How To Turn Your Sunglasses Into A Wearable Work Of Floral Art

Look as cute as Regina Spektor in the "Don't Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)" video.
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Look as cute as Regina Spektor in the "Don't Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)" video.

One celebrity "lookalike" I usually get hasn't actually been mentioned on xoVain, though I did get it on Jane! You'll probably be surprised because we couldn't be any more different. For one, she's got blue eyes, curly hair, and is Russian.

Enough speculation: the person in question is none other than the supremely talented Regina Spektor.

Weird, right? Maybe it was because I had a perm at the time, but I do know that at least three people sent me a text message when this video came out. 

Still from Dance Anthem of the '80s

Still from Dance Anthem of the '80s

Maybe they think I like dancing in front of houses with radios in my spare time?

I'm always doing this at home too. (Still from "Don't Leave Me")

I'm always doing this at home too. (Still from "Don't Leave Me")

Obviously, I'm flattered. I worship at the altar of Begin to Hope. I'm not convinced I see the similarities myself, but I thought I'd do a little something in honour of Regina anyway.

In lieu of Lady Danger, I am wearing Lise Watier Waterproof lip crayon in Rouge (seriously the best range of lip liners ever) and Lush's Emotional Brilliance in Strong.

In lieu of Lady Danger, I am wearing Lise Watier Waterproof lip crayon in Rouge (seriously the best range of lip liners ever) and Lush's Emotional Brilliance in Strong.

This isn't a makeup article per se, because Regina's go-to look is pretty standard: a red lip, usually in her favourite shade, Mac's Lady Danger. Instead, I thought I'd take a little inspiration from one of her cutest videos, "Don't Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)," and show you how to make those really cute floral glasses.

Flowers are probably the last thing on anybody's mind during in the middle of winter, but a girl can dream.

We'll be making these middle ones because Regina loved them so much, she chose to wear them properly.

We'll be making the middle ones because Regina loved them so much, she chose to wear them properly.

Obviously, you could just buy some fake flower trinkets, glue them onto an old pair of glasses and call it a day. But that's not what I'm about. I am about oven-bake clay (reintroduced into my life by my crafty little cousin, Sam), patience and a glue gun. By the way, Sculpey, do you need a craft wiz? 'Cos I'm your girl.

The glasses are done in pastel colours, so we are going to mix some colours together to get the colours we want. To do this, you basically keep rolling two colours together until they become one.

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To make the petals, break off a tiny piece of clay and flatten it out into a petal shape.

The ear of Vincent Van Gogh

The ear of Vincent Van Gogh

Roll it into a cone shape.

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Continue adding more petals to the sides, until you form the complete flower.

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Slice the bottom of the flower with a knife; this will make it easier to glue the flowers onto the glasses later.

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Make some tiny leaves and bake everything!

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Using a glue gun, glue the flowers and leaves onto your chosen glasses.

Marvel at your creation.

Marvel at your creation.

Then pose.

Then pose.

OK, so this does take some time and patience, but think of all the wonderful things you can make with clay! The hair clip possibilities are endless.

Finally, Regina, if you're reading this, love you, what's up? Congrats on your baby!