Check out these cosmetic boxes I upcycled!
Ever since I lost my job, my husband’s been really into dumpster diving. One day he came home with a bunch of bananas and onions - and these two adorable shoe boxes. They sat around for a little while, and I really didn’t know what to do with them. Then one day, the usual dilemma came up - when was I going to throw out that ugly cosmetics case my mother gave me for Christmas two years ago? I personally didn’t think it was ugly, but somehow pink sequins didn’t appeal to the hubby too well.
So, I promised him I would trash the cosmetics case once I found a suitable replacement. Of course, my husband always is a few steps ahead, so he said, ‘what about those shoe boxes I got for you?’ I had completely forgotten about them (as is this fate of most things that end up in my craft room), so I gave it a try. The eyeshadow boxes that were made to fit the original case fit perfectly in the shoe boxes! I took this as a sign and went to work scavenging as much as I could from the old case.
There wasn’t much to be done with the sparkly fabric on the outside of the case, but I managed to get the mirror and the liner that covered it out in one piece. So I used this super sticky glue I bought about a year ago to fix some shoes (it’s for plastic, metal, fabric, wood, etc) and attached the mirror to the lid of one box. Then I trimmed the lid liner from the original case to fit the bow lid and voila! I have a pair of cosmetic cases that don’t take up too much room in the bathroom and one even has a built-in mirror. Not bad for a dumpster find!