Friday, June 28, 2013

DIY | Make-up Brush Holder

My polka-dot craze continued, and this past week I did a simple DIY project that incorporated the design. DIY brush holders are nothing new, but it was fun & easy enough that I thought I would share.

I had already been storing my make-up brushes in an emptied out Bath & Body Works 3-wick candle jar. However, I had been wanting to spruce it up a bit and make it more unique looking, as I have so many of these glass containers around my apartment. With my polka-dot craze, I decided that I wanted to do a simple gold polka dot design. I headed to my local Staples and purchased the  Sharpie water-based metallic paint pens. I'm a total Sharpie fan girl and was super curious to try these out.

I used the 'Copper Rose' and 'Gold' pens. I made a circle stencil (I traced the inside circle of a tape dispenser) to make the dots around the glass jar. The paint pens flowed easily, and it was quite a simple process. If a little did over flow under the stencil, it was easy to clean up since the markers are water-based. On the other hand, it's not as permanent as the regular Sharpie markers, so as a precaution, I am going to avoid bringing these to the sink when I go to clean up my brushes. The most difficult part was placement. I used blank labels for guides as I could easily mark the distance and move it as I went around.

I am really loving my updated make-up brush holders. I might buy some bean bag filler to fill the jars, but even without it they look and work great. I keep them on a little tray on my desk with some other beauty essentials. I like how simple yet elegant they appear.

How do you store your make-up brushes?

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