DIY: Makeup Storage Box from a Sphora Gift Box

April 17, 2015

DIY: how to make a makeup storage box from a sephora gift box

If you have been following my blog for a while then you know that I live in a rather small apartment, which means I’m always looking for the next trick to maximize storage space. This small apartment situation means I don’t get the luxury of a vanity, and my bathroom draws are already full to the brim, so aside from one shelf in the bathroom cabinet (reserved for my most prized cosmetics) the rest of my makeup is left without a home. Thats when I decided I needed to create some sort of makeup storage box. Now all I had to do to get started was to find a box to use, and the rest is easy and fun.

Did you know when you order online at Sephora you can add a gift box for free?! I add one to almost every order as they are sturdy, useful and quite pretty (shh, don’t tell sephora!).

As for foam core (the stuff I make the dividers from), its cheapest at Dollarama ($2.50 a piece, I think) I’v seen it at smaller dollar stores for about $6 and at art stores it goes upwards of $7!

My cutting knife and glue gun are also from dollar stores, Yokoyaya to be exact (Daiso)… yeah dollar stores are pretty sweet! Places like Michaels are pretty much the biggest joke ever in my opinion… those prices… I laugh and then walk out again.

DIY: how to make a makeup storage box from a sephora gift box

1. First you need a box, something sturdy. I used the large gift box from Sephora (they are free with purchase).

2. Gather together your supplies. You will need a cutting mat, foam core board, glue gun, ruler and a cutting knife.

3. Now before you go cutting everything out you need to have a plan. Lay out your makeup and decide what should go where. Once you have a plan, measure and cut out your pieces and then glue together. For my first layer the 2 sections on the left have lower walls. The section on the right is higher and the dividers are on a slight diagonal.

4. Next I have an insert that fits over the lower left side. Don’t forget to add a little cutout so you can lift it without pulling on the glued walls.

5. My final (3rd) layer covers the whole area and has a hole in the middle so I can lift it out easily.

6. My first layer… small pallets, mac singles and then mac compacts.

7. Half layer that holds eyeliners and smash box pallet.

8. Final Layer that holds brushes and a few other bits.

Its very easy, you just need some patience to put it all together. I made this about 5 months ago and its still going strong. It gets kept in the storage room and I pull it out to do my makeup and then pack it all away again, nice and easy.

The total cost was about $2.80

What do you think? How do you store your makeup?


You Might Also Like

  • Tifa May 10, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    I love this! Simple and pretty! ❤
    Tifa recently posted…E.L.F. Cosmetics Review and Swatches – Part 1: EYESMy Profile

    • Kassandra May 11, 2015 at 10:03 am

      thanks for stopping by and I’m s glad you like it

  • Verossa July 6, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    cute and like it!

    • Kassandra July 6, 2015 at 9:18 pm

      Thank you :)

  • Center Gifts January 6, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    The idea is very creative and it’s simply done. I totally impressed by learning the overall process of this DIY makeup storage box created from a Sphora gift box. Great job, keep it up.

  • Start The Year Clutter Free With These 19 Useful DIY Organization Ideas January 21, 2016 at 3:13 am

    […] Tutorial via […]

  • Victória October 27, 2016 at 5:55 am

    All this love! Thank you!!!!!

  • Natasha January 4, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    This diy makeup storage box is stunning with unique design. I like it. Great job.
    Natasha recently posted…Buy Flats in Zirakpur in the Green Lotus AvenueMy Profile

  • Beatriz January 31, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    I always do what I recommend here in the blog. I really like the thing I find here.

  • Ricardo Ceszar February 10, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Great job, keep it up.

  • 11 Genius Makeup Storage Ideas - Fullact Trending Stories With The Laugh Mixture April 10, 2017 at 2:28 am

    […] the perfect DIY makeup storage out of a recycled Sephora gift box. via Design […]

  • 20 Easy and Creative Makeup Organization Tips + Ideas | The It Mom April 18, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    […] Makeup Storage Box From A Sephora Gift Box from […]