As much as I like to purchase new cosmetics I also have to deal with the fact of overcrowding and how that new beauty item will affect the rest of my storage space. One day I sat and thought about this issue of too much cosmetics and how I, a proud member of the Sterilite committee would figure this thing out. Then it came to me like an epiphany! Not really, more like a bored-one-day-and-feeling-in-a-domestic-type-of-mood way. Well, anyway, I figured since I have plenty of empty candle jars from Bath & Body Works, why not make due with what I have and turn it into a cute way to store my beauty essentials. This is a super easy thing to do and takes a little more time to complete but trust me, the outcome is adorable! You can thank me later, or now, whatever suits your fancy. Let’s start with the things you will need for this project:
Razor Blade (scissors are fine, I use the blades because their sharper and take up less space)
Decorative Tape (I purchased mine from Wally’s World but you can find these at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby)
A Wet Wipe
Now for the fun stuff!
Step 3: Now that you have done that, you want to clean the jar of the smoke build up and wax. I like to use hot water mixed with fabric detergent to clean my jars. I then shake it like a polarid picture for a bit and let it sit and soak for about two hours.
Step 4: Now let's take that same wet wipe we used earlier for the scissors to wipe clean the jar after it has soaked for about two hours. Don't forget to simply wet the bottom of the jar with the same warm water and detergent mixture--you will need to do this so that the sticker on the bottom easily glides off. :) You'll thank me for this.
And Voila! Your masterpiece is done! You can choose to wrap the tape to the bottom or leave it alone like I choose to do because I like to be able to see what is inside. I normally keep my foundation wedges, cotton balls, eyeliners, q-tips, and other things that fit in these jars. I think it's a crafty way of making sure that your cosmetics don't take over your space--at least this does that but decoratively :D
So what do you think, ladies? Yay or Nay?