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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Clever & Cheap Nail Polish Organizing Idea

As you probably noticed, I have a few hundred nail polishes, lol...JK, I actually didn't keep a count but let's just say I have a lot. This isn't my idea to begin with but I saw another blogger, Jasmine @ Green Eyed Monster, post about this idea and I really wanted to give it a try.

So if you keep your nail polishes, in a box, like how I keep most of mine, you know that it can be a bit of an inconvenience to look for the shade that you had in mind. This is a simple and clever organizing solution. Though, I must admit the process may be long if you have a lot of nail polishes to organize.

What you'll need:

  • Labels. I am using here file folder labels, the peel and stick kind.
  • Hole puncher. Initially, I purchased the small heart-shaped hole puncher from Michaels thinking it should be good enough. Well, after I got done with a few of them, I felt like I needed a bigger heart so I went back to Michaels again to get a hole puncher with a bigger heart. I printed off from their website a 50% off coupon so I was able to get them both for like $3-4 each.

So basically, what you do is paint your nail polish on the labels, like so. Wait for your nail polishes to dry. Then, use your hole puncher and punch it. Peel and stick to the cap of your nail polish. 

I wasn't completely pleased with the small hearts cause they were itsy bitsy small but they're cute. I like the big heart cause you can see more of the color but some of my nail polishes comes with smaller caps so the big heart is a bit too big for it.

My dilemma with the big heart is that they don't wanna lay flat. They tend to curve a bit and if the surface of the nail polish cap is embossed or curved, forget it, it doesn't stick very well. I'm debating if I should use some glue to keep the heart sticker in place.

So as you can see, now I can glance over my stash and get a pretty good idea about the color of the nail polish I'm looking at without having to pull it out. If you want to save yourself a few bucks for this project, you don't have to use a heart-shaped hole puncher but you can just cut the label in a square shape.

How do you organize your nail polishes?


  1. Cute idea!

    Take Care,
    Mandy Jean

  2. Wow, why haven't I thought of that before? I really need a better system for organizing my polishes. I'm thinking of storing them in the office instead of in the bathroom because I'm constantly photographing and swatching in here and they pile up on the desk like crazy!

    1. That's exactly what I said when I saw this idea, LOL

  3. Yea! So glad to know I helped! The heart stickers are uber cute!

    1. I really like the hearts. There was other shapes I was tempted to get, lol but since I hardly do craft projects, I tried to look away. Thanks for sharing the idea.

  4. to help it stick, i place a drop of clear nail polish on the cap before placing the sticker on and then seal it off with a coat of the clear nail polish. hope that helps!

    1. That's a great idea. I was leaning more toward glue but I'll give that a try. Thanks.

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