Halloween DIY: How To Make Your Frames Your Costume

October means Halloween costume prep! While your family may not be dressing up and going trick or treating or to a costume party this year, it doesn’t mean you can’t have some DIY fun. All you need is a pair of Zennis, a few craft items, and some spooky inspiration.

Since orange, purple, and green seem to now be the official colors of Halloween, we thought we’d show a few different ideas using frames in these colors. Each one is easy, budget-friendly, and great for adults and kids!


First up, the sparkling pumpkin.

Supplies needed:

  1. 1 pair of orange plastic frames
  2. Orange glitter or rhinestones
  3. Black plastic bats
  4. Hot glue

Step 1: Using hot glue and tweezers, cover the rims of your frames with orange rhinestones. If you’re using glitter, add a thin layer of glue to your frames and evenly shake glitter over.
Step 2: Glue small plastic bats to the corner each side of your frames. Be careful around the hinges, you don’t want to glue them open or shut.
Step 3: Set aside and allow the glue to set for 20-30 min.

Image source: trinketsinbloom

Next, spooky spider frames.

Supplies needed:

  • 1 pair of oversized black or purple round sunglasses
  • Pipe cleaners in black or assorted Halloween colors
  • White paint
  • Hot glue

Step 1: Take 4 black pipe cleaners and cut them in half so that you have 8 short pieces.
Step 2: Using your hot glue, carefully glue 4 pipe cleaners to each side of your glasses. Be careful around the hinges, so don’t glue them open or shut.
Step 3: Bend each pipe cleaner in a zig zag shape and spread them out to look like spider legs.
Step 4: Using a white paint marker, draw a spider web designs around the rims of your frames.

Or, wild parrot glasses!

Image source: brooklynlimestone

Supplies needed:

  • Green plastic frames
  • Feather boa or craft feathers
  • Yellow craft paper
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors

Step 1: Trace a diamond shape onto yellow craft paper and cut it out.
Step 2: Fold the diamond shape in half and glue to the bridge of your glasses using hot glue.
Step 3: Using an old boa or craft feathers, glue individual feathers onto the front corners of your frames. Start with the larger feathers first and layer in smaller pieces to full out your “parrot.”

And for the less crafty, go for the glow!

You can’t go wrong with a pair of Zenni glow-in-the-dark glasses. Just place them under a light bulb or in the sun and watch them glow!

For even more Halloween inspiration, check out some of our favorite Halloween costumes by Zenni customers: