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DIY Sunglass Storage

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So, a few weeks ago we covered ways to spruce up yer summertime specs. But now what do you do with your new and improved shades – you can’t just leave them lying around to get borrowed/broken/stolen/stepped on etc. and throwing them into a purse or onto any old surface is a surefire way to scratched lenses and a need for a glue gun. Not to fret guys and dolls, I have several incredibly cheap and easy options for you!
A ridiculously simple idea (that I’m currently rocking myself) is a clothes hanger, like this:

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That’s not even A whole step! And clothes hangers are like bunnies: they multiple and pop up all over the place. If that’s a little plain for your place, consider pinning a ribbon to the wall, a la:

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Another great option is to re-purpose a mitten as a holder – you can add buttons, or a closure (snap, button, zipper…) – which works great for carrying your sunglasses around in a purse.

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If you’re willing or able to get a thread and needle involved, you can sew together a quick case using embroidery floss and felt, or a scarf and ribbon.

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There are more traditional fabric versions too. Heck, there are even goth versions.
If you have a case but it’s ugly as sin, then praise the lord and pass the glue gun.

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Grab drawer pulls, buttons, studs; and some bolt cutters, drill and wrench and you can piece together your custom miniaudiere. Sunglass problem, solved. Gotta love that.

 

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Amber Bouman - Crafty & Cashless

Amber Bouman - Crafty & Cashless

A freelance writer, blogger and poet based in San Francisco, Amber has written for PC World, InfoWorld, and the 16th & Mission Review. She has performed at City Hall, Litquake, the Brainwash, 16th & Mission, BlueSix, and SFSU among other places. Amber is also consummate fan of swearing, organizational freak, yoga practitioner, music geek, caffeine addict, and tattoo enthusiast who enjoys platform shoes, making out, thumb wrestling and fighting the good fight. She owns a bicycle named Gretel, a motor scooter named Elroy and a cat named Simon. She can be found in various virtual locations all over your interwebs.