription lenses will still need to be placed into your new frames.

Add a Strap

Creative your very own eyeglasses strap. The internet has step by step instructions on how to create a simple strap, that you can decorate how you please. Straps can be any color, as long as you want, and can even have beads. you simply need a strap that is the correct sizing and width, then to have it looped on both ends to slide over the temples.


Want to be extra bold and crafty?With a little bit of superglue, and pretty much any type of decorative object, you can style up your eyeglasses. Popular things to superglue onto frames are plastic roses or pearls. Remember, this style is slightly bulkier and superglue permanently keeps the objects in place. Plan it out carefully.

Glasses aren’t supposed to hinder your self-expression. Get creative and elevate your style by decorating your glasses from home, without spending an arm and a leg.