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Create your own personalized DIY makeup organizer box with divider inserts. Made from inexpensive craft boards and wood glue, this fabulous makeup organizer is sure to store your cosmetics and other beauty products. Are you ready to reclaim your bathroom space?

Makeup Organizer Box. This is such a great idea. I'm sick of my make up all over the bathroom vanity!

This project has been a LONG time coming. Before I go into the tutorial, let me show you what my bathroom vanity looked like on a DAILY basis.

BEFORE

Behold my makeup CHAOS!

This is what my bathroom vanity looked like ALL. THE .TIIIIME.!! When it was time to clean the bathroom, I would simply move my lovely things out of the way, then put them right back. Sometimes I would try to be “organized” and shove them in a makeup bag under the sink, only to retrieve them again the next day and continue my cycle of leaving everything on the vanity.

YIKES! If you bathroom vanity looks like this, check out the DIY MAKE UP ORGANIZER I made with NO POWER TOOLS

I came to the conclusion the only solution that would work would be to create a makeup organizer that  fit right in the same corner I am used to leaving all of my makeup. Since we only have one sink in our master bathroom, my sweet, patient, husband has navigated around my chaos on a daily basis to shave and brush his teeth. Bless him!

No doubt he is the happiest of all I came up with this solution!

DIY Wooden Makeup Organizer made with no power tools!

DIY MAKEUP ORGANIZER

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Scroll  to the bottom for a video summarizing the process!


First: About the Boards 

You can absolutely create this makeup organizer box with NO POWER TOOLS. I used craft boards (pine project boards). They are light and thin, roughly about 3/8” to ½” thick They come in 3-foot lengths and can be purchased at a big box store and some craft stores. I got the 4” and 6” wide boards. I bought mine at Lowe’s. I did not see them available online. You can have them cut the boards to size for you at the store or use a hand saw to make the cuts.

DIY Make Up Organizer from thin pine boards and NO POWER TOOLS!


Click here to have the printable plans for this makeup organizer emailed to you. 

DIY Makeup Organizer. FREE PLANS!


DIY MAKEUP ORGANIZER TUTORIAL

Materials 

  • (2) 6″ wide pine craft project boards
  • (2) 4″ wide pine craft project boards
  • Cuts for the 6” boards
    • (2) at 4” (1) at 16” (1) at 20”
  • Cuts for the 4” boards
    • (2) at 20” (3) at 4 3/8”

STEP 1: Make the Cuts

If you want to make these customizable to your space, you can create your own pattern, like I did. Take your measurements to the store or use a hand saw to make the cuts.

DIY Customized Makeup Organizer. No more vanity chaos!

For these plans the 4” boards are shown in green and the 6” boards in blue. When you make all your cuts, you should end up with 9 pieces as shown below.

DIY Makeup Organizer. Create one with NO POWER TOOLS!

STEP 2: Glue the 2 side pieces to the bottom

These pieces are your 3- 20” craft boards. Put wood glue at the seams and either clamp or place something heavy on top until the glue dries.

DIY Makeup Organizer. Build it with a few boards and GLUE! (No tools)

STEP 3: Glue the two end pieces

Next, glue the two  4″ end pieces the same way. I propped it up and used a heavy book to make sure the glue took good hold. DIY Makeup Organizer. This is SUPER easy to make with a few boards and GLUE!

STEP 4: Glue wood plugs

Glue the flat head wood plugs wherever you want to place the dividers. Remember to glue them far enough apart to hold the dividers in place. Make sure they line up on both sides so your dividers will be straight.

DIY Makeup Organizer!

STEP 5: Slide the dividers in place

Now it’s starting to get FUN! Coming together.

DIY Makeup Organizer with dividers! You can make this with NO POWER TOOLS!

STEP 6: Prep the Lid

Glue four flat head wood plugs  under the lid to keep it from sliding. I opted to cut the lid short and keep one end open for my makeup brushes. If you prefer to cover the entire box cut the piece the same length as the bottom piece (20″).

DIY Makeup Organizer

Not bad hey? Now glue on a handle and you’re SET!

DIY Makeup Organizer. FREE PLANS!

If you decide to leave the open space, fill it with rock pebbles to hold your brushes in style!

DIY Makeup Organizer. Build it with NO power tools. Just glue! Seriously!

STEP 7: Enjoy your makeup organizer and re-claim your space!

DIY Makeup Organizer. Claim your bathroom space back and make this beauty with craft boards and GLUE!

DIY Makeup Organizer with dividers. Make it with a few craft boards, glue and NO POWERTOOLS!

DIY Makeup Organizer! No power tools needed! LOVE THIS!

Watch this video to see the entire process in less than 2 minutes!

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Create your own personalized DIY makeup organizer box with divider inserts. Made from inexpensive craft boards and wood glue, this fabulous makeup organizer is sure to store your cosmetics and other beauty products. Are you ready to reclaim your bathroom space?


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Janice| Sawdust Sisters

Novice woodworker and serial Popcorn eater, Janice Thomas writes detailed tutorials that motivate others to "dare to try". Originally from Puerto Rico, Janice is fluent in Spanish and dreams of owning a beach house on the island someday! Janice currently lives in Utah with her husband and children, where she works as a university professor.

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    1. Thanks Ivory!

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