DIY Makeup Caddy

Is YouTube killing you?

It’s killing me.

My girls watch endless videos – everything from kids playing video games to makeup tutorials – and everything they see they want to try.

We’ve caved and let them play MineCraft and Sims, and for Christmas all Madison asked for was makeup. (Don’t worry, this is for play, not for school.)  I placed an order with ELF (REALLY inexpensive makeup) and we were able to get her just about everything her favourite You-Tubers have.  I liken it to refinishing furniture – I’m not even sure these people have faces underneath all of this war paint.

I don’t  know what most of this stuff is for, but she’s having a great time contouring and concealing and smokey-eye-ing.  She’s even talked the rest of us into having a makeover as well.  (Check out my Instagram feed for the drunken-unicorn makeup she did on me)

She has her gear spread out everywhere – so I wanted to make her a DIY makeup caddy to corral all of the creams and potions and let her feel grown up at her own vanity.

This is ¾” plywood – you could make your DIY makeup caddy with ½”, but ¾” makes a more sturdy piece.

DIY Makeup Caddy

DIY makeup caddy, DIY makeup organizer, makeup organization, makeup storage

Cut list (all from 3/4″ plywood)

  • Base:  12″ by 8 ¼”
  • Sides: 2 pieces 9 ¾” by 4″  (you will mark these and cut them at an angle from the interior edge of the back piece to the interior edge of the front piece).
  • Front:  12″ by 2 ¾”
  • Back:  12″ by 4″
  • Divider: 12″ by height of where you place it.

I used 1 ¼” pocket holes, wood glue, and pocket hole screws on the underside of the base to attach the front and back pieces.

DIY makeup caddy, DIY makeup organizer, makeup organization, makeup storage

Once that is lined up, I drew a line on the side pieces from the interior edge of the back to the interior edge of the front board and cut on that line – this is what creates the nice, sloping angle from back to front.

DIY makeup caddy, DIY makeup organizer, makeup organization, makeup storage

The divider was attached using pocket hole screws and wood glue as well – with the screw holes facing into the divided section so they aren’t noticeable.

I tried to hide the seams with a bit of wood filler – just to give it a smooth finish.

A coat of Bullseye 1-2-3 primer and I let the girls each paint their own DIY makeup caddy.

DIY makeup caddy, DIY makeup organizer, makeup organization, makeup storage

DIY makeup caddy, DIY makeup organizer, makeup organization, makeup storage

Maddie chose navy with a watermelon pink base.

DIY makeup caddy, DIY makeup organizer, makeup organization, makeup storage

The dividers you see in the back section are removable – they’re a snug fit, but they can be moved and adjusted to make the back compartments bigger or smaller.

DIY makeup caddy, DIY makeup organizer, makeup organization, makeup storage

She has it sectioned off to keep brushes together, makeup palettes in the front and eye/lip pencils standing in the back.  (I told you she has a ton of makeup!)

DIY makeup caddy, DIY makeup organizer, makeup organization, makeup storage

Chloë isn’t really into makeup (yet) so she’s using her DIY makeup caddy to house notebooks, bookmarks and a few toiletries in her bedroom.

DIY makeup caddy, DIY makeup organizer, makeup organization, makeup storage

As she grows/matures she can change it out to house hair products and toiletries as well.

DIY makeup caddy, DIY makeup organizer, makeup organization, makeup storage

I added little felt feed to the bottom of the caddies so that they don’t mark up whatever surface they are placed on.

DIY makeup caddy, DIY makeup organizer, makeup organization, makeup storage

We’re just back from watching Chloë practice her cheer routine for competition this weekend, and Miss Madison is already upstairs “glamming” herself up with some Kardashian-wanna-be on YouTube.

Where does time go?  It feels like yesterday that my girls were toddling around in diapers with marker paintings all over their bodies…

Wait, maybe this is the more expensive version of that concept?

Have a great one!

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