Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sunglasses/ Jewelry Caddy

Aside from being busy lately since we are getting ready for our trip this month, I was still able to "quickly" whip up couple of things- a caddy and a pillow. With that said, I have no step-by-step tutorial to show you, but I am willing to help you if you want to make one for yourself.

This sunglasses/ jewelry caddy was a breeze to make. All you have to do is grab one of your old frames that's been collecting dust in your storage area or salvage one that's about to hit the dumpster and turn that into a caddy. One day I got really tired of looking for misplaced glasses and it's frustrating when you seem to spend a lot of your time looking for things especially when you are in a hurry. So I came up with this idea and I thought it was brilliant. Not that I am a brilliant person, but anyway. The first one I had was made out of an ugly fabric and wasn't too functional at all (the husband was giving me a hard time about it) so I made up another one and ta-da! The fabric was from and it is Michael Miller's Meadowsweet 2 Splash. I love it!

* First thing I did was I measured the back of the frame (the cardboard) so I know how much of my fabric I need to cut. If your old frame does not have the back of it, then you can go ahead and make one out of a plywood or any cardboard you have that is sturdy. Just measure your frame. After you cut your fabric, make three (3) strips of fabric that will serve as your loop for hanging your sunglasses or jewelries. I gave about 2" apart each stitches on each strips. Once you sewed all three strips of fabric on to your main fabric, then you are ready to cover your cardboard or the back of the frame. I just used duct tape on the back of it which was an easy and quick way to wrap the board. Awe! The wonders of duct tape. When you are done, attach the board to your frame. I used nails and nailed it on the frame to hold everything together. I grabbed two tiny hooks and attached it on to the top of frame and I used a yellow scrap fabric, tie it on to the hooks, then the frame is ready to hang. You can use ribbons or whatever you have on hand to hang the frame.

This project is done! So easy!

(I don't really wear earrings, but these (left) are from my mother-in-law who recently passed away and I wanted to keep them.)

* Look how pretty your earrings would look if they are stored away like this.

So go ahead and put those poor ole' frames to good use and give them a new purpose and a new life. Just like this one!


Another thing I made today in a hurry was this pillow and I used the same fabric for this, but with a different fabric on the back. Like I said, I was in a hurry so I was not able to put buttons on the back for closure, but that can wait. Great way to revamp your old pillow!

Have a great one!


  1. lovely work of art...very artistic. love it!:-)

  2. I must say you are one brilliant woman, Sis! I so love the idea. Wanna do it one of these days too. ;-)

    Thanks for the share and for the visit at A SOJOURNER'S SAGA.

    See yah!

  3. @Lainy

    Thanks, Lainy! Let me know how yours turned out.

    Adin B

  4. OMG! Ganda, I have this in my to do list. I love it! I don't have a place for my eye wears and this is just perfect :-)

  5. so pretty...I really love the fabric you used....:)


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