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An improved chic place to keep makeup!
If you don't like this idea for makeup, magnets could be bought for a magnetic picture board, or it could be used for notes and lists... the possibilities are truly endless.

Posted by Jami C. from Fredonia, New York, United States • Published

  • Step 1

    Take the photo frame (I just bought a cheap one from Salvation Army) remove the glass and anything else inside. Trace the glass onto the the sheet metal,then you can dispose of the glass.

  • Step 2

    Tin snips may be needed to trim the sheet metal. Some hardware stores will cut the exact size you need if you bring the frame in with you.

  • Step 3

    Next take the wood spray paint and paint the wooden frame. At this time you can also use the plastic spray paint for the cups.

  • Step 4

    While they are drying you can take the gift bag you chose and trace that around the glass or sheet metal. Other options besides using a gift bag are fabric, card stock paper, newspaper, or anything! I found an awesome bag at Walmart that went well with the paint that I already bought, and it had a super cute bow on it. I went into looking for a fabric though. The front of the bag was used for mine and the bag was used for another one.

  • How to make a storage unit. Magnetic Makeup Board - Step 5
    Step 5

    Next I brought out my makeup and super glued magnets to the backs.

  • How to make a storage unit. Magnetic Makeup Board - Step 6
    Step 6

    The tubed makeup and brushes go into the cups. Once the cups are dry I placed 2 magnets on the back of those.

  • How to make a storage unit. Magnetic Makeup Board - Step 7
    Step 7

    I super glued the gift bag to the sheet metal. When the frame dried i placed it all together. I originally wanted to keep the glass so I could use a dry erase marker on it, but the magnetic strength wasn't very strong.

  • How to make a storage unit. Magnetic Makeup Board - Step 8
    Step 8

    After I was finished I added a little scrap booking flower to the middle of the bow on my board.

  • How to make a storage unit. Magnetic Makeup Board - Step 9
    Step 9

    I then put all my makeup on the board and that's it. Enjoy!

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Jello · Los Angeles, California, US · 8 projects
suuuuuuuch a great idea!!
Jeny H.
Jeny H.
Hi would you mind if I featured this on my site/tumblr? I will give you full credit? I plan on making this myself but can I use your pictures and instructions until I get around to making it?
Sara R.
Sara R.
<3 how craft-y
Demonymphetamine · Turmero, Aragua, VE · 49 projects
a great idea!
PK · Modesto, California, US · 8 projects
Wow, what a great idea!!! Good job!
Tammy R.
Tammy R. · Ellicottville, New York, US
Jami you are so crafty! Happy These turned out AWESOME! I love mine - thank you for showing me & helping me make mine! It's GORGEOUS & everyone LOVES it! Very classy & cool!
Marina G.
Marina G. · 1 project
Nice! That's a good idea! If I find a metal sheet I'll do it! Happy

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