How to Make Brooches out of Recycled Glasses Lenses

This project is all about using old eyeglass lenses to make retro-cool brooches.

Materials Needed – Eyeglass Lenses as Brooches

– Broken glasses – Scissors – Decoupage paper – Mod podge – Plasti-kote – Sticky back felt

Step 1:  Remove your Lenses

If your lenses haven’t already popped out of your broken frames, this is the first step.

Step 2:  Cut Out your Paper

The next step is to choose the pattern or design for your brooch by cutting out a piece or pieces of scrap or decoupage paper to fit the shape of your lens.

For Method 1  (Clear Lenses) – Cut your paper to fit the shape of your lens exactly (or as close as you can get).

For Method 2  (Either clear or tinted lenses) – Cut your paper a bit bigger than the shape of your lens, big enough so you can wrap the paper to the back of the lens.

Step 3: Mod Podge

Next is to stick or decoupage your chosen paper onto your lens.