Materials I used:
2 - 2" used binders to deconstruct for parts (although my 2" binders were free and may be a tad sturdier, Dollar Tree has great 1" vinyl binders that you could substitute for this project for $1.00 each) - FREE
4 - #4 x 1/2" screws from leftover projects (PLEASE NOTE - if you mount the binder mechanisms to cabinet doors like I did, the thickness of your cabinet door will determine the length of the screw you can use without puncturing through the face of the door - PLEASE take this into account.) - FREE
1 - 2" used binder to decorate (you can also purchase a 1" vinyl binder at Dollar Tree for $1.00 as mentioned above). As an option, you can also personalize it by decorating it with scrapbook paper on hand or with your favorite images copied onto regular copy paper on hand like I did - FREE
2 - zippered pencil pouches from Dollar Tree to store makeup, nail polish or other accessories - $2.00
|Binder Rivet After Removal|
|Taped Back of Mechanism|
|Opened Hook Installed|
|Orgainized Hair Stuff|
|Organized Hair Stuff, Jewelry, and Makeup|
6. Finally, the main reason I did this project was to help my teenager corral all of her makeup in a portable way for her to bring along for game time performances. So I purchased 2 pencil pouches to hang on the door hooks and store all of her makeup and accessories. When game time comes, she can pull them off the hooks, put it in her binder that we decorated, and go! What an awesome portable beauty kit!
|Portable Makeup Binder Cover|
|Portable Makeup Binder Open|
I have to admit that after installing these door hooks and getting a warm and fuzzy about my work, my good vibes faded quickly into one of those "why in the world didn't you think of this before?" moments... ;)
I hope this tutorial was helpful and gives you some additional storage space that you didn't have before. And please drop a comment to let me know what you think!