How To Make Makeup Storage Box with Unused Cartons: Do It Yourself

Hi Ladies,

The days are getting more and more chilly and I am totally loving it πŸ™‚ The cherry on the cake is that we have the annual β€œpoush mela” going on here which is a traditional fair held here for a week in December since the time of Guredev Rabindranath Tagore, and believe me, its a shopper’s heaven! You will find literally EVERYTHING in this huge fair and I am going crazy buying shoes, bags, sarees, accessories and what not here! πŸ˜€ Anyway, when I am not in the fair, which is just a few meager hours, I do the little DIY’s (you all know that by now). So this time, I came up with DIY just because didn’t want to throw away all the strong and sturdy boxes I get through my online purchases, and also because I wanted a proper storage box for my makeup things. I had three of those rectangular cardboard boxes and now I own one nice three-compartment make upbox! Want to know how I did it? Read on then:

DIY Storage Box

These are the things you would need:

Makeup Box 2

1. Cardboard boxes with lids (more than one and of the same size).
2. Duct tape.
3. Strong glue, like Fevicol.
4. A wrapping paper of your choice.
5. Ribbons or beads to decorate.

Step 1:

First step is to place the boxes side by side and check what size you want. If your boxes are larger than mine, you may use two instead of three.

Step 2:

Makeup Box 3

Stick them together by applying glue on the sides. Refer to the picture. Let them dry.

Step 3:

Makeup Box 4

Now, stick duct tape neatly all over the base. This way you can be sure that the boxes won’t fall apart.

Step 4:

Makeup Box 5

Turn the box over and stick duct tapes at the ridges where the boxes meet, to make the dividing compartment of your box.

Step 5:

Next, take the three lids and cut out one side from the two of them and from the third one, cut out two sides. Please see the picture.

Makeup Box 6

Step 6:

Place these side by side and use tape to stick them together. Use tape on the other side too. Now, you have a single lid and a single box from the three boxes

Makeup Box 7

Step 7:

Wrap any wrapping paper of your choice on the lid and stick with tape with Fevicol.

Makeup Box 8

Step 8:

Make a ribbon bow and paste it on the top of the lid.

Makeup Box 9

Your makeup storage box is ready! If you wish, you can create further compartments by placing thermocol pieces within the compartments. I used the thermocol that came with the online shopping packaging πŸ˜›

Finally, here is how it looks!

Makeup Box 10

How To Make Makeup Storage Box with Unused Cartons Do It Yourself

I did not need to throw away the unused boxes and didn’t have to burn a hole in my pocket buying a makeup storage box too. I hope you all will try it too. Β See you next time.

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99 thoughts on “How To Make Makeup Storage Box with Unused Cartons: Do It Yourself

  1. Aps..u r super talented..i used to think abt doing a storage box with the UT boxes..I’ve loads of them..but time doesn’t permit..and yeaahhh, my sonnie!!!!

  2. The bow is so cute and makes the box look so elegant! πŸ™‚
    I have sooo many UT boxes and I store my jewellery, hair accessories and makeup in them. Never thought of doing this though. Great idea! πŸ™‚

  3. OMG, Aparajita. You study Chinese, you have super flawless skin AND you do creative stuff in your free time when people like me would only hatch plans on how to “boo” my mum from behind a door or something. You are crazy talented! This box is so pretty that if it was available in a shop, I’d have bought it instantly. I’m definitely going to try my hand at it. πŸ˜€

  4. It’s just lovely, easy and also I love the finish of ur products, you make me get in touch of the creative side that was long forgotten, than for sharing, fab job! Merry Christmas πŸ™‚

  5. wow Aparajita, this is really helpful and easy to do..also so pretty pretty your make up organizer box looks!!! will try ths:)

  6. OMG! Its so damn pretty aparajita πŸ™‚ i used to usually throw these boxes thinking they are of no use, but from now on, i’ll try this πŸ™‚ Thanx a ton πŸ™‚ the bow on the box looks so damn cute :-*

    1. thanks Nissy. i have so many of these boxes and i don’t feel like throwing them as they are so sturdy. so came up wth this πŸ™‚

  7. I had been waiting for this DIY since you mentioned in your last post and its certainly brilliant. I am going to make one too. U r really an inspiration Aparajita

  8. Wow… wow.. wowwwwwww… Amazing idea aps.. lovely lovely DIY.. you rock baby!!:* :* love the first pic most!!! πŸ˜€

  9. OMG….what kinda person you are aparajita, you just can do just evry possible and impossible things with any kind of stuff……and look at this box, I mean its so amazing yaar…u knw honey I want you to take my home, please come here someday πŸ˜‰ else I’ll kidnap you for sure πŸ˜› πŸ˜€

    1. πŸ˜€ i got sooooooo happy reading this! thanks a lot honey! u don’t need to kidnap, i will definitely visit u one day πŸ™‚

      1. i saw this post to my mum ans she also said wow….I’m not good with my this kinda creativity but my mum said she’ll make this one for her to keep her stuffs πŸ™
        anyways make your plans soon to visit my place πŸ™‚

  10. Aparajita,

    Its damn neat! The best thing about your DIYs is that they are indigenous. and while I also never throw any box or jar away.. I never got the idea to join them and make a bigger box.

