How to Make a DIY Nail Polish Rack

by Priscilla Rivera

This was not originally my idea. I found it online and tweaked it a little


  • 3 foam Boards
  • Patterned duct tape
  • Glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Exacto knife
  • Wooden Dowels
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Supplies (wooden dowels not pictured because I started the project without them and bought them later as an afterthought)

    Step 2

    Take your first board and draw a horizontal line every 5 inches

    Step 3

    Take your second board and measure out four 2 inch horizontal strips.

    Step 4

    Cut these apart. These will be your shelves.

    Step 5

    My shelves. (I know there are five when I said cut four. The original instructions left me with pieces left over)

    Step 6

    Next, with the remaining of your second board, measure out five 1 inch horizontal strips. These will create a lip for your shelves so that your polishes won't fall off.

    Step 7

    My 1 inch strips. (Again, ignore that I have more pictured than I said to cut.)

    Step 8

    Take your last board and measure and cut two 2 1/3 vertical strips. These will be your sides. (Sorry, I forgot to take a photo.)

    Step 9

    All my cut out strips

    Step 10

    Take your duct tape and cover your strips

    Step 11

    My strips covered

    Step 12

    Ok, now take your shelves and hot glue them on the lines you drew on your first board earlier. I recommend putting the glue in the shelf then sticking it in the whole board.

    Step 13

    Tip: also glue along the top and bottom of the shelf to help secure.

    Step 14

    Next glue your one inch pieces on to the shelf then the sides.

    Step 15

    Now is when you would add your dowels but I don't have photos because like I said, I didn't think of that till after the project. However, you would take 2 dowels per shelf and insert them

    Step 16

    Horizontally into the sides. This is going to add a little more stability to your shelves.

    Step 17

    Here it is photos after done though.

    Step 18

    All finished. Photos was taken without full collection of polishes. I had to take them all off to put in the dowels and photograph that step.

    Step 19

    Hanging on my wall above my mirror. Go Cougars! 💛