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Homemade Nail Polish Stand

I did a nail polish cull, cutting my collection from 74 to 36! I just hadn’t been wearing policy that much recently, and a lot of them were still being stored in a box under my bed. The rest were inn a little basket on my chest of drawers which kept them corralled but not very easy to see.  And that’s another reason I wasn’t using them.

So I made some little stands for them.  I did this a while ago with foam, but ended up getting rid of them when I moved house.  Plus I had about 400 polishes then and didn’t need stands that big anymore.

I used some cardboard that my planner came packaged in (side note am now obsessed with planner stickers!), and some foam board which I have accumulated somehow, and some silver crepe paper.

I just cut the cardboard to my desired size, and then stacked them on top of each.  I cut the foam board to the same size and glued that on the top and bottom of the stack.  I then wrapped it all over with the silver crepe paper.  As usual I glued it all with fabric glue as I find this to be very secure, and my regular PVA is glued shut!  It looks so much more organised now, although it does take up a bit more room on my dressing table. 

 

 

Nail Polish Stand (made from foam)

P1100292I have lots of nail polish (about 70)! Considering how badly I paint my nails I think it’s probably too many- but I’m very fickle and change my colour constantly (and Barry M just keep making more colours!).  I haven’t really been able to find good storage as it’s hard to see the colours unless they are stored upside down and then they fall over a lot.

Until now!

I used foam wrapped in fabric to make tiered stands for the nail polish to stand on.  I cut my foam that was 25 x 3cm and cut into 6 strips (14, 13, 10, 9, 6, 5cm). This made me two stands each with three layers, and I made the shelves slightly different sizes to fit different size polish bottles.

nail polish holder1I used a fat quarter for each stand and cut out a piece of fabric for each shelf, I cut slits at the corners to allow them to fold neatly around and used all purpose glue to glue the fabric to the foam.  I then glued the three shelves on top of each other. I didn’t have enough room for my glitter polishes so they are back in the bin they were in before so I’ll need to make another stand!

Nail Polish Stand