Up-cycling Tip: DIY Makeup Brush Holder


I bought this super cute ceramic candle almost a year ago, and only recently did I completely burn through it. I really like the color and pattern of the candle holder, so I wanted to find a practical way to reuse it, rather than tossing it out. I have been needing a place to hold my makeup brushes (up until now I’ve kept most of them in a makeup travel bag) so I figured this would be the perfect new place to store them. Pay close attention- this up-cycling DIY project is pretty complicated.


Step one: burn through a candle. Step two: clean out all the excess candle wax. (I use the highly sophisticated method of a butter knife and hot water) Step three: place makeup brushes in an orderly fashion inside candle holder.  There you have the cutest, easiest (and cheapest) makeup brush holder!



Tell me… do you have any simple up-cycling tricks up your sleeve?


There are 2 comments for this article
  1. Jessie at 9:38 am

    I love this!! Good job Maggie, but I just don’t know if I have the technical expertise to make it through such a complex project ;p So clever!!

  2. Presh at 9:00 pm

    So cute, I keep my larger candles that I burn thru as well and never thought to do that!…I think I would add some pebbles to the inside so my brushes didn’t move around so frequently 🙂