Upcycled Paint Brush Holders

Hi there!! Donna Beth here!!!

I’m still in the organization phase of my craft room after the painters have finished and the furniture is moved back in. I still don’t have pictures on the walls, though I think I actually have all the furniture back now. Hubby helped me to put up the 7 ft DVD bookcase that I restored a few years back including anchor.

Now for more organization… and who doesn’t want it to look good?! So, in comes my ribbon to the rescue!!

Supplies for can on the right:

  • Old can
  • Chalk paint
  • Sponge brush
  • Paper to put it on while drying
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Ribbon in coordinating colors.
  • Scissors
  • 2 toilet paper rolls

Instructions for Can:

  • Paint sides of can with chalk paint. (I used Folkflirt Home Decor chalk in Castle here.)
  • Let dry and then touch up as needed.

  • Apply ribbon with hot glue. I used 2 different ribbons on this project.
  • Next take 2 toilet paper rolls and glue them together… flatten and put in can.
  • Place different size brushes in each tube to help easily find your brushes better.

Supplies for box on the left:

  • Tissue box
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Ribbon in coordinating colors.
  • 3 toilet paper rolls cut in half (2 inches tall if you have a paper towel tube instead)

Instructions for box:

  • Cut box to just under 3 inches for this project based on the 2 ribbons side by side.

  • Apply ribbon with hot glue. I used the same 2 different ribbons on this project as the can above.
  • On the box, you want to make sure to start just over a corner so you can end on one. This will give it a more finished look. (See below)
  • As you can see after I put the top and bottom layers of ribbon on before putting the second layer over the burlap, I realized I had not cut the box straight. I had to go back and re-trim the box with an X-acto knife and self healing mat that was just hanging over the edge of my desk to make sure it was safe and steady while trimming and not getting any of the ribbon.
  • Next you’ll want to make sure you have six 2 inch toilet paper tube pieces. Take each one and flatten completely as you would have while cutting with scissors. Then put the 2 fold lines together and flatten again, now when you pop it open itshould make squares.
  • Now we glue them together, though I did not glue them to the box. I wanted to be able to change the configuration if it didn’t work what I needed in the future.
  • Place different size brushes in each tube to help easily find your brushes better.

And voila!

We hope this inspires you to organize something and create something new too!! Keep on crafting!! Until next time friends!!

Published by Donna Beth Feagins

I am a mom of 2, wife, and am always looking to create something myself instead of buying it. I met Katy from Little Katy Bugs after becoming a mom, and we both love to craft, both have active families, and a tactful way of telling others what we truly think. I LOVE THAT!!! Art is subjective and so is crafting. So, you may not love everything we make or do, but our goal is to inspire you to create yourself and make things that you will LOVE! We do still sell some of our crafts on the site, at craft fairs, and Katy now participates in a booth store front. Check out our Facebook page for more on the booth. Sometimes we just need inspiration and camaraderie. I hope we can help provide those things to you. Sincerely Donna Beth, a Co-Blogger of www.LittleKatyBugs.com

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