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DIY Nail Polish Organizer Ideas You Can Recreate

Organizing nail polishes can be tough especially for nail polish enthusiasts, and that’s where a nail polish organizer comes in. Here are some of the most practical organizers you can make on your own.

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1. Wall Rack


If your room is spacious enough and could use a little decoration, how about making a wall rack for your nail polishes? What’s amazing about this project is it lightens up your room. Imagine a wall overflowing with colors thanks to your wide selection of polishes! It’s really up to you how big, long, and how many shelves you want for your rack.

What you need:

  • Backboard
  • 2 sideboards
  • 6-8 boards for shelves (depends on your preference)
  • Wood glue
  • Nails & hammer
  • Glue gun
  • High gloss wood paint
  • Pencil and measuring materials
  • Wall mounts

2. Nail Polish Shelf


If your collection is starting to grow exponentially, then a bigger nail polish organizer is what you need. This shelf should be more than enough for you to store all your polishes and it’s safe to say it can store more than a hundred of it. So if you want something more ambitious, try this one out. Here’s the full tutorial.

What you need:

  • Razor blade, box cutter, or a knife
  • 12-inch ruler
  • Scissors
  • Scotch storage box (you can get one at Target)
  • Duct tape
  • Measuring tape
  • One yard of fabric

3. Lightweight Rack

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We all want our stuff to be easy to carry and lightweight, and this organizer is as portable as it gets. Primarily made of foam board, you will be able to place this rack anywhere without difficulty. You can also cover it up with whatever cover you want or even a duct tape with design, but this step is entirely optional. Here’s the entire tutorial.

What you need:

  • Two pieces of foam board
  • Ruler
  • Glue sticks
  • Hot glue gun
  • Exacto knife
  • Pencil
  • Decorative duct tape (optional)

4. Spice Rack Organizer


This spice rack organizer is ideal for beginners as it’s compact and easy to do. All you need is to attach the wood pieces together, spray paint it with the color of your choosing, and drill it in your wall. Here’s the full tutorial and it should only take you around 20 minutes to finish.

What you need:

  • Screws and screwdriver
  • Spray paint
  • Bottom wood
  • Side wood
  • Bar wood
  • Drill

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5. Carton Rack


Hate working with wood and nails? No problem! This nail polish organizer won’t require any intense labor as the primary material is simply carton boxes. This is very easy to do plus won’t cost you more than $5. Check out the tutorial here.

What you need:

  • 3 box lids + box bottoms (preferably birchbox boxes)
  • Scissors and/or box cutter
  • Decorative duct tape
  • Packaging tape (optional for non-visible areas)

I’m Too Busy! Can I Just Buy One?


Of course! We got you covered in this department, too! Try to look for the following at your local thrift shops and your problem should be fixed in no time!

Display Rack


If you’re looking for a quick and easy fix for your nail polish dilemma, then this is your best bet. You can look for one in Amazon or find these at your nearest Target or Walmart. Look for the one that fits your need. You can buy a small one that is totally dedicated to your polishes or a bigger one if you want a single container for your beauty products.

Storage Boxes


If you really want to keep spending to a minimum, storage boxes should do just fine. These boxes should only cost around $3 at your local store. If you don’t mind keeping two or three of these under your bed or table, then, by all means, go with these.

Metal Rack


This multi-purpose container will definitely be a good substitute to DIY nail polish organizers simply because of the material it’s made of. Metal is durable and is sure to withstand the weight of all your nail polishes. Get one that is stainless so it won’t rust, plus, you hardly have to maintain it.

Learn to make a DIY nail polish organizer by watching this video courtesy of Gigi’s World nail art:

Making your own nail polish organizer will definitely make your life easier when you’re doing your beauty routine. Having storage for all your nail polish will make your place a lot neater and choosing what polish to use should be more fun. With that said, go get your stuff organized so your me-time will be more enjoyable!

Which nail polish organizer do you like best? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!


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