Upscale Your GLOSSYBOX Into A Nail Polish Stand

This month, we’ve been upscaling some of our old boxes to create storage for our nail polishes! Genius, right? All you need is a couple of old boxes and you can create your own nail polish stand to display all your pretty colours on! It makes choosing the perfect hue that bit easier. 

What You’ll Need 

  • A box cutter 
  • Glue 
  • White spray paint

How To Make A Nail Polish Stand 

Step 1: Prepare The Shelves 

Take the lid off one of your boxes. Cut a horizontal straight line down the middle of the box, so that you have two pieces. Then, cut one side off each of the lid halves, roughly 1cm in from the edge.

nail polish stand tutorial

Step 2: Create The Base 

Take the base of one of your boxes and cut off the front panel

glossybox tutorial

Step 3: Build Your Stand 

  • Take one of your lid halves from step 1 and stand it up inside the back of this base, so the top of the lid is facing forwards. 
  • Then, take the other lid half you have cut and slide it in against the first piece so that the top of the lid is facing upwards. 
  • Glue both pieces in place. 

GLOSSYBOX nail polish stand

Step 4: Add A Shelf 

  • Take the second (currently untouched) lid and cut horizontally down the centre of it 4cm in from the longest edge of the lid. 
  • As in step 1, cut one side off the piece of lid you’ve just cut, roughly 1cm in from the edge. 
  • Place this piece on top of the two glued down pieces, creating a third shelf.  
  • Glue it in place.


Step 5: Paint! 

Spray paint your shelving unit with the colour of your choice (we went for white – classy, right?). Then, add your polishes onto it! 

nail polish stand

And that’s how to turn your GLOSSYBOX into a nail polish stand! 

You may also like: Upscale Your Glossybox: DIY Hanging Shelves

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Emily Cotton

Emily Cotton

Beauty Editor

I'm someone who loves getting glammed up, but I feel like I never have enough time. Frequently running between work, the gym and seeing friends means my makeup routine is quick and often touched up on the go. Therefore, beauty products that serve as multi-purpose are perfect for me - a blush that works for cheeks and lips is a must in my makeup bag!