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DIY sunglasses holder displays [no power tools]

This DIY sunglasses holder gives you an easy and chic spot to grab your sunnies on the way out the door.

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I made a larger version for the mudroom — Sunglass Holder — Easy DIY Wall Display — which you guys loved, but I got quite a few requests for a smaller version.

Turns out not everyone is a sunglasses hoarder like me, so some of you wanted a small sunglasses display for your space.

This one also doesn't require powertools, so its an easy project to tackle.

Let's get started with the how-to, but don't forget to pin this post for later.

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This project has two versions you can choose from: version 1 uses an 8"x10" frame and is super simple to make.

If you want a little more involved project, version 2 will have you building your own frame.

I love the simplicity of version 01, but I love the look of version 2 — just pick the one that works best for your space.

DIY Sunglasses Holder Displays (No Power Tools)

DIY Sunglasses Holder Displays (No Power Tools)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner

Tools

For Both:

8"x10" Frame (Version 01 )

Wooden Box Build (Version 02)

Instructions

8"x10" Frame (Version 01 )

1. Cut the square dowel into 3x 2in. pieces

2. Take the paper & glass out of the frame, set the frame aside. Space the 3 dowels evenly and glue them onto back panel of the frame with 4-5 drops of the fast dry wood glue, let dry for about 4-6 min (use sunglasses to measure placement if needed)

3. Measure the dowel placement on the patterned paper, cut out an X so the paper fits over each dowel, set aside

4. Optional — paint the dowels white with acrylic paint, let dry

5. Slide the patterned paper down over the dowels, attach with dots of the fast dry wood glue

6. Re-insert the back panel into the frame, add sunnies and hang it on the wall using the picture frame hardware

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Wooden Box Build (Version 02)

1. Cut List:

• FRAME PIECES: Cut the 1"x2"x8" Board (or 1" x 1" Pine Square Dowel) into 4 pieces — 2 long (about 12") and 2 short (about 6") — with 45° angles on the end. The miter box makes it easy to cut angles, but you can also cut with a box knife OR skip the angles altogether and cut blunt ends

• BACKING PIECES: Cut 5 Cedar Shims slightly longer than the length of your long frame pieces. They should be able to overlap on the top and bottom when you line up the frame pieces into a rectangle.

• PEGS: Cut the square dowel into 3x 2in. pieces

2. MAKE THE FRAME: Glue the frame pieces together with the fast dry wood glue — hold the corners one at a time for a minute to let the glue set, or use clamps.

3. ADD THE BACK: Glue the Backing pieces onto the back of the frame, adding glue to the top and bottom of the piece & starting with the middle piece and working outwards

4. Space the 3 dowels evenly and glue them onto back panel of the frame with 4-5 drops of the fast dry wood glue, let dry for about 4-6 min (use sunglasses to measure placement if needed)

5. Optional — tape off the back of the frame, paint the frame and pegs white

Notes

Optional: you can add a rope for hanging to the back of the organizer using some macrame cord: knot at each end and attach to the back with a staple gun.

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I really love this fast dry wood glue from Krazy Glue because regular wood glue takes hours to dry, while this glue cures fully in 6 minutes.

I'm all about projects that I can knock out in under an hour, and not having to wait on glue to dry is a big part of it.

pro tip:

With this glue, you don't want to over apply it or it will have a little trouble setting up. I like to use dots across the piece instead of a bog squeeze across it.

The picture frame (version 1) hangs on a wall super easily just using the built-in frame hardware.

Version 02 can either be displayed by leaning on a shelf, or you can attach a rope to hang it.

I used macrame cord and a staple gun to secure the rope, then added a wooden bead for a decorative touch.

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