I feel like I’ve been “pinning” forever. There’s always a few minutes in the day to check out what my friends have been “pinning” on Pinterest and to find a few ideas about things I can’t believe I’ve lived without.
I pinned this craft project about six months ago. A clever way to store my shadows, I knew that I would eventually get around to putting it together and I finally have!
This website contains all the instructions for creating the cutest custom magnetic make-up holders. I encourage you to peek at Laura’s site for detailed instructions, and/or to skip below and read my shortcut version
A huge fan of Container Store, I found a stainless magnetic board in the office department. I also found a few different options at Target. The great thing about these is that they are already finished and require no trip to Home Depot. The full instructions produce an adorable finished product, but I think my version ended up pretty darn cute too.
Here’s what you’ll need to create my version:
One Magnetic Bulletin Board (size of your choice)
Several packages of small magnets from the craft store
Hot Glue Gun
You can see in the picture above how I’d organized my eye shadows in the past. I have a terrible habit of buying shadows and then putting them in this little container where I can’t find anything I want to use.
1. Use your hot glue gun to attach the magnet to the lid of the eyeshadows.
2. Organize your shadows by color. Be prepared to feel VERY OCD as you do this… but it seriously will make it easier to find a color when you need it. Just do it.
3. If you’re also adding blushes or larger items to the magnetic board, you may need to add a larger magnet or double up. Test this out as needed.
4. Next, find a great spot to hang your board. I chose the inside of my pantry in my bathroom. I don’t really want it to be on display… and these are moreso my back-up colors as opposed to my everyday colors.
Warning: When you see how many are on here, know that I haven’t had any clue about how many I’ve had because they’ve all been in a container. It’s MUCH more functional now… and much more in control.
Question: How do you organize your makeup??