Saturday, September 7, 2013

DIY - Table Top Vanity




My problem: I had THREE makeup bags on my dresser and it wasn't very appealing to the eye. So, I wanted something prettier other than the typical clear drawer systems.  I honestly do not have that much make up to need those clear drawers. My mother & I had taken a trip to Michael's (the arts & craft store) on Saturday & I had noticed that these really pretty storage boxes were on sale. I really wanted one but couldn't think what it would do in my room other then collect dust. It dawned on me that I needed something to put my makeup in and TA-DA ! this is how my "DIY Dresser Top Vanity" was born.

The supplies you need are:
  • a garbage bag
  • glue gun - $4.99
  • glue sticks - $3.99
  • mirror- $7.99
  • decorative storage box big enough to hold your make up - $7.88

  1. You first need to cut the garbage bag on the sides, so you're able to spread it on your working space. Wouldn't want to get your beautiful box dirty! 
  2. Open your box and put it flap first on the table (facing you). You should have the area where you are going to glue the mirror laying flat on the table.
   3.  Now place to mirror in the center of the flap. With a pen/pencil mark on the flap where you are going to place the mirror. This will make it easier to remember where the mirror goes once the glue is on. REMEMBER: Glue from a glue gun sets extremely fast so you really have no time to mess around when deciding on the placement. Also make sure to get the glue around the whole backside of the mirror. This will take around 2 glue sticks depending on how big your mirror is, so make sure to have them handy.
 4. Glue your mirror ! Make sure to press firmly on the flap to ensure that the mirror glued on. I left my box just like that for the rest of the night. You don't have to do that, you could let the glue dry for a few minutes and put your make up in. 

 I love my new makeup storage box & I think its wonderful.  I should have taken a picture of how it looked on my dress but I didn't :( .  It holds all of my makeup and I still have space for more. I hope you have fun creating your own Dresser Top Vanity ! If you decide to make your own, use #theamandadiaries on Instagram/Twitter so I can see your finished products! 

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