Monday, June 18, 2012

DIY Magnetic Makeup Organizer

I decided it was time to clean up my makeup. I am not much of a girlie girl, but I have to wear makeup. Getting older, have imperfection, got to cover them. But my makeup usually is just a mess and a hodgepodge of junk. Probably not the best way to store my makeup. I went from this...

To this!

Now mind you, I didn't attach magnets to the brushes and a few others, but that is in a container neatly on my vanity. I will figure out what to do with that later.

Anyway, You will need a cookie sheet (Dollar store), magnets (Dollar Store), Mod podge, Glitter, scrapbook paper (or you can do what I did and print out a great pattern off the internet!), sponge brushes, and scissors, and ribbon (not pictured)

and of course, a hot glue gun. No project is complete, till you have burned off any remnants of your finger prints with hot glue!
This is my trusty, very old, very worn hot glue gun that I, sort of, stole from my mom. She will probably see this and go, I was wondering where this went!! Hi MOM!!!

So, I had multiple sheets of paper to cover this, as the cookie sheet is bigger than your standard 8.5 x 11 paper. Using my exacto knife and scissors, I sized the paper, in the tray, and cut it to fit.

This is the part where the kids get involved. My girls love helping me do projects, especially when glitter is involved. So Mod Podge is harmless, so they helped me spread it onto the cutting board.

Then I placed the paper on top, making sure it didn't have air bubbles. 

Then I added glitter to the Mod Podge. 

And applied to the entire thing, even the lip that is outside the paper. Yes, it was a big mess but was it worth it, YES!!

So once its all covered and glitterized, let it dry for about 30 minutes. You can be working on the other side of the project and it should be done by then. 

Next, Get your glue gun ready and your makeup. Using the magnets from the dollar store. Hot glue them to the back of the compacts. Oh, and I had to learn the hard way that you need to pay attention to which side of the magnets neet to be attached to the makeup. I had a few that I had to redo because the magnets wouldn't work on one side. 

Once the tray is dry, flip it over and measure the ribbon so that it goes from the bottom all the way to the top with lots of extra so you can tie the two pieces together and make a bow. I did the ribbon all the way up the tray with hot glue to make sure it had plenty to hold onto and would be sturdy enough to hold up the weight. 

Then, tie a bow at the top and hang. Once hung, add your makeup! 

Voila! Makeup Organized! Nailed it!

Hope you like the tutorial. It looks great in my bathroom and my hubby is just glad there is not makeup all over the sink in the bathroom!

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  1. Very clever and organized! Love it.

    1. Thanks! It really cleaned up the counter in my bathroom! I think my husband likes it more than I do!

  2. Great idea! I love Sparkle Mod Podge. It just seems to take any project to a special place.
    I'm passing along the Sunshine Award to you today for all of your creativity and inspiration! Come on over to Etcetorize to check it all out~

    1. Awww, thanks so much!! I am on Etcetorize now!

  3. I love this idea! My makeup is always getting broken in the drawer. I would love for you to share on my linky party!
    Marcie @

  4. What a great idea! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It and Win It Wednesday @!

  5. What a wonderful idea! I love how it looks pretty, but also keeps everything uncluttered and at your fingertips.

    We'd love for you to link up to our Finished Friday blog party.

    1. Thanks for the comment! I would love to add this to your link party. Going there now!

  6. such a great idea to de-clutter drawers and make-up bags. a very well-written tutorial. thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday!

    1. Yeah, it has really helped my bathroom sink immensely. Thanks for reading it, glad you enjoyed it!

  7. I must admit, my makeup looks just about the same! Love this idea to turn the cookie sheet into a functional yet pretty makeup storage! Thanks for sharing at T4

    1. yeah, it has really helped! I have a tendency to organize and then not keep it up and with this, its a no brainer!