DIY: Makeup Brush Holder


Earlier this year, I wrote about my dream to redecorate/reorganize my bathroom by sharing some inspiring photos of beautifully styled bathrooms. I have been trying a few things out but none have stuck around long enough to share with y’all. I am happy to report that this is no longer the case as I am getting closer to my goal each week. The most recent conquest: organizing my make up collection. I recycled a few candle canisters and decided to use one as a makeup brush holder. There are a ton of tutorials on the web for this process and I decided to share my incredibly easy version with y’all today.

First step is to romance yourself and burn those candles as often as you want to. You do not need to justify it with a “special occasion”. Anyhoo, once the candle is about 1/2 an inch thick and no longer able to burn, stick the entire container in the freezer. I recommend to leave your containers to freeze overnight.

Next, grab a butter knife and run it around the sides to separate it from the container.

This one was a breeze and it broke into pieces immediately. Some are not so easy and you have to stab it a few times to break it apart. I throw away the extra wax. I have read other tutorials where people save the wax to make a super candle. Maybe next time.

Next, I filled each jar with hot water and left them to soak for 5 minutes. The only thing left to do is to scrub them clean. I recommend you use a sponge that is ready to throw out because the wax, glue and soot all cling to the sponge.

And there you have it! A nice clear container to use as nice and sleek storage containers. Most of the jars that I use in my bathroom were once old candle containers. You will see most of these during my bathroom reveal, which is coming very very soon.

Ta da! To use as a brush holder most people use vase filler or the rocks you use in a fishtank to make sure the brushes stand up right. I decided to skip this step. I was thinking ahead in case I clumsily knocked it down one morning and was left to pick up a huge mess. That would be no good. So, my brushes are standing solo for now.

I set the container atop the new three drawer makeup organizer I scored this weekend at the container store for $15! I filled it with the makeup I use daily and am loving it! This is definitely an improvement from my old organization decision, using my travel makeup bag, every single day.

I am loving the new little corner on my sink. I cannot wait to share the other corner and everything else I have been working on.

Til then, I hope everyone is having a fantastic week! I am preparing for my weekend of celebration for my nephews 10th birthday! I cannot wait to show y’all what I’ve been working on for him!


DIY: Jewelry Stand

A few weeks ago one of my good friends and I decided to mail each other care packages. I have known her for about a decade and she has always been one of the toughest people to shop  for! Which is why most birthday presents lately have been a few shots downtown!

Anyhoo, I definitely wanted to make sure and personalize the gifts as much as possible and finally thought Accessories! When I think of my friend Trippy (to disguise her identity) I  think about accessories, and lots of them. After looking through a million websites and jewelry stores around town I couldn’t find anything that resembled her at all. That’s when I remembered this pin from a few months back. The blog post focuses on cake stands but it can easily be turned into a jewelry stand. I know I have heard of this idea before but cannot remember from where, but it was very simple to make, and I really like how it turned out 🙂 Here are a few shots of the process.

These are the only things you need! I found two plates and a candlestick at Goodwill, already had my E6000, adhesive of choice.

Stick some glue on the candlestick and place it in the middle of the plate.  I threw a few books on top and let it dry for about 10 minutes in between. Once I glued both plates onto the candlestick I let it dry overnight with books laid on top.

This is the finished product with some of my own jewelry on it to showcase it in all its glory and intended purpose 🙂 I really hope my friend doesn’t see this before she sees it in her own house 🙂

I am really happy with the turnout, I hope my friend enjoys it too 🙂 I am thinking of making a few more, maybe experimenting with a few different ideas I have, so let me know if you want one!

My summer has been a slow one. But it has given me a lot of times for crafts, which I love! I hope I can share the other things I have been working on soon! For now I am just ready for the weekend and the impromptu visit from my family!

I will leave you with an adorable picture of me and my care package friend, and my best friend who always jumps into all my pictures 😉

Trippy is the one on my right (your left). I love her dearly and I am so glad she and I decided to send each other care packages! Can’t wait to see what she has sent! If it is appropriate maybe I will share lol

Talk to y’all soon!