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Painted Eyeglass Lens

Here's a great way to recycle old eyeglass lenses.

Approximate Time: Less than 1 hour


  • old eyeglass lenses
  • watercolor paper
  • watercolor paints
  • paintbrush
  • scissors
  • clear drying glue
  • pin back
  • pencil


  1. Draw around eyeglass lens onto watercolor paper.

  2. Draw a desired picture onto the shape and paint with watercolors.

  3. Allow to dry. Cut out picture, apply a thin bead of glue around edge of lens, and glue picture to back of eyeglass lens.

  4. Glue on pin back.

By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro, NC

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July 26, 20090 found this helpful

This is simply amazing and what a conversation starter! Plus it's pretty as a picture, too! And I thought I'd seen everything (in the way of crafts). I was wrong! This is something brand new & different!

Love it! Thank you!

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July 30, 20090 found this helpful

I am with Cyinda. I thought I had seen every possible craft idea. This is so ingenious!! Thanks for sharing with us.

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