This toy makeup set keeps everything together and carries like a lunchbox; it folds open for unlimited pretend play! Make it with scrap wood (or new wood pieces under $20). This is a beginner woodworking projects and is easy to build. Our free plans include step by step diagrams, shopping and cut list.
- 3 feet of 1x3 boards
- 4 feet of 1x2 boards
- 24" x 24" piece of 1/4" plywood
- 2 - sets of 1" utility hinges
- 1 - 6" long pull (square in shape is best)
- 1 - locking closure
- 1 - 6" x 9" acrylic mirror
- 3/4" and 1-1/4" brad nails
- wood glue
- 2 - 1x3 @ 6-1/2"
- 2 - 1x3 @ 11"
- 3 - 1x2 @ 6-1/2"
- 2 - 1x2 @ 11"
- 2 - 1/4" plywood @ 11" x 8"
- 4 - 1/4" plywood @ 6-1/4" x 4-5/8"
Cut out boards with a circular saw or miter saw. If using a circular saw, a piece of foam under the wood can make things much easier.
Nail the 1x2 and 1x3 frames together with 1-1/4" brad nails and glue.
Attach 1/4" plywood pieces to bottoms with 3/4" brad nails and glue.
Add divider to the larger tray. NOTE: It would be better if the divider was 1/2" taller. If you can rip a 1x3 down to a 2" width on a tablesaw that would work. You can also add two layers of 1/4" plywood (each piece 3/4" wide x 6-1/2" long) to get the right height. If this doesn't make sense, see step 4.
Mirror can be added to the smaller tray.
Cut out the pieces for the flip out trays.
Use Jaime's pattern here for the top tray cut outs.
Paint the colors first on the under tray.
Glue the two pieces together and let dry.
Hinge the trays to the sides.
Hinge the two lids together.
Add the handle on the back positioned so when the vanity is open, the handle works as a prop up.
Add clasp as front to keep vanity shut when not in use.
We apologize if there was an error in this plan. Please help us out and report any errors here.