I find myself buying pair after pair of sunglasses because I keep scratching lenses. Finally I wised up and thought: “I’m going to make myself a handy dandy sunglasses case.” It seemed like such a swell idea I thought I would share it with the fine folks that came out to the July edition of Crafts and Cocktails at the Austin TOMS store. Donuts, tacos, watermelons and more – these were some tasty and cute DIY sunglasses case crafts.
First you need to place your sunglasses on a piece of felt. Find a bowl or plate to trace that is slightly larger than your glasses.
Depending on the fruit you are making, use a slightly smaller bowl to make the inside circle. This is how you make a citrus fruit, watermelon, donut or kiwi DIY sunglasses case.
If you plan to do any decorative stitching or appliqué of say citrus slices on your DIY sunglasses case, now is the time. For instance, if you want to embroider your smaller circle to your larger circle do it now. French knots for kiwi seeds, go for it. Donut sprinkles – you get the drift.
Once you have your decorative stitching complete, fold your circle in half like a taco. Stitch the circle closed being sure to leave an opening for your sunglasses to fit inside. Easy and delicious! Feel free to embellish your sunglass cases with words, glitter, rhinestones and more.Of course you don’t have to do fruit. Fun things like constellations and emoticons abound that night as well.
You can find more crafty fun at jenniferperkins.com and if you’re in Austin Thursday August 13th stop by the TOMS store on S. Congress around 7pm and join us for our monthly free Crafts and Cocktails with Jen.