DIY Sunglasses Holder To Organize Your Sunglasses In Stylish Ways

Written by Janella Domingo Diaz, Modified October 18, 2018
DIY Sunglasses Holder

What can you do to make your sunglasses organized and look even cooler? A DIY Sunglasses holder, of course! There are so many styles and ideas to choose from, and I’m here to teach you different ways on how to store sunglasses and make holders at home!

1. DIY Glasses Holder

DIY glasses holder

This first idea is super cute and easy! You can even do it over a single day or weekend and customize it for the summertime when sunglasses are most used.

It’s cheap, but looks just as pretty as any store-bought piece! If you don’t have too many sunglasses, you can also use this for your eye glasses, scarves, or even jackets.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Xyron Creative Lite Station and Permanent Refills ( to add adhesives and magnets or laminate your creative projects) or you can just use wood glue, mod podge, double sided tape or any adhesive you have that could work
  • 3 or more Slabs of wood
  • Dowel Rods you can use longer ones for bigger sunglasses, this size (1 ½ inches) works perfectly for medium-sized sunglasses.
  • Dowel Rod caps (one for each dowel)
  • Scrapbooking Paper
  • Some paint
  • Foam Brush or any type of Brush
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Jump Rings
  • Scissors
  • Awl
  • Pliers
  • Chain

Here’s What You Have To Do:

Step 1: First, cover your dowel rods, slabs of wood and dowel caps with any color of paint. Or, if you like the wooden color of the dowels as I do, leave them unpainted or coat them with varnish or lacquer. Once coated, set everything aside and allow them to dry.

Step 2: Next, position your wooden slab on top of a piece or scrapbooking paper. You can also use gift wrapping paper. Then, trace and draw the slab’s outline and cut this out. Repeat this for every piece of the wooden slab that you have.

Step 3: Take your cut out pieces of decorative paper and run them through your Xyron Creative Light station to turn them into adhesives. After this, you can just simply peel off the layer at the back to reveal the adhesive. Then, you can place these on your wooden slabs. You can also use double sided tape or wood glue or even mod podge.

Step 4: Using an awl, make holes at both the top and bottom of your wooden slabs, except with the bottom one where you will only need holes at the top part. Make the holes at around 2 to 3 inches away from the corners.

Step 5: Attach a jump ring through each of the holes you just made. Then, measure and cut your chain into 2-inch pieces. For a holder with 3 wooden slabs, you will need 4 pieces of chain. You need 2 more for every additional slab.

Step 6: When you’ve done that, open each jump ring, insert your chain, and then securely close the jump rings.

Step 7: For the topmost wooden slab, you’ll need a longer chain, about 8 inches or more. Use the same method to attach both ends to the first slab. This will serve as the main hanging chain, so make sure you do this correctly. You now have your sunglasses holder; you need just one more detail to complete it.

Step 8: Finally, use hot glue to attach your dowel rods at the center of each wooden slab and the dowel caps. If you have larger slabs, you can probably fit two or more dowels on one slab. These will serve as the actual holder where you will place your sunglasses. And voila! Your glasses holder is done!

2. Sunglass+ Accessory Organizer DIY

sunglass organizer DIY

Another easy and decorative idea for organizing your sunglasses is through an old or new frame and a piece of chicken wire. It’s already super easy as it is, but I must say, you’ll surely love how a staple gun makes it much easier and faster!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Any type and size of empty frame (as long as it’s big enough to hold your sunglasses)
  • 1″ Chicken Wire or poultry fence
  • Staple Gun
  • Wire Cutters

Here’s What You Have To Do:

Step 1: If you have a whole frame, disassemble it to get just the frame itself, or you can also leave the backing. Paint the frame and/or backing to give it a bit of color and some character.

Step 2: Lay your frame down and measure a piece of chicken wire that will fill the back of the frame. Trim the chicken wire using a wire cutter based on your measurements. Leave at least an inch of allowance on the chicken wire to attach it to the frame.

Step 3: Grab your staple gun and staple the chicken wire to the back of the frame. And that’s it! You’re done! Easy, right? This also works for hanging your earrings, necklaces, and other accessories.


3. DIY Sunglasses Stand

DIY sunglasses stand

This is a rustic addition to your desk in your living room or bedroom, and also a fun way to keep your sunglasses organized. You just need a few things and tools!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • A piece of a tree branch, a large rod, or any scrap wood that can serve as a stand, about 35 centimeters or 14 inches high.
  • Wooden pegs or rods
  • Saw
  • Wood glue
  • Varnish or lacquer (optional)


Here’s What You Have To Do:

Step 1: Flatten one end of a tree branch or add wooden pegs or rods at the base to make it stand.

Step 2: Using a saw, cut out 1 ½ to 2 inches of wooden rods or get the same length of pegs.

Step 3: Using wood glue, attach a rod or peg about an inch below the top of the stand, on whichever side you want to serve as the front. Add another two rods at each side of it. Make about a 90-degree angle between the middle rod and the two side rods. The middle piece will serve to hold the sunglasses on the bridge between the two lenses, while the two pieces on each side will hold the temple pieces.

Step 4: Repeat step 3 about two inches below the first set of pegs. This will hold another pair of sunglasses. Keep doing this until you almost reach the bottom of the stand.

Step 5: You can also apply a coating of varnish or lacquer to your stand to give it little shine. You can also treat it so that it will last longer and won’t be eaten by termites or other bugs.

Much as I love these DIY Sunglasses Holder ideas, there are tons of other easy and cheap alternatives. There are a lot of stuff around your home that you can use to organize your sunnies, like a towel rack, a clothes hanger, a mirrored tray, ribbons and colorful mini buckets. Spice them up through simple steps and keep your sunglasses organized and accessible anytime you need them!

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