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9.12.17

DIY with a Twist: Sunnies Sleeve

Our favorite way to DIY? With a twist: Upcycling. If you’re like us, you might have a few Painting with a Twist pieces hanging around your living room… hallway… bedroom… you get the idea. We’re a dedicated bunch of Twisters so we embrace the *face palm* from our families and friends when we bring [yet another] painting home from a paint and sip class. This DIY is so simple yet so chic.

Let your creative goddess shine for the world to see it- use a piece of art to create ANOTHER piece of art. All while keeping your precious sunnies protected in your purse. It will only take a few minutes to make this stylish sunglasses sleeve to show off your artistic side.

Here is your list of supplies!
Here is your list of supplies!

Supplies

  • An old Painting with a Twist painting
  • An old tee-shirt
  • Scissors
  • Permanent Marker
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Spray glue adhesive

 

 

Step 1: Cut out the center of your painting.
Step 1: Cut out the center of your painting.

 

Step 2: Trim the edges to make a perfect 90 degree corner.
Step 2: Trim the edges to make a perfect 90-degree corner.

 

Step 3: Flip over the painting to the blank side, line up your favorite pair of sunglasses in the corner or the canvas, and draw a rectangle around them.
Step 3: Flip over the painting to the blank side, line up your favorite pair of sunglasses in the corner or the canvas, and draw a rectangle around them.

 

Step 4: Fold your rectangle at the line to double the shape and cut around it.
Step 4: Fold your rectangle at the line to double the shape and cut around it.

 

Step 5: Put your new canvas shape aside and cut a big rectangle into your old shirt.
Step 5: Put your new canvas shape aside and cut a big rectangle into your old shirt.
Step 6: Spray your canvas generously with the spray glue adhesive!
Step 6: Line your workspace with paper towels. Lay your canvas shape paint side down so that the blank side is facing upwards. Then, spray your canvas generously with the spray glue adhesive! Spray your canvas generously with the spray glue adhesive!

 

 

Step 7: Press the cut out tee shirt shape down onto the canvas and smooth out any bumps. Cut out the excess tee shirt fabric from around your canvas shapes’ edges.
Step 7: Press the cut-out tee shirt shape down onto the canvas and smooth out any bumps. Cut out the excess tee shirt fabric from around your canvas shapes’ edges.

 

 

Step 8: While folded in half, cut the open corner into a crescent shape.
Step 8: While folded in half, cut the open corner into a crescent shape.

 

Step 9: Using the hot glue gun, apply a thin line of glue to the edges
Step 9: Using the hot glue gun, apply a thin line of glue to the edges.

 

Step 10: Press the sides down to secure the hold.
Step 10: Press the sides down to secure the hold. Wait a minute for it to cool and voila! Insert your sunnies and go!

 

DIY with a Twist: Sunnies Sleeve from PWAT Art
DIY with a Twist: Sunnies Sleeve from PWAT Art

Dying to see a video on how to do this? We’ve gotcha covered. Click here to watch!