Organise cosmetics in glass jars & coffee beans

weekend project
We love to display my cosmetics on my dressing table. Not only it is easily accessible, seeing them encourage us to use them. Most of our cosmetics were usually chucked in the drawer, with a few of my daily must-have lying haphazardly on the table. Then we found, a simple and beautiful way to organize them: in glass jars filled with coffee beans!

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In a nutshell…
The idea was merely to hold  and separate make-up brushes; coffee beans allow you to stick the brushes into it. We expanded on the idea- using different beans to give more color and compartmentalizing different cosmetics into different jars (e.g lipsticks in one jar and brushes in another)

JewelPie-organise cosmetics with glass jar and coffee beans

YOU WILL NEED
> Coffee beans (You can also use lentils / barley/ red beans/ green beans etc but they have shorter shelf life)
> Glass jars / cups
1. Collect glass jars
I gathered jars of different height and width. It creates variation and allows you to adjust what might be suitable for particular cosmetics. Long brushes, for example, requires a taller glass jar and lipsticks will require a shorter one.

JewelPie-organise cosmetics with glass jar and coffee beans

You don’t even need to buy the jars. Reuse empty glass jars from jams or body products. You can also use plastic bottles or clean coffee beans plastic. We love using  Starbucks’ plastic cups filled with Starbucks’ coffee bean!

JewelPie-organise cosmetics with glass jar and coffee beans
2. Fill it with coffee beans
Then simply fill the jars with beans. There are plenty of beans of different colors to choose from, most are inexpensive too. Choose whichever beans which complements your room most.

JewelPie-organise cosmetics with glass jar and coffee beans

Coffee beans, though more difficult to find and more expensive, has the advantage of being aromatic. Its strong scent freshly that will definitely awakes you in the morning and reminds you of a coffee-house.

JewelPie-organise cosmetics with glass jar and coffee beans

Unlike other beans, it is also least likely to attract weevils especially. If you use the other beans like lentil and red beans, we suggest changing the beans after a while. Even better, forget beans all together. Use glass beads/vase fillers from the floral shop, saga seeds, marbles or little pebbles. These last for a long time.

JewelPie-organise cosmetics with glass jar and coffee beans

3. Organise
One thing I try hard to avoid is wasting my precious minutes searching for things, that is especially in the morning struggling to get out of the house looking perfectly made up.

JewelPie-organise cosmetics with glass jar and coffee beans

Putting different kinds of cosmetics in different jars help me get what I want immediately. If you have a lot of makeup, get more jars and be more specific e.g one jar to hold your everyday black/brown eyeliner and another for colourful/glittery eye pencils for special event.

JewelPie-organise cosmetics with glass jar and coffee beans

That’s it! There you have all your cosmetics organised!

JewelPie-organise cosmetics with glass jar and coffee beans
How do you organize your cosmetics table? What do you think of this project? Drop us a comment below!

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7 Responses to “Organise cosmetics in glass jars & coffee beans”

  1. Cecilie
    July 31, 2013 at 4:48 am #

    I know it’s been 3 months since you wrote this, but do you have any idea for making the beans last longer? I have had the beans for 5 days, but after 3 days they began to smell strange. I bought organic Fair Trade beans who had not been treated with any particular chemicals. Can that have an effect?
    Thank you :)

  2. Sara
    August 4, 2013 at 6:16 pm #

    These beans last from I first use them until now, which I think is about 8 months. The fact that they are organic might be the reason why they smell strange. Maybe you want to try with regular beans?

  3. Marilyn Love
    February 24, 2015 at 4:19 am #

    What a waste of food. Coffee I can understand.

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