    This is super neat.

  11. how creative aparajita!! it’s so simple to do! i have a few UT boxes lying around gathering dust. i was just using one to keep my hair accessories..i was actually contemplating buying a desk organizer for my makeup..but thanks to ur DIY, i’ll simply make one πŸ˜€

  12. oh…..i was just thinking about how to organize my makeup..and voila….u certainly seem to answer my prayer didi….same with the previous blush one….need i say that its a awesome diy..i think you got that

  13. Vow amazing idea… true example of hw to recycle….. mere collection k liye toh shayad bahot saare lag jaayenge…. Lol πŸ™‚

  14. Hey you live in shantiniketan do you ? I visited the poush mela for the upteenth time – the dokra jewellery and the car section always amuses me πŸ˜› And I love this idea – but I`m yet to cover the boxes so creatively like you did πŸ˜› *lazyness calls πŸ˜› * amazing stuff.

    1. u came?? πŸ™‚ if i knew we could meet up πŸ™ yup i actually stay in the mela the whole day! i come back only in the evening πŸ˜› the dokra section is awesome πŸ˜€

      1. And the food ? The lobsters , the crabs ,prawn cutlets πŸ˜› tarpor Sejuti -tey Parambroto keo dekhlam with his hollandese bandhobi πŸ˜› I came back this time rather early , next time i go I`ll inform you via mail or something – are you on facebook ?

        1. ya ya…. πŸ˜€ amio dekhechhi.. tai ami onnekkon sejuti’r bairei dariye chhilam πŸ˜‰ hehhe.. yup am on FB πŸ™‚

          1. Okay I`ll add you – Hyan tobe bolchilo chobi na tultey hehe πŸ˜› My dad was convinced he had make up on rofl πŸ˜› Jaihok – borodiner onek onek subhechcha roilo ^_^

            1. ami and amar friends toh or dike haanglar moto taakiye chhilam πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ hehhee.. he looks too good! πŸ˜‰ (sigh) tomakeo merry christmas! πŸ˜€

              1. hehe , yeah he does take good care of himself – tall and sharp featured – promising actor too πŸ˜€ Hyanglami ta tayi khub-i understndable hehe πŸ˜› ‘ekta chobi please’ kore haggle kore dkehte parte πŸ˜›

                1. hihihi! πŸ˜‰ camera ta niye gechhilam… but bar korte odbhut laglo πŸ˜› so i kept staring and he caught me staring too… he smiled πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

        1. Great – gobbling up lots of fruitcake – the air`s filled with christmas carols and smell of delicious desserts πŸ˜€ You make awesome chocs – as per my ‘courtesy-imbb’ knowledge πŸ˜€ making the most of your skills ? πŸ˜€ Merry christmas ^_^

          1. sounds good πŸ™‚
            sadly, I didnt bake anything for the 1st time on christmas this yr πŸ™
            thankies, I had my own handmade chocies business till last yr, but now I just make them occasionally for friends πŸ™‚ Come down to Delhi, will treat u wid some πŸ™‚

  15. Wow.. this article came on right time.. I was abt to buy a new box for my new new hobby of make up collection.. πŸ˜› Its perfect example of ur innovation!! Hats off to ur imagination and creativity.. it seems u can create magic anywhere.. πŸ™‚ too gud!! I have no words to define u or ur creativity.. I can never think of such utility, My baby plays and tear them off in minutes.. πŸ˜› Superb gal!!

    1. <3 <3 <3 thanks a lot honey! πŸ˜€ merry christmas to u and ur sweeeeeeet family! πŸ™‚ puchiiiiii to ur baby πŸ™‚

  16. you know you are one of the most creative person I know.. I am left spell bound every time with your DIYs!!! :)) Loved the box aparajita. well done!! πŸ™‚

  17. oh my the box is so pretty…so neatly done!!
    I am so gonna try it today!! Thank you so much for such wonderful ideas…kya dimag hai!! πŸ˜›

    1. Thanks ushma πŸ™‚ thanks devie, it guess its all the result of years of failed experiments, wasted raw materials and empty tubes of fevicol :p my entire childhood was spent in ‘making’ stuff! Nt all of them turned out to be great,bt my folks never discouraged me,i hv d best family in d world:)

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