Make a Metallic Makeup Palettecomments (4) February 16th, 2009
One day while brainstorming with my crafty friend Jessica Campbell (the owner of Seattle’s Spa Scotta), she told me how she lays her pots of MAC eye shadow on a large acrylic tray, creating a makeshift makeup palette. Of course, that got me to thinking. I don’t have any sort of drawer or shelf to put such a tray into or onto. However, I do have some wall space in my bathroom, not to mention quite a few eye shadow pots of my own.
What if—go with me here—I created functional artwork for the wall with magnets and a sheet of metal?
And since I’ve been studying feng shui recently, I thought I could incorporate some elements of prosperity, as my bathroom is unfortunately in my prosperity corner. This means adding purple and gold and symbols of abundance and wealth.
The vertical metal makeup palette was a snap. I’m still struggling, however, with how best to frame it, keeping my new feng shui approach in mind. I considered several ideas. I could find a regular frame, remove the glass, paint it purple, and go with that. I could glue coins, both foreign and domestic, around the perimeter, or cut up a few pieces of paper currency and fashion them into a laminated frame. Or I could embrace the makeup aspect by using decoupage to create a frame out of fashion magazine pages. Perhaps if I had a larger piece of sheet metal, I could emboss a design onto the palette itself. For now, I just kept things simple and let the concept take front and center.
What do you think? Do you have a genius solution? How would you frame your makeup palette?
- Magnetic dots (the number depends on how many eye shadow or blush pots you have)
- Glue (I used Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue)
- Your favorite pots of makeup
- Thin sheet metal (stainless steel or tin works well; aluminum does not)
- 2-bit metal hole punch
- 12 to 18 inches of thin ribbon
- Hammer and nail
Step 1: Double check that your magnets are attracted to the metal sheet (I purchased a small sheet of tin at my local hardware store). On one side of each magnet, add a thin layer of glue, affix it to the bottom of a makeup pot, and allow to dry.
I tried to position the magnet above or below the name of the color in case I want to purchase another.
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