Monday, November 25, 2013

Makeup organization!

Don't forget about the favorite post link up tomorrow! Pick your favorite post from last week and link up! I'll pick a few favorites next Tuesday to feature your blog on mine! Now onto the DIY!

This make up board is a project that my husband helped me with about a year ago, and it is one of my favorite do it yourself projects that we have done! I saw several of these boards on pinterest, and so I researched them and came up with my version. It's my favorite part of our bathroom!
Makeup Organization
 Here is what you'll need:
-glue gun
-3M adhesive spray glue (optional)
-magnet strip roll, found at any craft store
-1 yard of fabric
-sturdy 3M velcro backing or screws
-magnetic board (there are many choices)

First you need to pick your magnetic board type. You can use a cookie sheet, which is a fairly cheap option and seemed to be popular on pinterest. My husband picked up a sheet of thick metal at Menards (his favorite store). He was picky about what would hang on his wall. Anything that a magnet will stick to will work as long as it is flat. If you are using screws to attatch this to the wall (not necessary, just an option), then you will want to go ahead and make the holes for those before you go any further. My husband used a fancy tool in his garage for that. Not sure what kind - unfortunately I am not super helpful in that department. Don't worry, like I said you do not have to screw this to the wall. There is another way to mount it.
You will then wrap it in your fabric of choice and glue onto the back side with the glue gun. I found mine at Hobby Lobby. They had several really cute choices! Make sure you go slow and get it completely flat laying on the front of the board. You don't want wrinkles or your makeup wont stick. You can also use 3M adhesive spray glue to make this easier, but it is not absolutely necessary.
After this dries, you can attach it to the wall! You can do it via screws, as in the picture (my husband bought me decorative accessories for around the screws):
DIY Makeup Organization
Or, you can use sturdy 3M velcro backing. EITHER way will work. This board hung both ways. When I lived in my apartment, I did not want to screw into my wall in the bathroom. So I used 3M backing (the cheaper and easier option). It worked just as well as the screws. My husband just insisted on screwing it into the wall when I moved in to the house.
You will then use your magnetic strip and cut it to fit the back of your makeup accessories.
DIY Makeup Board
  I did not rely on the magnetic backing alone to hold up my makeup. I did not want it to fall and break the cakes of my makeup. So I used the hot glue gun to attach. And viola! You have a clutter free way to contain your makeup. I also made my makeup brush holder!
I used an old Yankee candle jar that we had burned to the bottom. I cleaned out all the wax - if you have questions on how to do this difficult task just ask! It was not easy! I then purchased the stones from Hobby Lobby. I use it to stick my brushes in that don't fit in my makeup roll to keep them off the counter. I use a mason jar to hold my hair ties and head bands.

I hope this inspires you to make your own makeup board! How have you organized your bathroom? 

50 comments:

  1. It looks really great! You are so creative girl! :)

    www.magdalennes.blogspot.com

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  2. So cute! I've seen this on pinterest and always wondered how well it works so I'm glad you did a post on it :) I love reusing old candle jars! They're really good for putting things together for gifts as well!

    sundays grace

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    1. They are! It's a great size and so pretty!

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  3. Your craftiness never ceases to amazing me!! I love the pattern!!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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    1. I got the fabric from hobby lobby - I love it too!

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  4. I've been debating doing one of these in my bathroom as well! Thank you for sharing...I might try this soon.

    http://bbritnell.blogspot.com/

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  5. I've always loved this idea for storing makeup! I currently just use an on the counter organization drawer, but this is so cute! I also keep my makeup brushes in a cute small vase with "pebbles" in it. Perfect way to stay organized and decorate at the same time!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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  6. Oooh I need this in my life - I'm so bad at makeup storage. Great DIY!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  7. Love this idea! I actually use a desk organizer from Target for all my makeup and use a cup to hold all of my brushes. Your way is definitely more visually appealing :)
    xo,
    Megan
    Bespeckled With Freckles

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    1. A desk organizer is an awesome idea!

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  8. This is so cute and convenient! Love it!

    Elizabeth
    http://glamcandyxo.blogspot.com

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  9. OMG a velcro make-up holder?! What will you come up with next! I love reading about your DIYs everyday!
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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  10. Another awesome DIY!! I have the majority of everyday makeup in a makeup bag in my car because I am always running late. Sad but true... hope you had a great weekend!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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    1. Haha I should do that in case of emergencies!

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  11. I like how you reused the candle jar and put stones in it to hold your makeup brushes! What a great idea!

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    1. I think it's a great way to reuse it! Thanks for the sweet comment!

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  12. This is brilliant! My bathroom is not organized in ANY way, so I could definitely benefit from making this, lol!

    jess | Quaintrelle

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    1. It has definitely cleared up my clutter!

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  13. This is so great! Love how organized this is! All my stuff is in one drawer!
    xo,
    Jacqueline

    stylininstlouis.com

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    1. Thanks! It keeps me clutter free! I still use my drawer too :)

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  14. I've actually never seen this!! Very good idea for the stuff you wear/use all the time
    atelier zozo

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  15. this is so cool

    Shalay| itsjustshalay.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! It keeps me clutter free!

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  17. I love this idea! You always have the best DIY!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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  18. I like, the DIY makeup holders they're super cute! definitely going to do this myself. my make up brush holders are fairly boring. thanks for the tip x
    http://makeupmonster77.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. It definitely brightens up our bathroom a bit and keeps clutter down!

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  19. What a cool DIY! You did a great job-good looking and functional.

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    1. Thanks! It really helps cut down on the clutter!

      agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

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  20. I so need to do this with my make up! My organization is out of control!! LOL!

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    1. It totally helps with that! I have way less stuff on the counter now!

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    1. Thank you - its pretty simple too!

      agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

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  22. This is SO cute!!!! My makeup is stored in a Rubbermaid set of "drawers" right now, hahah!

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    1. Its my fav part of our bathroom! It really cut down on all my clutter!

      agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

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  23. SO cute & stylish!! I love it, girly :)

    Xoxo

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    1. Thank you! You're so sweet!

      agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

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  24. What a GREAT idea! My stuff is always so disorganized. Thank you so much for sharing, girl! :) You're always so creative!!

    <3

    Kelly
    kellyinthecity.com

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  25. Love that idea!! I know Todd would certainly love it if I did something like this, because he hates seeing my makeup all over the bathroom counter eaching morning!

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