Thursday, February 6, 2014

DIY Eye Shadow Palette


Hey guys,

Today I have a little DIY project for you.   This project was born out of looking at the Z Palettes.   I realized that I had entirely too many single shadows, but I didn't want to pay $20 for the Z Palette.  So I went to YouTube to see what people were doing for a DIY Z Palette,  most were using a DVD case for theirs; however, I felt that it would be too flimsy to keep my shadows in good condition.


So with that in mind, I went to Hobby Lobby and saw these jewelry boxes in the cardboard craft supplies for $3.99 each.  They came with a ring holder in them, and I just pulled it out.  I already had black paint, and I used chalkboard paper that was on sale for 99 cents each for the top, so I would be able to identify each palette.   From Wal-Mart I picked up these kids craft magnetic sheets and cut them to fit in the bottom of the box.


The next thing I did was paint the rest of the box black, inside and outside.   While the paint was drying, I used my straightener and wax paper to depot my shadows.  If you guys want a video on how to depot shadows, leave me a comment below and I will be more than happy to make one for you.  Once the shadows were out and cooled, I took small pieces of magnets and stuck those to the bottom, then labeled each shadow.  


Overall, I am really happy with how these turned out.  All of my single shadows are easy to find now, and it cost me about the same that it would for one Z Palette!  

Again if y'all want a video on how to depot shadows, let me know! 




7 comments:

  1. What a great idea! *follower*
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    Renee x

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I followed you as well, and I hope to see you around here again! Let me know if you try these palettes!
      -Pam

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  2. This is a great idea! I agree DVD cases are too flimsy but the Zs are too much money! PERFECT!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I tried to use a DVD case first, but it was just way too flimsy, and it was hard to cut straight, so it looked terrible. These were a great compromise for that, and they are going to protect my shadows much better.
      -Pam

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  3. Great idea! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party

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  4. Good idea! I should do it too, but I like my palettes hehe!

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  5. It looks funny - too deep and could have been done w cigar box most smoke shops give them away free! Some are solid wood and the wood is finished! I think shallow tin or dvd case is a better option - thinner easy to Carry and not a waste of space - another idea would be cut cardboard cover it put magnet and make a second removable shelf for more pots of shadow - at least that would use up the wasted depth

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