Repurpose Old Eyeglasses Into A Family Tree

Repurpose Old Eyeglasses Into A Family Tree

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Sarah Rae Smith
Jun 17, 2010

In our home, there's at least 4 new pairs of glasses each year and although you can donate old frames, we've always held onto them... just in case. To help thin down the drawer, we think this family tree of sorts would be a great way to put them to use. Instructions and other ideas on how to use this idea, after the jump!

This out of sight (no pun intended) idea comes from Lemon Tree Creations and we double-plus love the idea. Traditional frames hanging on the wall of family photos are fun, but spicing things up a little, never hurt anyone.

Utilizing photos you have of different family members, you'll cut out a lens shape and glue it up. Although they're displayed here on a fun tree formation, we think it could be a great idea to use pictures from the year the glasses were worn. You'd either have an infinitely expanding tree, or could be hung by a string and each year (or whenever new glasses are purchased) a new set is added. Keep the whole family together by making one for each family member (using sunglasses for those who aren't visually impaired).

Glasses are such a personal thing, it's a fun idea to follow the fashion worn through the years and what we looked like at the age we were sporting the look!
Check out the full tutorial over at Lemon Tree Creations

(Image: Lemon Tree Creations)

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