My makeup box started out as the gift box for this set from Philosophy
I bought this set for myself because it was a good price for sample sizes of these products. I liked the box and saved it because I figured I cold do something useful with it. Of course it had to be transformed a bit because, well, I didn’t want people to see it and think I had welcomed a baby. So once I got the idea to turn it into my makeup storage box all I did was take off the lid and trace around it onto a sheet of cute scrapbook paper (sorry, I don’t have any pictures of the process because I did this about a year ago). I then painted some Mod Podge onto the top of the lid and centered the paper onto it. Once it dried I applied another coat of Mod Podge over the top of the paper. To dress it up a little more I used some sticker letters I had picked up on clearance from Pier 1 to spell out “Pretty” in the middle of the lid.
That’s it! I could have repainted or decoupaged the box but I like it as is. Ditto for the ribbon.
I also needed storage for my makeup brushes. One of my friends gave me a really cute tea tin from Harrod’s London as a souvenir and I had been saving it for a long time. I thought this could be the perfect way to make it into something useful and have it out on display. I just removed the lid and then, to give the brushes more stability, filled the bottom with coffee beans.
After I’ve put on my makeup I can put everything back onto a mirrored tray on my dresser. They make a nice display along with my perfume bottles.
The best part of this project is that I didn’t spend any money on it; I just used materials I already had. So easy! This would work just as well with any sturdy box you have on hand and some sort of jar or container, even a tin can that you paint or recover. It just takes a little bit of creativity and vision!
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