DIY: Makeup Brush Holder


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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Drumroll Please…Fireplace Mantel Reveal

I am so excited to finally share my latest project with y’all today. It feels like I have been talking this mantel reveal up for the past year. I know it has been a year since I bought the worlds most difficult shelf to work with (LACK Ikea shelf) and it has been about four months since my father was able to make it work. I have finally styled it in a way that makes me happy and am already thinking of all the changes I can make to it for the upcoming holidays! But for now, I hope you enjoy my latest conquest.

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Et voila! Here is my end of summer/still in Texas style mantel featuring a few projects you have already seen. The gold starburst mirror makeover from earlier this summer makes for the perfect transitional focal point on my mantel. I am excited to see how it pairs with my fall and winter accessories.

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You probably remember the mini planters I shared last week. Now you know where they ended up! I know, I am so sure the suspense was killing you.

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And to finish it all up, I added a picture of my family. Well of my sisters, mom and nephews (one still in my sisters belly) in a thin gold frame my mom scored at her favorite thrift store. Alongside is a budget find I have not featured, the colorful Moroccan inspired lantern, waiting to be filled with a flameless candle. And no shelf is complete without an owl perched on it. This particular owl is actually a votive candle holder I scored on super sale at World Market.

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Before. What I was looking at for a full 8 months (and I’m totally embarrassed to share that lol)

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After. I am so happy to see this right as I walk inside my apartment! And I really cannot wait to start switching it up once it actually starts to feel like fall.

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What projects have spent too much time on your to do list? Making any plans to finish those up?

I am hoping for a quiet weekend full of crafts and diy projects! Can’t wait to share those with y’all. Til then, I hope everyone is having an excellent week!