Thursday, 17 July 2014

DIY Makeup Organisation

I recently made these makeup drawer dividers after realizing my drawer was a complete mess, deciding that it was high time to sort it out. I created sections in which to put different products by cutting up boxes (mainly cereal boxes) and, after having found a way to arrange them in my drawer, covered them in wrapping paper. As you can see, I ran out of the polka dot wrapping paper and so one section is different from the rest but I kinda like that it's different. 

Making these sections took me much of the day as one really underestimates how long it takes to completely cover each box in wrapping paper. Therefore, although I'm really happy with how they turned out I'm not sure that it's something I would do again, as one can buy drawer dividers pretty cheaply and save a lot of time. However, if you have a lot of time to waste and want personalised sections of different sizes that you can make exactly fit in the drawer, it could still be worth making your own.

I threw away a lot of my makeup so my little stash has been severely reduced, yet it's still a little bit of a struggle to fit everything in; this is not inclusive of my everyday makeup and the nail polish section is completely full! My makeup collection is ever-growing so this is really more of a short term solution until I go to university (assuming I have achieved high enough grades to attend). However, my makeup is now so much more organized and easy to find and my makeup drawer looks a lot prettier now if  do say so myself.

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  1. They look brilliant! I just pick up the ones from IKEA because I have the Malm drawers but I love the idea of making them myself. I could have whatever pattern I wanted!

    Rachael at

  2. I love this idea :) But I probably don't need this as I really don't have that much make-up products at all x

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  3. Cute idea! Haha I applaud your dedication to the wrapping paper- they look good! I keep my main makeup in a little clear plastic tray with dividers, and the rest gets sort of tossed about...

    Little Gold Pocket Watch

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  5. Ah i love your storage... they look so cute and girly xx

  6. Ooh, this is a great idea. I have a couple of small boxes like these at home -- good thing I haven't thrown them out yet!

  7. I used to organize them just like you when I had them in a drawer, but now I have them in a trailer, in a similar way, but I need a better storage for sure!!!

  8. Such a good idea! And its recycling which I'm always a fan of haha.

    Cats in Crop Tops

  9. I love the way you organize your makeup! Such a great idea!

    Evi // Beneath the Glitter //

  10. That is so creative!!! Thanks for sharing. I don't know if I have as much patience as you though. I just keep mine in one of those clear drawers you buy at Target or Walmart :) It's also easy if I ever have to evacuate (which I've done once). I just took the entire drawer (it's small) and put it in a backpack. Bam, priorities straight - makeup needs to be saved from the fire haha

    Arianne |

  11. I love this, just shows you don't have to spend so much money on makeup storage! I used gift boxes I got at Christmas for ages! But I've just moved into a flat and got some wooden drawers for the bathroom and I've used that now :)

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

  12. What a brilliant idea! I wish I had enough room room in my drawers to do this.


  13. I need to do something like this! Such a brilliant and cute idea :)

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  14. This is a fantastic idea! I've made some of my own little DIY boxes before and they really do take longer to make than you would think as there's quite a lot of work involved :)

    The Miss Beauty Saver Blog

  15. This is a brilliant idea, my make up is stored in the MUJI dividers in the top draw of my MALM 6 draw dresser and that works well but I always have my daily make up on my desk for easy access.

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