What you need: A glue gun, 3 different plates (glass or glass looking). A strong solid vase to use as a base (as in the picture), plus one more jar (forgot to include in the first picture). Long(sh) is good to give the whole structure some sort of height.
Extra stuff you may want: metal hooks, fake pearls(from your $2 shop), glitter, shells. Sand might be good too..! 😀 I think you can add whatever though, for extra decoration! So whatever you fancy… 😉
I think this DIY make-up stand is not only very affordable to make, it also helps to save HEAPS of space. Before this, the top of my drawers= were massively cluttered! To save space, why not use height? This make-up stand can also be used as nail-polish stand, if you want… 🙂 Although I don’t own that many nail-polish at the moment… 😛
Before I start, I just want to say that I got my inspirations to make this from Ann Le : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myLKMrxkSeQ She is EXTREMELY talented and creative, make sure you check out her videos! 😀 🙂 🙂
The purpose of this post is just to share with you my learning experiences as someone who actually tried to follow the video+ added my own spin… 🙂 Anyways… Hope this helps! 😀 x 🙂
1. What you will need… 🙂 Whether you can see it or not, the fancy looking plate(the biggest in size and hence to be used at the bottom) is plastic. The other 2 were like $2 each- they are old microwave plates!! 😀 All from a second-hand shop. 🙂 Make sure you wash these and dry them thoroughly, before starting! 😀 🙂
2. Pick the largest plate and use that as base. Glue the bottom of the first jar/vase/whatever will serve as the column for the first layer. In my experience, i think having something solid for the first column can help, as it needs to be able to handle all the weight that is going to follow. 😀 🙂 3. To cover up the glue-stain, place shells and the fake pearls into the vase. 🙂 I then poured some gold and silver glitter. 😀 🙂
4. Prep the next layer. Using a glue gun, I glued 4 hooks around the plate. In my experience, the glue from glue guns can handle only so much weight. So I don’t think you should massively heavy necklaces…Or the hook comes off- as in my experience anyway… 😦 After this, place the next tall jar and repeat step 3. I chose to put my fake pearls through a string and then glue the string from the top of the jar, so that the pearls are more visible. 🙂