Truth be told, I have a lot of prescription glasses. At least a dozen. I got most of them for free or really cheap here and here. I like to wear different ones with different outfits and my drawer full of eyeglass cases was driving me crazy! It was like playing glasses roulette. I was constantly opening case after case looking for a pair or not able to decide. So I knew that I needed to find a way to store them so that I can see them all at once! I wanted it to look pretty too so I made myself a glasses display. You can make one too!
You will need:
Embroidery Hoop (size depending on how many glasses you have)
1. Remove outer hoop and use inner hoop.
2. Take the loose end of your first yarn and wind around the middle of the hoop. Tie a double knot so that the yarn is snug on the hoop. Don't cut the yarn off!
3. Keep going around and around, lining up the yarn next to each other. Leaving the end a little long, cut the yarn and tie it to your first knot. Be careful not to wind the yarn around too tightly because you don't want to squeeze the hoop, making it narrow. I made this mistake!
4. Keep repeating the steps with different colors. I tried to make mine a little random. Overlap the colors a bit to avoid gaps. Make sure you use enough yarn to make a thick layer because it will have to support glasses.
5. If you have a problem keeping your previous colors on the hoop as you are adding colors, try tie them together in the back. Just the back layer. Be sure to keep all your knots in the back layer so none of the messiness will show!
6. When you have added as many colors as you can, add the outer hoop. I had to squish the yarn together a little to keep it from falling off while I did this step. Tighten your outer hoop.
7. Keep tightening the hoop and spread the yarn around and to the ends. You may also need to pull it from the back as you tighten the hoop.
8. Hang it up and add glasses!
I have been using it for a few weeks and it has held up. Every once in a while I accidentally pull out some yarn when I grab a pair of glasses. But all you need to do is pull it from the back to fix it!
Make sure you have a cat that is willing to help also. Wednesday made sure to help me keep the slack while I wound the yarn around!
I hope you enjoyed this DIY! If you try it let me know and share some photos.