Well....you asked for it!! Here's a quick tutorial for the "Momma Made...Makeup".
Step 1: Gather your supplies
You'll need some makeup cases. All of these are from the Dollar Tree, but definitely use any "extras" you have at home. It doesn't matter what is or was in them, as along as it's powder-based.
And grab some craft foam sheets in your choice of colors. I mainly used sticky backed foam just to make the project super simple. Some of the colors I liked weren't available in sticky back, so I used craft glue as my adhesive. I also recommend a good pair of craft scissors, but regular kitchen shears would work fine too.
Step 2: Remove the pressed powder from the makeup cases.
The easiest way I found to do this was to make an "x" with the point of a paring knife in each little box. The powder pretty much just falls right out after you score it. I highly recommend doing this part over the sink or trash can as it can get pretty messy. Use the tip of the knife to get all the powder out of the corners.
Step 3: Wash out your cases and let them dry.
Okay...promise not to laugh at my method for measuring?????
Step 4: Press your foam onto the empty makeup container.
As you can see above, it leaves an imprint on your foam of the exact size square you will need (the foam will expand after a few minutes so you will want to cut soon after making your imprint). With my first batch I tried to measure it, eye-ball it, guess, etc. and almost went crazy. The method above is by far the easiest. I pressed my foam onto the entire case just to show you, but you can do just one square.
Step 5: Cut out your foam squares.
Step 6: Remove paper from the back of your foam and insert in the case.
If you are using craft glue, you only need to use a small amount.
(FYI...I inserted all of my squares with the backs still attached first just to make sure they fit well and looked right. Just use the tip of your knife around the edge of the foam to remove it when you are satisfied with the look and ready to adhere it to the case).
And voila! You made makeup!!
Watch out....making it is a little addictive!!!
And as a little thanks for your interest I have one set of Momma Made makeup I'd love to share with someone!! You get everything you see below in this super cute hot pink makeup bag. It's perfect for that girly-girl in your life!!
If you'd like to enter to win the makeup set all you have to do is:
1. Leave me a comment in this post
For extra entries:
2. Follow Playing House and leave me a comment letting me know that you have or already are
3. After today, come back and leave me one comment per day until the end of the giveaway
This giveaway is only open to people with a US or Canadian mailing address and will end on Sunday, March 6th at 8:00pm EST.
UPDATE: Starting 4/10/11 until 4/12/11 at 12pm I am hosting another giveaway of Momma Made makeup for my 100 followers celebration!! Click here for the post and to enter the giveaway!!
I'm linking up to....
Handmade Tuesday, Too Cute Tuesday, Tip Me Tuesday, Get Your Craft On, Anti-Procrastination Tuesday, Tutorial Tuesday with Hope Studios, Show and Tell, Creative Share Wednesday, Sugar and Spice, Hoo's Got Talent, Hookin up with HoH, Transformation Thursday and It's a Hodgepodge Friday