Saturday, June 19, 2010

DIY: The ultimate makeup organiser

After many a night searching through my jumbled collection of eyeshadow, blushers, lipsticks and what-not to find the required makeup for going out, I decided enough was enough! There had to be an easier way to store all of this, instead of stuffing it into draws. I like things organised, and on display if possible - problem solved by a visit to my local Spotlight store!

I had long liked the idea of painting and decorating one of those DIY wooden boxes you put together yourself, and I stumbled on the perfect solution searching among them. Being a crafty person at heart (a vivid imagination!) As soon as I saw this Kaisercraft scrapbooking organiser I knew I was onto a winner. I imagined it full of brushes, bottles and pottles, eyeliners...perfect!! At $24 it wasn't too expensive, by the time I purchased some black acrylic paint and some scrapbooking paper it was up a bit...but worth it for the results.

After separating all of the pieces with a sharp craft knife (I would recommend sanding the edges for an extra smooth finish) I painted all the pieces with 2 coats of black acrylic paint. I then cut the scrapbook paper to the appropriate size (approx 2-3mm short of the edges for a nice finish) and glued them to some of the pieces of wood. For the piece with the holes for ribbon, I covered these with paper as I had no use for them.

I painted over the edges of the paper to get rid of the white edge and then used PVA to glue the whole thing together. I tightly tied string around the unit to hold the pieces firmly, and left overnight to dry.

And there you have it! The perfect makeup storage solution. It's narrow, so it doesn't take up much space and there's room for brushes, compacts, eyeshadow, even hairspray!


  1. Hmm i tried to leave you a comment here the other day but apparently it didnt work :(
    this is a really cool idea!!
    laura j

  2. Thank you!! :) Hello! I noticed your profile was private, maybe had something to do with it? It's very handy keeps all my make up tidy :)

  3. i didn't know i had a profile? haha

  4. Haha ah well that will be the problem! :)