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How To Make A Magnetic Makeup Board

If you’re anything like me, you’ve gotten to the point where you’re completely sick of all of your makeup sitting in a drawer or makeup bag. I’ve tried keeping my makeup in a makeup bag. I have to admit that one benefit to this is that it makes it easy if I’m ever in a rush and I have to grab my makeup to finish it in the car (while my husband is driving, of course). But, on normal days, I hate having all of my makeup in a makeup bag, because it’s so cramped in there that it’s too hard to find what I’m actually looking for. So I always end up cluttering my bathroom counter every morning when I eventually end up dumping all of my makeup out all over my counter so I can find what I need.

makeup organization

I’ve also tried keeping my makeup in a drawer. That way at least it’s spaced out a bit more so I can see what I’m looking for. I still didn’t really like this either, because it’s very hard to keep it all organized. It just ends up getting all mixed up in the drawer, still making it hard to find exactly what I’m looking for. Plus, who has an entire bathroom drawer to devote to makeup?

But, I finally found the answer! A magnetic makeup board! Magnetic makeup boards are easy & cheap to make. They allow you to have all of your makeup on display, making it much, much easier to find exactly what you’re looking for. Your makeup isn’t lying around in a drawer that you constantly open and shut, so it doesn’t have as high a chance of getting all broken up. Each individual eyeshadow and compact has just a small magnet on the back, so you can still fit them in a makeup bag when needed.

There are several different ways to create a magnetic makeup board. I looked through several tutorials, and complied my favorites.

Here is what you will need to create your magnetic makeup board:

– Sheet of metal (can be found at Home Depot or Lowe’s for a few dollars)

– Fabric a little bit bigger than your sheet of metal (this is the most fun part… find a bright or patterned fabric that matches your bedroom or bathroom!)

– Small Circle Magnets (Home Depot, Lowes, Roberts, Michaels)

– Hot glue gun

– Picture Frame big enough for the sheet of metal (optional, but fun if you find one at the thrift store and spray paint it to match or contrast your fabric!).  If you are going to be using a frame, I would recommend purchasing your frame before your sheet of metal. Then, bring the frame with you when you go to the hardware store and have them cut the metal to fit the frame.


1. Fold the sides of your fabric over the sheet of metal and hot glue it to the back of the sheet of metal. You can also use a bit of spray adhesive to spray the fabric down on top of the metal if you like.

2. Hot glue the magnets to the back of all of your eye shadows, blushes, bronzers, and powder compacts.

3. Hang up your magnetic makeup board in your bedroom or bathroom (next to a mirror, wherever you put on your makeup in the morning!).

4.  Put all of your makeup up on the board.

5.  Be amazed the next morning at how quick and easy it is to find all of your makeup, and how organized you now are!


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