Wednesday, 1 August 2012

diy lipstick holder

this is a diy that sprang to mind on a particularly slow day at work (i am always desperate to be making things or working on other projects when i'm at work-typical!). so, after digging around every bag and craft box i own, i collected together seven plastic film cannisters and put together this nifty little lipstick (/make up) holder. 

i hope i wasn't the only one who viewed the lovely paper from the first crafty creatives box as a material in itself?! it's so pretty and works perfectly for this project and you know how much i love to re-use and upcycle :)

this probably took less than half an hour to make from start to finish and i think it's turned out really well. obviously i'm not the biggest make up fanatic (i love the idea of lipstick, i'm just not great at keeping up with it!) so seven cannisters was plenty, but you could just keep adding around the initial flower shape to create an even bigger version. 

and here's a little pixel snap to end with- diy'ing has become much more time consuming now that i have to wrestle my materials from her!


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  1. Love this idea! I was the same, as soon as I saw the paper in my CC box I was thinking of how I could use it! :) xx

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    1. thank you :) glad i'm not the only one! x

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  2. Such a good idea, and pixel is just too cute!

    Pip x

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  3. This is a brilliant idea! (: I used to use film cannisters to store all my crafty bits like confetti and things so maybe I'll try using them for this once I get a lipstick collection big enough to warrant one (: xx

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    1. thank you! ah thats a good idea too, they are pretty useful little things x

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  4. Another great DIY idea! Love that paper as well, its perfect for this project xx

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    1. awh thanks erin, it's pretty isn't it! xx

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  5. /ovvvvvve this!!Great use of the paper!im a bit overwhelned what to do with all my cc stuff!the nezt onell b here soon!xxx

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    1. haha, thanks sophie :) can't wait to see what you make xx

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  6. Love this, film cannisters are so versatile for crafting. I remember using them to make rockets as a kid! x

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    1. thanks, they really are! that sounds like such a good idea :) x

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  7. Love this idea! I HATE it when my lipsticks roll around and off my vanity. This is the perfect solution!

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    1. i know me too! & i've put them upside down so i can see the shade straight away :) x

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  8. Love this idea, I have so many lipstick I don't know what to do with x
    Sirens and Bells

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    1. thank you! i'd love to make a really big one if i had enough to put in it x

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  9. wow you are so cute!

    just found your blog and love your aesthetic! and heyy i actually just started a new blog! i'd love if you'd come take a look and follow, if you like!

    xo,
    http://joellespassionfashion.blogspot.com/

    ps: if you follow, let me know by commenting on my most recent post. then i'll skip over to your blog and follow you back! :]]

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    1. awh thanks so much! really glad you like the blog :) x

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  10. Yay you did it!!!!! It looks awesome, good use of wrapping paper too! xx

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