How to Make Your Own Makeup Case

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Make-up cases are one of the most important items that a woman can have in her possession. Every woman needs a way to transport her make-up from place to place. One of the greatest things about a make-up case is that they offer a lot of storage room for many different kinds of make-up. Women in the cosmetic industry know how important it is to keep their equipment organised. However, many make-up cases are very expensive. Still, even if an expensive make-up case is not in your budget, there are many less expensive alternatives that work quite as well. A cheap make-up case can be put together in around 1 hour.

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Things you need

  • Toolbox or
  • Tackle box or
  • Vintage over night case or
  • Sewing box or
  • Metal lunch box
  • Small organizational plastic trays
  • Make-up
  • Contact paper
  • Scissors

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    Use an old tool box for a very tough make-up case. Empty the toolbox of all tools and dirt. Clean the box with a damp rag. Let dry completely. Many tool boxes come already equipped with different compartments and cubby holes. The most important thing to think of when using a tool box is the weight. Eliminate any tray that makes the box too heavy to carry around easily. Line the bottom of the box with contact paper. Place your make-up inside.

  2. 2

    Use a fishing tackle box for a light, multi-compartmental make-up case. Make sure that the tackle box has compartments large enough for the make-up to fit. Many tackle boxes have small compartments that are too small for most make-up tools. Make sure the box is clean and dry. Place the make-up inside the tackle box and you're ready to go.

  3. 3

    Use a vintage over night case for a fun, old-fashioned make-up case. Many antique stores sell the hard over night cases very inexpensively. These make great make-up cases with a little modification. Clean out the inside and outside of the box with soap and water. Let dry completely. Take the plastic trays and lay them inside the box. If desired, you can take the dividers out of the trays and just use the dividers to separate sections of the case. Place the make-up in the case when finished.

  4. 4

    Use an unused sewing basket as a make-up case if there is one lying around the house. Take out all the sewing items. Many sewing boxes have compartments already laid out. Lay the make-up inside the case and shut the lid. You now have a very lightweight, portable make-up case.

  5. 5

    Use a metal lunch box for carrying around your make-up when you only need the most important items. Plastic dividers can easily be placed inside the box to create different sections in the box. Placing contact paper on the bottom of the box is also a good idea to facilitate easier cleaning.

Tips and warnings

  • Almost any hard, small case with a latch of some kind can be used as a make-up case. Use your imagination.
  • Never use a case that is already being used by someone else. Ask permission before converting any box.

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