August 7, 2014

DIY RUSTIC LIPSTICK HOLDER



Scott and I are back today with another easy DIY project! This time around we made a rustic lipstick holder out of a piece of pecan firewood that we had lying around our backyard. I'm a big lipstick lover, but struggle with how to store and display my favorite colors. So Scott and I sat down and sketched out a simple holder made with things we found around our home. We really enjoyed working on this project, and hope you love it too! 

Supplies:
- One log cut down to about 4 in. long 

Tools:
- A pencil
- A lipstick to stencil with - pick one that resembles the average size of your lipsticks
- 3/4 in. wood boring bit
-Drill
-Miter saw (if you need to make your own cut)




Step One: If you plan on making your own cut at home, use a miter saw or hand saw to cut your log down to 4 inches long. The log should also be about 4 inches wide. 



Step Two: Take your pencil and trace the bottom of the lipstick, starting in the center and then tracing the outer circle.




Step Three: Take your boring bit and mark it with a pencil with how deep you want your lipstick to fit into the wood so you know when to stop drilling.



Step Four: Start drilling! Start with the center circle and make your way around the outer circle.




Step Five: You're all done! Blow off the extra sawdust and store your favorite lipsticks in it!





This would be the perfect project for a beauty lover, or just anyone needing some extra storage space for their beloved lipsticks. I absolutely love how this turned out, and have already filled it with a few of my favorite lip colors, all from MAC and NYX. This would also be a great spot for rotating your seasonal and most loved colors so their always on display and ready to go when you are!

If you would like to see more DIY collaborations, please let Scott and I know in the comments below!
-Chelsea & Scott xo

4 comments:

  1. That is SO cute. i need to make one!!!!

    http://hey-darlin.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a great DIY, Chelsea! I am a sucker for any project using wood/sticks/lumber/things-I-can-find-in-my-backyard. Definitely will give it a try!

    XO Alison
    looksharplansing.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love this! I need to figure out how to get handy real quick so that I can make it. Thanks for sharing!
    ~Heather
    Loose Shoelaces

    ReplyDelete