Are you in dire need of a DIY makeup organizer? Your makeup stash is getting bigger by the day and you’d want to approach this situation in a practical way. Here’s how to do it!
DIY Makeup Organizer that Will Clean Up Your Space
It’s true what they say: a girl can never have too much makeup. Like me, most girls are becoming obsessed with a wide array of palettes! That’s not a bad thing at all because it encourages us to be more creative. Besides, with all the beauty blogs, inventive products and YouTube videos popping up, how can we resist? Scattered makeup no more. It’s time to reclaim your space! These awesome DIY makeup organizers save you space and trouble. Say goodbye to messy countertops and say hello to beautiful makeup displays!
1. Clean Brush Holder
This repurposed brush holder is fully enclosed, so it prevents bacteria from entering and sticking to your brushes. Doesn’t this jar look like it was really made to hold your brushes? Well, that’s not the original purpose of this jar, in fact, I’m betting it’s some kind of a candy jar or a candle jar. Of course, you still want to clean your brushes at least once a month (soap and water will do!). I also love the fact that it’s transparent so you can immediately find what you’re looking for quickly. It saves you a great deal of time in the morning.
2. Makeup Brush Organizer
Do you love sushi just as much as you like makeup? If you’re shouting YES, then I’m sure you have a sushi roller bamboo roller at home. The good news is that you can use your sushi roller as your brush organizer. Just weave a lace through the bamboo and you have a new DIY makeup brush organizer!
3. Towel Rods
Got some spare wall in the bathroom? Hang towel rods for an instant DIY makeup organizer. Find some baskets around the house to use or purchase some for cheap. Attach some hooks, and there you go. It’s the perfect way to display your makeup.
4. DIY Storage Box Makeup Organizer
Got some old storage boxes lying around? Of course, you do…we all do! The only question is, what can you do them? Well, it’s such a waste to throw these boxes away, so recycle and repurpose! Turn your old storage boxes into a useful DIY makeup storage with just a few steps!
5. Copper Cups
Looking for minimalist DIY makeup organizers? Buy some large cups at the dollar store, spray paint them, attach them on a wood pallet and mount them on the wall. If you prefer, you can just place them on top of your counter. They’ll look just as gorgeous!
6. Paper Towel Holder Organizer
You know what I really love about paper towels? The holder! There’s just so many things you can do with them! One of which is this DIY storage that you can use for your makeup brushes, lipsticks, lip gloss, nail cleaning tools, and etc. All you need to do is decorate those holders and start organizing.
I really like this DIY brush organizer because it’s super easy!
7. Makeup Drawer
Turn your drawer into the perfect DIY makeup organizer! Grab your unused canisters, cut up vacant shoeboxes and rummage through your extra office supplies to create the perfect organizer for all your makeup products.
8. Wire Baskets
Sometimes no matter how much you want it, there’s just NOT-ENOUGH-SPACE. Don’t fret. Here’s one of the smartest DIY makeup organizer ideas: two-tiered wire baskets. These wire baskets are often used for storing books, magazines, and other things that need to be stored and displayed at the same time. So if you need an organizer for your makeup palettes, this is the winner right here! Alternatively, you can make a DIY cake stand to store and display makeup as well.
9. Magnetic Makeup Boards
Turn your makeup products into a pretty presentation by putting them in an old picture frame! You can then hang your magnetic makeup board anywhere, saving you a lot of counter space.
10. Repurposed Candle Jars
Repurposed candle jars are perfect for girls who have tons of lipstick and gloss. They allow for easy access to your favorite shade without messing up the entire arrangement. Stack them together, like what you see above, or place them next to one another.
11. Wall Mount Lipstick Organizer
By now, you already have a good idea that I love mounting things such as DIY makeup organizers on walls. Your walls are the most underutilized part of the house, and hanging your organizer makes an excellent alternative to having standard pictures frames. This DIY makeup organizer is perfect for organizing lip makeup or anything that you want to see right away! All you need to do is buy a 4-inch PVC tube cut them, and mount!
12. DIY Hanging Organizer
If you’ve maximized your wall space, how about the back of your door? This is one of the most ingenious DIY makeup organizers, and it’s really affordable. Don’t have the time? Then buy this shoe organizer on Amazon for less than $10, and place your makeup inside each compartment. Works the same way.
13. Rolling Cart
Do you have those rolling carts at home? I usually see them in salons but I never thought about turning them into a makeup organizer. It’s actually very space-efficient and this rolling cart DIY makeup organizer is perfect for those makeup addicts who needs tons of storage. It’s multi-tiered, so you can actually put both your makeup and skincare products here. It also has caster wheels so you can do your makeup in the bathroom, in the bedroom – practically everywhere in the home.
After you’ve unboxed your makeup, don’t throw the boxes away yet. You can also use them to organize makeup. Get some inspiration from this video of Yvette Polanka:
We all know that every beauty product we buy is an investment. That’s the primary reason why we should give our skincare and makeup products the TLC it deserves. Makeup organizers can get pretty pricey, which is why we will need to put our hands to work and put A+ effort into making DIY makeup organizers. Turn old and unused things into something useful. Repurpose and recycle ladies, it’s good for the environment too! Truth be told, with some patience and creativity, you’ll have these cool DIY makeup organizers in no time.
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in October 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.