Monday, 6 August 2012

Re-use your old GlossyBoxes ♥

 Hello you lovely bunch :)

If any of you follow me on Instagram you will recognise this pretty little drawer set I made from my old Glossyboxes over the weekend. Now I dunno about you, but I'm forever wanting to throw out my old Glossy Boxes but just can't bring myself to do it, I'm a bit of a hoarder in all honesty, I keep a lot of unnecessary stuff, thinking "but it will come in useful one day"! I saw this tutorial on Janet's Blog and thought it was an amazing idea to re-use them, and create a cute looking storage place for all your makeup/beauty products :)


YOU WILL NEED: 
♥ 4 x Glossy Boxes complete with lids.
♥ Probably a couple of tubes of Super Glue
♥ Strong, sharp scissors or pen knife.
♥ Some spare time and a bit of patience! haha

So, you ready? Here we go....

Start off by taking one of your glossy boxes and cutting off the 4 sides to leave you with just the base part. This will make the bottom of your drawer set.
Then, take two of the Glossy box lids, and cut off just one of the longer edges of the box as shown in the photo above. These will be used to make up the sides of the drawers and join to the base.
Use Super glue to glue one of the shorter edges of the lid onto the base part you started off with, as shown in the photo. Repeat this with the other lid but on the opposite side of the base. 
Then, take your 3rd lid. Cut off both of the shorter edges completely, but only cut off the pink parts on the longer sides of the lid. Flatten the lid out. This will be used to make the back of the drawers.
Glue the 3rd lid onto the two side panels as shown above. You can see its starting to come together now :)
Take the 4th Glossy box lid, turn it up-side down and just glue it onto the top of the drawer. Then just slide in the 3 remaining Glossy boxes for the drawers :) 
Finish off with some decorations, I used the Glossybox ribbons to make a cute little bow and pull tabs for the drawers.


& There you have it a cute way to store all your make up, and saves you throwing away those pretty boxes! 
You can use the drawers to store your smaller make up products, and then the lid on top you can store larger bottles/skincare etc :)

48 comments:

  1. What a fantastic idea, if only I had as many Glossyboxes.

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  2. Wow that is such a great idea, looks so good especially with the bow detailing to finish it off.

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  3. That's awesome! I store my makeup and hair products in my old She Said Beauty Boxes but I just write on the side in silver pen, nothing as glam as this :D xx

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  4. thats an amazing idea and a super cute one aswell xx

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  5. Looks so cute!
    I use my glossyboxes for storing make up but I just pile them all up, much easier access this way! Must do (or rather, get the boyfriend to make for me...I have no patience with handy tasks lol) xxx

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  6. Really cute! I saw a tutorial like this from Birchbox a couple of months ago. :)

    -♡ Valerie Angel

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  7. This is such a great idea! Will try it when i get a few more boxes haha :)
    xx

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  8. This is such a great idea! i love finding new uses for things i already have! x

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  9. really great idea to use up those gorgeous boxes. I have a few that I refuse to throw them out as they are so pretty.

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  10. So creative, I may try to recreate this with other boxes as I don't subscribe to beauty boxes xx

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  11. Its gorgeous! Lovely idea!
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  12. Wow! What a great idea I could probably make 5 of these with all my boxes! Please check out my beauty blog too :) xxx

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  14. I wish I had enough glossyboxes to do this!! I'll have to order some more, I have a valid dual-purpose excuse, trying out new products and making super cute storage :) xx

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  15. This is an amazing idea! x

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  16. I don't even have glossyboxes but I LOVE this, so inventive! xx

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  17. This is such a brilliant idea! it looks really cute. :)

    Grace x

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  18. absolutly brilliant!love it! I'd use it for my make up
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  19. Wow this is by far the best idea I have seen for re-using glossyboxs!
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  20. What a great idea! Lovely blog! I'm following!

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  21. I love how you attached the Glossybox ribbons to the drawers! Thank you for sharing!

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  22. this is a great way to recycle.... how innovative!!! Cool Points for sure!!! :-)

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  23. You are so creative!! I love this idea.
    I'm getting my first Glossybox this month, and am definitely gonna be reusing my 4 first boxes to make Laura-drawers!!

    Thanks for the inspo!

    Rina Irene
    www.rinairene.dk

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  24. I love this idea! I'm gonna do it when I get some time!:)

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  25. I Just did this tonight with my Glossy boxes, Thanks so much for the inspiration =)

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  26. Such a fantastic idea, all of my Glossy Boxes are just scattered around my bedroom and piling up, i may try this out!
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    1. Mine were too before I made this! I have enough to make another one now too, trouble is all my boxes are different colours now haha xx

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    2. ....saw another blog (not as good as yours ;) who covered theirs in wrapping paper/adhesive plasic - it was a small pretty floral pattern. Looked good.

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    3. Oh that sounds like such a great idea! I liked how mine looked but when I redecorated my bedroom it didn't really fit in anymore, maybe I should find some floral paper to jazz it up a little, thank you :)

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  27. Suggestion. While it's all cut up Modpodge it with material of your choice then glue it as instructed above. :D

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  28. Made one this afternoon - thank you so much!

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    1. ...really loving your blog....and dare I say it, I'm old enough to be your mum!

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  29. As many as I have I could make 2 or 3 :) if any body has ideas with beauty army boxes I would love to hear or see them :) this is so cute & has a function

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