Dyed Plastic Glasses
The formally basic clear polycarbonate lenses were in need of an update. Try this quick & easy DIY for coordinated costumes, team outfits or holidays.
We dyed our clear lenses: scarlet red, royal blue, tangerine orange and brilliant yellow, but you can try any colour combination.
- Tintex Fabric Dye
- Clear plastic (polycarbonate) glasses
- Measuring cup
- Rubber gloves
- Stainless steel or plastic bowl
Wear rubber or plastic gloves to protect hands from staining and/or protect work area with plastic or newspaper as needed.
The hand dyeing method was used: tap water was heated with a kettle. Add the required amount of Tintex using a measuring cup/measuring spoon and thoroughly mix until it is completely dissolved.
The dye colour guide has more information about mixing custom colours using core Tintex dyes.
The polycarbonate lenses were then placed into the dye solution for 5 minutes (you can adjust the time as needed for deeper or lighter colour).
After the desired colour was achieved they were rinsed and ready-to-wear.
Note: For two colours dip half of lenses into one colour and dip the other half into another colour.