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20 DIY Makeup Storage Ideas

Updated on April 6, 2016

Whoever said diamonds were a gal's best friend clearly forgot about makeup! With more products than ever on the market, it's hard not to have an avalanche of cosmetics in your arsenal of war paint.

If your vanity corner looks more disaster than delight, check out these awesome ideas for de-cluttering your supplies - for all full tutorials check out the diy makeup storage ideas.

Repurpose Old Candle Jars | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas
Repurpose Old Candle Jars | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas

1) Repurpose Old Candle Jars

Save candle jars to store different types of cosmetics so you can find and retrieve them easily.

Beauty Station | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas
Beauty Station | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas

2) Beauty Station

Store up to 30 makeup products In this hand beauty organizer which also includes a docking station for the IPad. (Unfortunately the IPad is not included)

Mason Jar Storage | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas
Mason Jar Storage | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas

3) Mason Jar Storage

Bathroom storage mason jars easily tack onto a painted wooden board with pipe clamps and keep everything within reach and keeps things looking classy.

Hair Care Valet | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas
Hair Care Valet | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas

4) Hair Care Valet

Keep your hair care tools safely stored and organized in this mirrored cabinet. No more clutter, no more cords and increased bathroom storage space!

Nail Polish Rack | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas
Nail Polish Rack | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas

5) Nail Polish Rack

Display your favorite nail polishes by making a DIY nail polish rack out of repurposed wood.

Glass Jars | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas
Glass Jars | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas

6) Glass Jars

Glass jars are a very practical and pretty way to store items such as brushes and eye shadows.

Restyled Containers | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas
Restyled Containers | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas

7) Restyled Containers

Cover old containers with scrapbook paper for a budget-friendly storage solution for cosmetics.

Desk Organizer turned Makeup Organizer | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas
Desk Organizer turned Makeup Organizer | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas

8) Desk Organizer turned Makeup Organizer

Use a stationery organizer to keep everything neat and tidy on your vanity unit.

Glass Vase with Beads | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas
Glass Vase with Beads | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas

9) Glass Vase with Beads

Fill a jar with crystal pebbles and pot your brushes. Go even further by labelling each jar.

Magnet Board | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas
Magnet Board | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas

10) Magnet Board

Get an old frame and attach to your magnetic board. Customize it using wallpaper and mae sure to apply magnets to each product.

Don't forget to click the link at the top of the page to get the full tutorials!

Spice Rack for Nail Varnish | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas
Spice Rack for Nail Varnish | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas

11) Spice Rack for Nail Varnish

Paint a spice rack from the charity or dollar store to showcase fingernail polish.

Repurpose Discarded Christmas Boxes | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas
Repurpose Discarded Christmas Boxes | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas

11) Repurpose Discarded Christmas Boxes

Use cute packaging from gift boxes such as bath sets to make pretty compartments for your make-up.

Roll-up Makeup Brush Case | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas
Roll-up Makeup Brush Case | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas

11) Roll-up Makeup Brush Case

This case is perfect for travel, and also very practical for everyday storage of your make up brushes.

Magnetized Make Up Brushes | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas
Magnetized Make Up Brushes | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas

12) Magnetized Make Up Brushes

Cleverly, adhesive magnetic roll is attached to your brushes here.

Repurposed Dish Rack | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas
Repurposed Dish Rack | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas

15) Repurposed Dish Rack

Store eye shadow palettes on upcycled racks for amazing organization.

Q Tip Dispenser | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas
Q Tip Dispenser | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas

16) Q Tip Dispenser

Use a toothpick dispenser as a q-tip dispenser.

Tiered Platter | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas
Tiered Platter | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas

17) Tiered Platter

This tiered tray can be made from dollar store trays and candlestick holders, and painted to the color of your desire.

DIY Brush Stand | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas
DIY Brush Stand | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas

18) DIY Brush Stand

Drill holes in a wooden block such as a log and you have a handy DIY stand!

Tiered Trolleys | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas
Tiered Trolleys | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas

19) Tiered Trolleys

Create valuable space with this three-tier trolley which has a cosmetics mirror on top.

Alex Drawers for Makeup and Brushes | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas
Alex Drawers for Makeup and Brushes | DIY Makeup Organization Ideas

20) Alex Drawers for Makeup and Brushes

This is in fact two units stacked on top of each other. Each unit has six drawers,everything is hidden and it looks swanky.

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    • Meggan Dunn profile image

      Meggan Dunn 2 years ago from Winnie, TX

      I love the q tip dispenser idea!

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Thanks for visiting Meggan , the q tip is a great idea

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      The tiered trolley is a great idea!

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Thanks r talloni, yes imagine all the different products you could display on it :)

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      Deborah-Diane 2 years ago from Orange County, California

      It can be so challenging to try to figure out how to organize your makeup. These are wonderful suggestions!

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Thanks for commenting Deborah-Diane, yes totally agree , am a self confessed hoarder lol !

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      இڿڰۣ-- кιмвєяℓєу 2 years ago from Niagara Region, Canada

      I love the idea of using old candle & mason jars. My makeup is a disaster. I'm going to try this and hopefully organize everything. Thanks, Kim.

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Thanks for commenting Kim, it's so hard to keep all our make up organized good luck with the mason jars ;)

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      lucille12 2 years ago

      I have been a piece of the self storage business and small organization.

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Thanks for commenting Lucille

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      You have some interesting storage ideas here. Good when you can store them in a way that they're organized, still easily accessible, and look nice too.

      Voted up, useful, and pinned to Awesome HubPages.

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Thanks for visiting Au fait , yes totally agree its better to make things look as aesthetically pleasing as possible !

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Ezzly, I love all of these practical ideas. I would love to give them a go sometime, whenever I wear makeup again. Voted up for useful!

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Thanks for visiting and commenting Kristen :)

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Anytime Ezzly. I hope to stop by and visit more of your hubs.

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      Linda Carlson 22 months ago

      where to buy the toothpick dispenser that is large enough for qtips?

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      ezzly 22 months ago

      Hi Linda I typed q tip dispenser into amazon and found this but there's lots of other options ! http://www.amazon.com/PONYS-Transparent-Cotton-Swa...

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      Kathryn 19 months ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      These are great ideas!

      Thanks for sharing this with us, and have a great weekend.

      ~ Kathryn

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      ezzly 19 months ago

      Thanks so much for commenting Kathryn , hope you have a great weekend too!

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      Carol Morris 10 months ago

      Lots of great ideas in this hub. Thanks for sharing these with us.

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      Sammy Rodgers 10 months ago

      Omg these are amazing I have already found A List of things to use thx for inspiration!!!

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      Carly Johnson 10 months ago

      Omg thank u so much my passionate makeup artist of a daughter started to work on these and bonded they have totally work in fact I told all my friends at her basket ball game and now it's a passion we all enjoy!

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      ezzly 10 months ago

      Wow thanks for your kind words, Carol, Sammy and Carly :)'

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      Top Gifts 4 months ago

      Love, love, love the hair care valet. What a great gift idea! Super creative! Thanks!

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