I am notorious for losing my sunglasses. I have a truckload of pairs stashed everywhere in order to make sure I always have a pair. Today I am going to show you a creative way to corral yours sunglasses. We have a pool at our house, I know I am a lucky duck, and sunglasses are a must. I decided to make a sunglass holder that is right at our back door so we can grab them and go.
1. Drill holes to the left and right for your elastic on your wood board. 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.
2. Stain your board. I used a pre-stain conditioner on it before staining it. I let it sit on the board for 5 minutes and then wiped it clean. It allows the stain to penetrate more evenly. Then I gave it a couple of coats of RustOleum stain.
3. Once dry I used some craft paint to hand paint the edge.
4. Once completely dry I sanded the edges a little.
5. I didnâ€™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.
6. Using a bamboo skewer I threaded my elastic into the holes. Then I stretched it really taut.
7. I used my air stapler to staple it in place on the back. Easy peasy!
8. 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 🙂
Here are some other ideas to make with stock wood pieces from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores…