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By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario
I posted a similar idea in 2007, click the link to see what items I keep in my glasses case. It's a super idea.
A case that is no longer needed for a pair of glasses makes a good sewing kit to carry in your purse. It will hold everything you need for a quick mend.
In one case i have a pen with a needle and thread attached inside the pen, my backup diabetic medication, a small mirror, plasters, small scissors, hairband, denture cream, money for an emergency phonecall, diarrhoea tablets and soap. I have room for a few tissues on top too. I was surprised at how much I can get in there.
I will use one case to use when my young nieces and nephews come to stay. Taking plasters and antiseptic cream for scraps or bites, eye wash (I live by a sandy beach) Junior paracetamols, wet wipes in a ziploc bag etc.
I was going to give them away on Freecycle but I think I will keep them now.
I will be passing my tip onto my lady friends and even men can carry a glasses case with their things inside as no one would know what's inside, would they?
Happy summer to you all, xx
That is a wonderful tip - thanks for sharing! I will hunt up some of my old cases and put them into use. God bless you!
I like to put a velcro tab on those silky material eyeglass holders to make a phone case out of it for use in my purse. I bought a nine dollar Virgin Mobile phone at Walmart because it was a pretty color.
When I got my last pair of eye glasses I was given a hard shell case with them. As I wear my glasses all the time I didn't think I had a use for it. Voila!
I have lots of old eyeglass holders, which open and close. I used the old eyeglass holder to hold bandages and a tube of triple antibiotic. It takes up very little space and is always handy.
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I'm recycling my old eye glass cases. This one, I have found, is just the right size for three pairs of my craft paper scissors. I can turn back the flap and sew on a soda can tab/ring to hang it up. Handy Dandy!
By Great Granny Vi from Moorpark, CA
Great Idea: I have seen others take an old pot holder and fold it in thirds, using hot glue or ribbon to secure it, and it's pointed on the bottom so the scissors fit perfect. Now that is using our heads!
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If you have an old eyeglass case (the type that men use with a clip on one side with the top of it open for the eyeglasses to slip in) you can use it to slip on your belt and hold your cell phone in when you are out shopping or walking. This is a lot cheaper than buying a new cell phone carrier! Plus you can decorate yours to suit your personality! Use paint, ribbons buttons, pins etc.