Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Play Makeup DIY

It was my sweet little niece's 2nd birthday this month and I wanted to make her something she would love.  She is a girly-girl and loves to watch her mom, grandma, and auntie put on makeup.  I decided she needs her own set of makeup.

What you will need for this project:
  • Empty makeup containers (you can either use old/unwanted makeup or buy some at the dollar store)
  • Nail polish in a variety of colors
  • Makeup brushes (I found a set at the dollar store)
  • Compact mirror (another dollar store find)
  • Small bag (you could use one of the free ones you get from the department store, one from the dollar store, or you could make one like I did)
First you need to clean out any makeup remnants from your containers.  I used a butter knife to scrape out the makeup and then soaked the containers in soapy water.  Gather up several colors of nail polish that would be lovely eye shadow colors in some long forgotten decade (I really do not wear any of these colors on my own face but they certainly look pretty):

You will need to pour the polish into the different sections of the eyeshadow/blush compact.  Fill them all the way to the top because they will shrink down once dry.  Hide the makeup somewhere cats and children can't get to it and let it sit with the lid open for a day or two until completely dry.

(See, I told you it shrinks!)

I got these really cute brushes from the dollar store and wanted to spice them up a little with some washi tape on the handles:

I had a favorite polish that got goopy and was no longer useable so I decided to donate it to the makeup set.  I just poured out the rest of the yucky old polish and let it sit with the cap off for a couple of days.  I cleaned the brush with nail polish remover:

I used some fabric from my scrap pile and made a darling little bag using this pattern:

This gift was a huge hit!  My niece loves to look at herself in the mirror and puts "makuk" on herself and anyone nearby including daddy and the kitties!

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!


  1. This is brilliant! Sure to make any little girl oh so happy. Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. ♥

  2. Aww that's cute, what a good idea. Thanks for sharing. Hello from Flaunt it Friday!

  3. Oh my Tootsie {our 3 year old} would love this! Thanks so much for the inspiration!
    ~ Ashley

  4. The presentation of products look so amazing. makeup, cosmetics

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