Magnetic Makeup Board & Makeup Brush Holders

I’m going to sound like every other person on the planet and talk about how much I love Pinterest.

The idea of opening up a web page only to find food, clothes, home decor, crafts, DIY, handsome men, cute lil’ babies, and lots of lots of pretty things…Weeeellll…

I’m not complaining.

If I could I would sew my whole families clothes, style my hair perfect, sport some hot smokey eyes, cook the most delicious dinners, have the most beautiful house, and take precious family photos. Most likely I would never sleep, not have time to enjoy that delicious dinner, and probably ignore/never see my family…

But, there are FAR more important things in life that I don’t want to miss. So for now I’ll do what I can, and settle for sweat pants, a messy ponytail, and beans and rice tonight for dinner.

So a while back In noticed (via pinterest) a magnetic makeup board from the website Liz Maria Blog. I instantly fell in love. (With the makeup board and the Website as well!!)

My makeup was super unorganized just thrown into a drawer, and my brushes were getting extremely dirty all mixed with everything. So when I saw the idea I knew I had to try it.

It was SUPER simple, and it cost me only a couple of dollars!

I started with a frame I had already. I had primed the frame white, then spray painted it yellow. Then I took some sand paper and rubbed a few spots here and there to give it some character.

I then rolled some rosette flowers made from burlap and doilies. Yes, doilies. I have about 692 of them in my garage from my grandpas house. I am determined to use them!

I then hot glued some burlap onto the original bored for the frame.

Next, I took my magnetic sheet (which I got at Lowes for $1.50!!) and hot glued some burlap over that.

I then glued the two boards together.

The magnet board was smaller than the frame backing, but it didn’t bother me. I like the depth it gave to the frame.

Now comes the time to hot glue some magnets on the back on your makeup.

For smaller ones you only need one magnet, but for larger pieces you will need more.

Then you just stick it on!

P.S. Bobbi Brown liquid eyeliner is A-MA-ZING!

For my brushes I just used two candle holders that I had saved from when the hubby and I got married!

SEE! This teaches you to save and hoard EvErYtHiNg!  🙂

I cut out vinyl letters with my Cricut machine, one for my eye brushes and one for my face brushes. (I am also doing the same thing for my kitchen jars too!)

You could easily buy letter stickers and do the same thing.

Next, I filled each holder with a mixture of dry beans. (You KNOW I have tons of those sitting in my house!)

It really helps hold the brushes up right!

I seriously LOOVE this whole idea!

I love having such organization in my makeup, let alone SUCH easy cleanup!

Ok guys…you know what you gotta do now…

PIN It! 🙂

Have a great day!

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  1. So cool! Love the idea! Practical!

  2. This is genius and soooo practical! Glorious photos, too. So light and bright!

  3. You are so creative Ari and I Love it!! You make me believe I could actually make something that looks nice as opposed to looking like my 3 year old’s art project at school. I just have so much makeup! I don’t know where I would begin. 🙂 Not that I EVER have the chance to wear any of it.

  4. I am so in love with pinterest! But im noticing im not as creative as i thought I was!!

  5. So cool! I have a long list of project thanks to Pinterest. Now to tackle them!

  6. Wow! Such an easy and neat project! Can’t wait to try it out–thank you!

  7. This is seriously brilliant!! I don’t know how to keep my makeup that organized, and this is awesome! And so cute!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  8. Too cute! I am a makeup junkie of course, but I do have all of my items organized on my vanity. Lot’s of storage techniques from working in the schools, but I have to admit that your set up is more attractive to look at as opposed to a stack of organizers….lol!!

  9. I’ve seen this on Pinterest too – you executed it so beautifully! Love the rustic look to it.

  10. I LOVE IT!!!!!!! I really LOVE it!!! Will definitely have to put this project at the top of my to do list!!

  11. I just inherited a beautiful antique vanity from my grandmother. This is a great idea…I can really see something like this propped up on it. You do great photos too. Thank you for posting fellow diva!

  12. OMG LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS IDEA!!! I so want to do it but I take alot of my make-up with my to the gym cause i shower there so just keep it in a travel pouch.

    So creative tho!

  13. I LOVE Pinterest! And I pin your recipes all the time! 😀

  14. what a great idea! i will have to try it….one day 🙂

  15. pinned it 😉

  16. Interesting. I never would have thought of that!

  17. So I just checked out Pinterest from the link in your post…and I’ve been checking things out on Pinterest for the past 3 hours and counting!!! 😀 Thank you Thank you THANK YOU!

  18. Super way to get organized for 2012! Thanks so much for sharing!


  19. Amazing idea! The only thing I’d be concerned about is when you want to take you make-up away with you in a bag- would it all stick together? That might annoy me a bit.

    I am in love with Pinterest too- like the rest of the world 🙂

    • Thanks so much! I actually travel every couple weeks to visit family, and take the makeup in a bag with me, which has separate areas for different types of makeup. Some of the bottoms stick together, like the eye shadow, but if you glue the magnets right, some of the bottoms of the magnets won’t be attracted to each other, so they don’t stick. Hope that helps!


    • I had to ask like 5 different people in the store, until someone pointed me in the right direction. The magnetic board is VERY thin, it’s almost like a metal sheet that is magnetic

  21. What size and strength magnet did you use, and where did you buy them? Im making a board for my make up and one for my nail polish and want the magnets strong enough to hold a full bottle of polish.

    • I’m not sure of the strength but the size was I believe standard paper size. I just brought my magnets with me to the store and tested different sheets, because some aren’t as strong as others will be. Hope that helps!

  22. Having a ton of trouble finding sheet metal. Did you cut it to size yourself? Any suggestions if I don’t have the tools to cut metal?

    • I had a lot of trouble at first, but what I basically had to do was ask multiple employers at a hard ware store where the sheet metal was. I would describe it to them, tell them how it’s thin like paper.Eventually someone was able to point me in the right direction. I got mine at lowes, but you can also find it at home depot. Also, have them show you where the magnets are and test the sheet metal to make sure that the magnets stick to it. Hope that helps Ali, sorry that you are having a hard time!


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