DIY Magnetic Makeup Palette (Z-Palette Alternative)

DIY Magnetic Makeup Palette (Z-Palette Alternative)
Hello, 
In honor of what has been a historically popular post on this blog, I decided to revisit the topic of a DIY Z-Palette. If you are interested my original post used a DVD case. This new tutorial will use a CD case, which I think is much sturdier. 

Supplies: 

- CD case (preferably a 2-Disc case)
- Adhesive Magnetic Sheets
- Exacto Knife
- Pliers/ Wire Cutters (depends on the type of case)
- Hot Glue or liquid cement (single disc case)
- Things to decorate the case
I am going to go through prepping the two types of cases for the magnetic sheet, then I will go through the magnetic sheet steps since they are the same for both.

Two Disc Case:

1. Remove the paper inserts.

2. Figure out how the case is hinged. You want to remove the piece the CDs sit in without removing the piece on the left that covers the end of the case (this piece has 2 Discs printed on it in this picture).

DIY Magnetic Makeup Palette (Z-Palette Alternative)

3. Remove the piece the CDs would sit in. Here, I just clipped the hinges with wire cutters.

DIY Magnetic Makeup Palette (Z-Palette Alternative)

Single Disc Case:

1. Remove paper inserts and separate the CD piece from the rest of the case.

DIY Magnetic Makeup Palette (Z-Palette Alternative)

2. Score the CD case several times, very deeply along the area I've marked in red.

DIY Magnetic Makeup Palette (Z-Palette Alternative)

3. Once scored deep enough the thin piece will snap off cleanly with limited force.

DIY Magnetic Makeup Palette (Z-Palette Alternative)

4. Put a small amount of hot glue on the ends of the thin piece and put it in its original place in the out CD case.

DIY Magnetic Makeup Palette (Z-Palette Alternative)

5. Hooray! Completed case!

DIY Magnetic Makeup Palette (Z-Palette Alternative)

Magnetic Sheet and Finishing:

1. Draw the outline for CD case area on the magnetic sheet.

2. Cut it out, I used an Exacto knife but scissors would work too.

DIY Magnetic Makeup Palette (Z-Palette Alternative)

3. Check that the insert fits, then remove backing and place in case.

DIY Magnetic Makeup Palette (Z-Palette Alternative)

4. Decorate!!! I chose to paint mine, but you could decoupage, leave it plain, use stickers, etc.

DIY Magnetic Makeup Palette (Z-Palette Alternative)

5. Insert de-potted makeup!

DIY Magnetic Makeup Palette (Z-Palette Alternative)

Let me know if you try this, I would love to see how you decorate yours!

Is there any other Makeup DIY type stuff you'd like me to try please let me know.

Bests, Cittie

2 comments

  1. This is such a nice idea!! just bought a blush palette (most recent post on my blog) and I'm looking to depot, going to try this asap!
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    1. Glad you liked it, I would love to see your finished product if you do!

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