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Simple DIY Sunglasses Holder

Aug 9, 2015 By Beckie Farrant
Simple DIY Sunglasses Holder

 

Hello, creative people!  Beckie from Infarrantly Creative here.  I am back today to show you a creative way to corral your sunglasses. We have a pool at our house, I know I am a lucky duck, and we are always passing out sunglasses to guests who forget theirs.  I decided to make a Simple DIY Sunglasses Holder that is right at our back door, so we can grab them and go.
Simple DIY Sunglasses Holder

Supplies:

Wood Plaque Board

Folk Art paint in Aqua

1/2” ruched elastic – gray

RustOleum Stain in Kona

optional: grommets

Medium sized 3M Picture Hanging Strips

Simple DIY Sunglasses Holder

  1. Drill holes to the left and right for your elastic.  I used a piece of scrap cardboard to cut the width of my board and then folded it in half to find the center. Marked and drilled.

Simple DIY Sunglasses Holder

Make sure you have a piece of scrap wood in place underneath.

Simple DIY Sunglasses Holder

  1. Stain your board. I used a pre-stain conditioner before staining it. I let it sit on the board for 5 minutes, and then I wiped it clean. The pre-stain conditioner allows the stain to penetrate more evenly. Then I gave it a couple of coats of RustOleum stain in Kona.

Simple DIY Sunglasses Holder

  1. Once dry, I used some craft paint (FolkArt Aqua) to hand paint the edge.

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  1. Once completely dry, I sanded the edges a little.

Simple DIY Sunglasses Holder

  1. I didn’t like the way the unfinished hole looked in the sides, so I added some grommets that I had in my craft stash. I just used a rubber mallet and pounded them in place.

Simple DIY Sunglasses Holder Simple DIY Sunglasses Holder

  1. Using a bamboo skewer, I threaded my elastic into the holes. Then, I stretched it really taut.

Simple DIY Sunglasses Holder

  1. I used my air stapler to staple the elastic in place on the back. Easy peasy!

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  1. Lastly, I used the medium-sized picture hanging strips from 3M stuck on the back to hang it in place.

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Then, you just tuck your sunglasses onto the elastic.

Simple DIY Sunglasses Holder Simple DIY Sunglasses Holder

It hangs perfectly by our back door along with a key rack which holds our pool key, lawn mower key and, of course, a tiny tape measure and paint can openers (typical DIY stuff to hang on a key ring :-)

Simple DIY Sunglasses Holder

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