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Reusing An Eyeglasses Case

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Eyeglasses cases can find a second life by using them in creative new ways. This is a guide about reusing an eyeglasses case.


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March 9, 2012

We always have a lot of empty eyeglass cases around. I use them to carry my scissors, toe nail clippers, tweezers, etc. in my purse. I carry lipstick and other small items when traveling; like buttons, thread and needle just in case. I also carry pens in them as well.

By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario

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August 3, 2007

I was wondering what to do with some of my unused spectacle cases then came up with an idea to organize the bits and bobs I carry in my handbag (purse). So I popped in some of the things I routinely carry that usually ends up in a heap at the bottom of my bag and takes me ages to find any item.

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

By By Monique from Somerset UK

Using Eyeglass Cases

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March 23, 2010

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. I often see animals on the road or if I see a wreck and need to call 911.

The phone will dial this emergency code even if there are no minutes on it. It is the law, so the phone is good for emergencies, and for me telling myself how to get somewhere on the voice memo, I can just play it back while I am driving. Also it has a memo pad that I can write directions down on. Also I can tell myself where I park at the mall with it, but I digress. I use this soft eyeglasses case for holding the phone. Even if I had used it for eyeglass storage like on my desk or something, I still would have sewn on a square of velcro because I don't like my glasses falling out.


This makes any kind of holder really. You can keep money in it, and no one would suspect it because it looks like it is an eyeglass holder.

Velcro is great!

By Robyn Fed from Hampton, TN

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November 6, 2012

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.


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November 22, 2006

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! It is perfect for a couple of crochet hooks, small scissors, yarn needle, and threader. I keep it in my "Project on the Go" that I take along with me to appointments. Waiting is so much more productive and you don't have to stop when you have to change colours or need to sew in an end!

By Faye from The Pas, MB, Canada

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November 15, 2013

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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May 4, 2011

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

Using an eye glass case for holding scissors.

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March 23, 20100 found this helpful

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.

By Jonnie

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