OK, I am going to let you in on a little secret about me. I love quick and easy DIY projects that make me feel like I actually have my s#*t together! And some spots in my home are so cluttered it’s obvious that I’m a hot mess. Lately, I’ve been working over-time on decluttering certain areas of my home. The first spot I tackled was my vanity. Between the make-up and brushes everywhere, adding in the fact that I have several pairs of eyeglasses and sunglasses cluttering up my little table was driving me nuts. I had to figure something out to get those glasses off the table so I would stop accidentally knocking them off. And that is where the DIY Corkboard Glasses Holder comes in.
Tackling my vanity table.
I have a small table for my vanity, so I wanted to get them off the table to save space. The first task was cleaning up and organizing the make-up and brushes. That was the easy part! It turns out tool boxes work great for that. Seriously! The top part holds my cup with brushes and all the face stuff; foundation, primer, blush, concealer and so on. The drawers are for eyes and lips. And you can even grab a can of spray paint and make it whatever color fits your room. I plan on using my Cricut Maker to cut vinyl to decorate mine. I’m thinking Oracal 631 since it’s not permanent. That way if I decide to change it up in a year, I can! Even my make up brush holder could use some pizazz. Maybe some glitter and a cute saying! That is going to be the next DIY project I do.
OK, now onto the glasses holder. This is a super easy and quick project! The only part that takes awhile is waiting for the paint to dry.
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What You Need For This DIY
- Corkboard Tiles – Amazon has lots to choose from as far as shape and sizes. There seven some that are already painted
- Acrylic Paint. I got this set on Amazon and love it. I use the paints for my random projects like this and for coloring felt before making flowers.
- Foam Brushes
- Glue Gun. This is the one I use. I really like that it is multi-temp and for the price has lasted me a long time.
- Elastic. I used a pack that I had laying around from making no-crease hair ties that I picked up at Walmart.
- Command Picture Hanging Strips. Since we are renting right now, I have tons of these on hand to minimize the holes in the walls from pictures and to keep damage from happening to the walls.
- Pretty embellishments for the sides of the elastic. I decided to use thumbtacks and mini felt flowers for mine. I’ll show you how I made the flowers below.
- Lay your corkboard tiles on a protected surface. I had mine on a poster board. Grab your paint and squirt some on the tiles then brush it on. Cover all your boards evenly with the paint. Now the hard part, waiting for them to dry. If you want to add felt flowers as embellishments, now is the time to make them.
- Once the paint is dry, start heating up your glue gun. Grab your elastic and cut it to the size you want. I cut mine about 2″ long.
- Glue just the ends of the elastic to where you want them. I laid out my glasses on the board ahead of time to decide where I wanted them to hang at.
- Add your embellishments now if you want them.
- Flip your boards over and attach the Command Picture Hanging Strips.
Making Mini Felt Flowers
- For each mini felt flower, you will need to cut out 5, 1″ circles from the felt. For a quick and easy printable you can trace onto the felt, head on over to my Felt Gardenias and Mini Rose tutorial.
- Cut your felt circles in half.
- Using a needle and thread, sew through the bottom of each half circle like in the picture below.
- When you get to the end, pull on the thread to bunch up all the petals until they look like picture #4 below. Then grab one end of your petal strip and start wrapping it to make your flower. Add glue when you get to the end to secure your flower shape.
And now you are done!
Hang them on the wall and admire your awesome work! I love it now that I have all my glasses in one spot to easily grab them and go. You can see in the picture below how great it looks and no more evil looks from The Mister when he catches me bumping them off the table. And now I’m a bit more of an organized hot mess!
What are your favorite DIY projects to get rid of the clutter?