A DIY makeup magnet board: possibly the best idea ever

I was tootling around the Internet this morning when I came across a craft blog post containing a truly original and marvelous makeup storage idea.

It comes from mom and craft blogger Laura, of Laura Thoughts, who, like most of us, had a disorganized mishmash of cosmetics.

The poor thing couldn't even see what she had!

Sound familiar?

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Then she came up with the idea of organizing her makeup on a hanging magnet board.

Here's the finished result.

I think it's BRILLIANT.

The short version of the story is that Laura bought a picture frame from the Salvation Army, painted it, had a piece of metal cut to fit inside it at the hardware store, covered that with fabric, and then hot glued magnets to the backs of all of her makeup. Those cups holding her makeup brushes each have three magnets apiece going up the back.

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This idea doesn't work for me, unfortunately, since I have less wall space than drawer space in my own bathroom. But I know so many of you, particularly those of you in older homes and apartments, have bathroms in which drawers are at a premium. This magnet board is a magnificent way to save space and keep track of all your makeup!

If you're interested in trying this idea out yourself, be sure and check out Laura's full tutorial on how to do it.

In the meantime, how are you currently storing your makeup?

Image via Laura Thoughts

Written by Lindsay Ferrier for CafeMom's blog, The Stir.

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