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.
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.
Make sure you have a piece of scrap wood in place underneath.
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.
Once dry, I used some craft paint (FolkArt Aqua) to hand paint the edge.
Once completely dry, I sanded the edges a little.
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.
Using a bamboo skewer, I threaded my elastic into the holes. Then, I stretched it really taut.
I used my air stapler to staple the elastic in place on the back. Easy peasy!
Lastly, I used the medium-sized picture hanging strips from 3M stuck on the back to hang it in place.
Then, you just tuck your sunglasses onto the elastic.
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 :-)
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