10 minute DIY: reusable makeup case

This Upcycled Make up Case is inspired by magnetic cases (like the Z Palette) that allow you to use the metal tin swatches inside makeup products to mix and match and combine all your favorite makeups! Everything I love in one DIY-  upcycling and downsizing.

I'm not a huge makeup girl, I usually slap on some sunscreen and chapstick before class. But since I just came across some gorgeous (but loose tin) Aveda makeup products I was inspired to DIY a makeup case of my own. 
This project is completely zero waste from 100% upcycled materials. I opted not to buy magnetic sheets to make it adjustable but I do reccomend sourcing some for your version to make it truly customizable. I used some scrap Indian sari fabric and a hinged metal frame from the local thrift shop. 


Hinged picture frame
super glue
optional: magnetic sheet
lots of make up!
1. Take out the panels (glass and cardboard backing) of your frames and trace their size onto your up cycled fabric. 

2. Cut fabric to size and paste it with a light coat of mod podge on the exterior side of the cardboard. 

3. If you will be gluing your make up swatches add the matching (sans embroidery) fabric to the other side which will be the interior behind the glass. If you'd like a less committed makeup case stick a layer of magnetic sheet directly onto the interior glass.

4.  Keep the glass tight to the seal and add layers of paper or cardboard as needed until the panels sit tight within the metal frame