As JT looks around the house, he often remarks about “how much stuff girls have”. I’d like to say it’s not so, but the truth is JT is right. Let’s be honest ladies…we have lots of accessories and it’s hard for us to part with any of them!
In our bedroom alone, I’ve got a gazillion girly gadgets including, but not limited to, blow dryers, makeup mirrors, baskets, jewelry, and cosmetics. If I’m not careful, all this girly glory can take over a room.
One area that was becoming problematic for me was the storage of cosmetics brushes. Last week I mentioned that I had created a feminine and functional holder for my makeup brushes. It really spruces up my vanity and is absolutely adorable! It works for me and today, I’ll show you how I made it.
Let me begin by saying that as much as I’d love to say this idea is mine, I cannot. I actually learned how to make this wonderful brush holder by watching videos posted by the many makeup mavens on YouTube.
Creating your own brush holder has endless possibilities. Choose a jar shape that suits you or if you’re feeling green, recycle a pasta jar or something similar. Select materials and colors that strike your fancy or match your decor. Some holders use colored sand, while others use pebbles, beads, or even coins to keep the brushes in place. Let your imagination run wild!
Jar (size of jar will depend on height, size, and number of brushes)
Filler (rice, colored sand, pebbles, glass beads, etc)
Your makeup brushes
Fill your jar with with filler material. Tie ribbon around the jar and stick makeup brushes into the jar. They’ll stand up and stay still.
If you’d like to create your own brush holder, here’s a video to get your creative juices flowing. What creativity…I love them all!
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