17 Brilliant Makeup Storage Ideas & DIY Projects

Let’s face it, we love our makeup! Nothing clutters up a bathroom faster, however. We all need some creative makeup storage ideas, because no matter how big or small your bathroom is, no one wants it strewn everywhere! Use your space more wisely. We are starting off with brilliant and clever DIY makeup storage ideas and organization projects, and then follow with our picks for the best makeup storage finds you can order online today!



DIY Makeup Storage Ideas & Organization


Makeup Brush Storage Ideas

Erin from ‘Earnest Home Co.’ made this stunning DIY makeup brush organizer from scrap wood, folks. Seriously, if anyone is looking for a gift to make for a makeup loving loved one, this could be the one!


Some inexpensive velvet fat quarter fabric remnants and a sewing machine are all it take to make this DIY brush storage roll from ‘Spoonflower’. You can use this in your every day makeup routine, or as a travel organizer as well. So pretty, and so inexpensive to make!


Here’s another super easy to sew makeup brush storage roll from ‘Made to be Momma’. Great step by step directions, and you could use any fabric you choose to sew this simple storage idea up! You could even upcycle old clothing or linens.


Cute Makeup Storage

Copper cups and leather cording makes this project sophisticated makeup storage for even the tiniest bathroom wall space! From ‘A Beautiful Mess’, you could use this for brush storage, eye pencils or mascara, or even hair combs.


This super cute DIY makeup storage organizer is from ‘Crafts by Courtney’, and is one we would love to have take over our bathroom counter! We love the leopard detail, and the fun quote too! I don’t have any drawers in my bathroom (I know, right???) so this would be such a space saver. Make this one!


Wall Makeup Storage Ideas

This hanging makeup organization DIY by ‘Collective Gen‘ is unbelievably cute! She used a skateboard deck to create this unique makeup storage idea, but you could use a simple shelf board as well.

Our next project is from the ‘Liz Marie Blog‘. She created this Mason Jar Makeup Organizer, and her tutorial really is easy to follow.


Ikea Makeup Storage Ideas

Use an inexpensive Ikea Moppe chest and this awesome tutorial from ‘Twinspiration’ to create a makeup storage container you will never want to hide! This is simply pretty scrapbook paper decoupaged onto the drawer fronts, but makes it look elegant and girly. You could use any scrapbook paper pattern to reflect your style.


Use this quick tutorial from ‘Glamour’ to create a hanging makeup caddy for small spaces with Ikea Fintorp cutlery caddies! A little clothesline and some quick instructions, and…


A Little Knick, A Little Knack‘ has this great tutorial for her Ikea hack magnetic makeup board, and I love this! She used a metal Ikea ‘SPONTAN’ board covered with fabric, and then small magnets glued to the makeup cases themselves… Brilliant makeup organization idea!



Best Makeup Storage You Can Buy


iDesign Clarity Makeup Storage Kit

We love the IDesign Clarity makeup storage kit for its crystal clear design, so you can easily see just what you are looking for. Dividers and drawers, and it’s stackable!



Zermeno Cart

If you want to create a gorgeous all in one makeup station, try this trending storage idea using this pretty bar cart from ‘Wayfair’. Treat your private space to a bit of an upgrade and get ready in style every morning! We love how this has wheels so it’s portable too.



Marble 4-Part Makeup Organizer Tray

We’re big fans of anything marble, so this makeup storage idea from ‘Urban Outfitters’ is the prettiest thing we’ve seen for our bathroom counters in awhile. 🙂 Less than $20 too!



Sabina Makeup Organizer

Also, big fans of gold. Anything that sparkles is a perfect pairing to all those things that are used to help you feel your most glam! Like the Sabina makeup organizer from Urban Outfitters.



byAlegory Acrylic Makeup Brush Storage & Organizer

I have more brushes then I know what to do with, but they are all for a specific purpose. Having them super organized like this really streamlines my morning routine. This brush organizer from ‘Amazon’ also lets you use those awkward corners of the bathroom counter for a storage area.



Sanipoe 360 Rotating Adjustable Makeup Storage Organizing Carousel

If all you have is a small space on your counters for makeup storage, then this lazy Susan style organizer is a great makeup storage idea for you! Comes in 3 colors, and is less than $20! From ‘Amazon’.



Sorbus Cosmetic Makeup Storage Case Display

I’m a pink girl, so I adore this acrylic makeup organizer from ‘Amazon’. Good news for you not pink girls, this comes in clear and a ton of other colors, too.

We hope these DIY Makeup Storage Ideas will have you on your way to a more streamlined morning routine! Jump right on over and check out our posts on How to Clean Makeup Brushes and DIY Vanity Mirrors! You might also want to try our post on Best Cruelty Free Makeup Brands!

Image Credits: Earnest Home Co., Spoonflower, Made to Be Momma, A Beautiful Mess, Crafts by Courtney, Collective Gen, Liz Marie, Twinspiration, Glamour, A Little Knick, A Little Knack
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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates & Steve Bates (co-owners) – Woodard Bates Media LLC consisting of three blogs: TheBudgetDecorator.com, OhMeOhMyBlog.com and TheGardenGlove.com.

Kathy Bates’ previous writing credits include:

Former home decorating expert for Lifetime TV, Galtime and Country Woman Magazine.

Her book spent time at #1 on Amazon’s Home & Garden Topseller List in 2002.

Published or featured in numerous national publications, including:

Country Sampler’s Decorating Ideas magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, Decorating Solutions magazine, Decorating Ideas magazine, The Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City News, The Oklahoman, Akron Beacon Journal, Pensacola News Journal and The Telegraph.

1 Comment

  1. Alexandria
    April 19, 2015 / 10:00 pm

    Um…I love ALL these!! What awesome ideas. Thanks for sharing all these, the whole site is great. Working on an affordable way to turn my bedroom into a super functional and cute space and I’m getting lots of great ideas! 🙂

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