DIY: Magnetic Makeup Board

Hello everyone!

I’m going back to school in a month, so I’m trying to get all my dorm stuff ready. Of course, there are some things I want that are just too expensive. A magnetic make up board is one of them. So I figured, why not just make it myself? Here’s what you’re going to need:

-Picture Frame (TJ MAXX $12.99)

Picture Frame

-Sheet Metal (Lowe’s $7.00) Preferably same size as frame. Also, my Lowe’s told me they couldn’t cut it, but some do. Ask before you buy the cutters.

Sheet Metal + Cutters

-Cutters (Pictured Above) (Lowe’s $7.50 ) Make sure the gauge is the same gauge as your sheet metal. ONLY IF SHEET METAL NEEDS TO BE CUT!

-Fabric or craft paper/wrapping paper (Michaels $8.99 )


-Magnetic Strips (Target 4.99) Btw, Walmart doesn’t sell it.


-Glue Gun (Michaels 3.99)


-Tape/Measuring tool

First, if your sheet metal isn’t the same size as your frame, you need to cut it. Use a sharpie to outline the size of the frame, then cut it out. Be careful, because the edges of the sheet metal are very sharp and may hurt your hands. If you have hardware gloves or just an thick glove, definitely put those on.

After you get your sheet metal cut, test it out by placing it in the frame, like how you would put a picture. When it passes the test, place it on your fabric or craft paper/wrapping paper. I would recommend the fabric, because it’ll last you a longer time and you won’t have to worry about it tearing randomly, especially on the sharp edges of the sheet metal. Cut around the sheet metal, about 1in-2in away from the sheet metal. After you do that, use your tape and tape the fabric/paper to the back of the sheet metal.


Make sure the front is flat, (no air bubbles), and then put it in your frame. Now your board’s done!

The last step is the easiest. All you need to do is cut your magnetic strips to fit your makeup products. Heavier products may need more magnets. Then hot glue the sticky part of the magnet to your product, be sure to press down for at least 30 seconds. After that, it should just stay on your magnetic board!


I really love this! It makes everything look neater and I can find my favorite products much faster than when they were sitting on my vanity! I love that I can choose what it looks like, because it matched my dorm stuff! A lot of magnetic makeup boards are expensive, and most of the time you won’t find the style you’re looking for. Making it yourself gives you the chance to create the exact look you want!

Hope you guys enjoyed and let me know if you tried it!

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