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February 24, 2021

Sunglasses all over the house? We had a place to hang our keys, a place to hang our diaper bag, my purse, masks, kids backpacks… but nothing for the sunglasses. So I wanted to create the place perfect for our sunglasses, easy to grab for walks and car rides, but also stylish. This is a very simple .SVG cut file that I designed to work perfectly with your Glowforge or other laser printers. I used 1/8″ white oak from Smokey Hill Designs along with a 3/4″ leather strap that I got from Amazon. Stain or paint if you like and clamp it all together with glue. In just a few hours you’ll have a modern display for your sunglasses that you will absolutely love to use.

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How to make an awesome wood and leather sunglasses holder!
I used my Glowforge to make this awesome sunglasses holder!

I’m In Love

I made this for our home a few months ago now and I absolutely LOVE it… so does most everyone who comes over. It just looks so cool and is so wonderfully functional. It took me a minute to decide to share it here so I had to make another one to show you the steps and I decided to make it in a different color using a different material too!

How to make an awesome wood and leather sunglasses holder!
I used my Glowforge to make this awesome sunglasses holder!

SUPPLIES:

  • Glowforge Pro, or other laser
  • 1/8″ material; wood, draftboard, acrylic
  • 3/4″ Leather Strap, (mine is from Amazon)
  • Gorilla Glue
  • Clamps
  • Hot Glue
  • Paint/Stain, optional
  • Sealer spray, optional
  • Our exclusive, SVG cut file design for sale in our shop here!

How to make an awesome wood and leather sunglasses holder!

Download + Upload

Visit our craft file shop to purchase our laser ready cut file. Then upload it into your Glowforge dashboard, or other laser software to get ready to cut. All three pieces fit on one board with a little room to spare. Use cut settings appropriate for your choice of material. The finished size is 2.5″ x 18 3/4″.

Shown here: I used 1/8″ ProofGrade draftboard for the black design I created here on camera.

Home: For the one I made for my home I used 1/8″ White Oak with a very light white stain and sealed with Satin poly.

I used my Glowforge to make this awesome sunglasses holder!

Let Your Glowforge Work It’s Magic

How to make an awesome wood and leather sunglasses holder!

Remove The Masking

If your material has masking it’s time to remove it!

I used my Glowforge to make this awesome sunglasses holder!

Stain or Paint

Like I mentioned above, I stained the one in my home but for this one I simply spray painted it black. I did 3 light coats. Then I sealed it with 3 light coats of Satin Polyurethane spray. I painted one day and sealed the next to ensure proper dry time.

How to make an awesome wood and leather sunglasses holder!

Start the Leather

Slip the 3/4″ leather strap in the first slot and hot glue the end down, I used about 24″ of leather strap. The hot glue just holds it for now….

I used my Glowforge to make this awesome sunglasses holder!

… then continue to weave the leather in and out of each slot until you reach the end, you want about a 1/3″ gap in the leather loops on the front. Trim to fit…

How to make an awesome wood and leather sunglasses holder!

… then hot glue that end in place too.

I used my Glowforge to make this awesome sunglasses holder!

Arrange

Go along the backside and push the leather down as flat as you can, no bulges on the back.

How to make an awesome wood and leather sunglasses holder!

Glue To Assemble

First Gorilla Glue the middle piece to the backside. I needed to add this middle piece to afford the perfect gap for the leather straps on the backside.

I used my Glowforge to make this awesome sunglasses holder!

Then add glue all around the middle piece edge and inside the gap where the leather will touch and then add the top piece…

How to make an awesome wood and leather sunglasses holder!

Clamp

Using small/medium clamps, make sure that the piece is properly lined up all the way around and that you wipe off any excess glue. Then let fully dry per the instructions on your glue.

I used my Glowforge to make this awesome sunglasses holder!

Finished!

Remove the clamps, wipe clean if needed and your done!

How to make an awesome wood and leather sunglasses holder!
I used my Glowforge to make this awesome sunglasses holder!

Hang

I used three of these 3M Velcro Picture Hanging Strips across the backside to hang it and it’s worked perfectly.

How to make an awesome wood and leather sunglasses holder!
I used my Glowforge to make this awesome sunglasses holder!

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DIY Tutorial Credits

Photography + DIY Tutorial: Jen Causey-Kidder of Something Turquoise // Exclusive, Sunglasses Holder .SVG Cut File: Shop Something Turquoise // Save up to $500 on your Glowforge purchase here: Glowforge.com // 1/8″ White Oak: Smokey Hill Designs // 3/4″ Leather Strap: Amazon // Gorilla Glue: Amazon // Minwax Polyurethane Spray: Amazon

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