Home for Sunglasses

The Florida sun causes us to always and forever need sunglasses.  Well, Suddenly I find myself with an overwhelming number of sunglasses.  It is so easy for them to get scratched if you toss them into a basket. So I devised a plan to create a better home for them.

Tools and Materials you will need:                                        IMG_7584

  • A Cutting mat
  • An Knife
  • A pack of dowels
  • A ruler
  • Scissors
  • Sanding pad
  • Pencil
  • 1 paint color
  • A brush
  • Wood glue
  • Decorative trim
  • 10 X 13 Frame with glass removed
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Lace
  • Hot glue and glue sticks
  1. I am using an 10 X 13 frame, but any size can be used.
  2. With the ruler, measure across the frame where the rods will be placed.IMG_7585   Use this measurement to mark 2 dowels. (Pay no attention to my sad manicure.)

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3.  With the sanding pad, take the shine off the wood, so that your paint and glue will stick.     IMG_7588

4.  Now using the wood glue attach the dowels to the frame. I just “eye -balled” about how far apart I wanted them.  It will depend on the size of frame you use.   This is a bit messy, so clean up as you go.  Wait time according to the bottle of glue was 2-3 hours, I left it to dry over night

5.  With my silver paint, I painted a light coat on the face of the frame, and also each of the rods.  Allow to dry.

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6.  Once the paint is completely dry, heat your glue gun and prepare your trim.  I am using a rhinestone mesh and I cut it the proper width.  You could use ribbon or even fabric here. the choice is up to you.

7.  The back of the frame needs to be covered.  I chose 2 shades of blue paper and covered them with lace.  There are a million options here.  Fabric, contact paper, felt are all good options as well.  Clear tape was used to hold it in place until hot glue was ready.

8. Place the back inside the frame and attach it as usual. Use caution that you do not hurt your hand here.

9.  Now it is ready to use.  This one hangs on the wall.

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The only problem is that I may have to make another one!

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