DIY Brush Holders

Hiii Bellas!

Lately I’ve been obsessed with DIY projects – so get ready for some fun organizational and decorating ideas! Last year I made my own brush holder and I’m pleased to say that it still looks great. So I decided I wanted to share this easy DIY project with all of you! Here is the photo of the brush holder I made last year.

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Here are the brush holders I made recently. Continue reading if you want to learn how to make your own make-up brush holder!



  • Old candle that’s almost finished (the ones I used are the largest sizes from Bath & Body Works) Alternatively, you can use a glass jar
  • Knife
  • All Purpose Glue
  • Glitter (depending on which design you select)
  • Spray Paint (depending on which design you select)
  • Tape (depending on which design you select)
  • Glass beads (I purchased mine at Manazel) Alternatively, you can use aquarium stones or even beads


1- First, place the candle in a freezer. Let it freeze for a couple of hours. I usually freeze the candle the night before.


2- Second, place the candle in the kitchen sink and fill it up with hot water. Using a knife, start cutting out and removing the remainder wax. This will also make it easier to remove the wicks. Caution: beware of the hot water!


3- Place hot water on the sticker parts of the candle, then remove it with a knife. There might be marks leftover so continue to scrub it until it’s almost as good as new!


4- If you’d like to add glitter to your design, start by adding a coat of glue inside the candle jar. Then add the glitter of your choice. Once this is finished, let it dry overnight. (skip this step if you’d rather spray paint.)



5- To achieve the same striped design, add tape around the candle jar. After placing the candle jar on newspapers outdoors, start spray painting with the color of your choice. Be cautious while using spray paint, make sure your nose and mouth are covered and don’t spray too closely to the jar. Let it dry for at least four hours.



6- Once the spray paint has dried, remove the tape. Add the beads and voila – you have your own customized brush holder!


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I really enjoy DIY projects and this was a fun activity I tried with my five-year-old niece. Let’s just say glitter was everywhere! It’s a really simple and exciting project to do. It’s also very versatile – you can use it to store your stationary or even as a vase for a floral arrangement. If you try this DIY project, please post an image on Instagram and mention @themodestbelle – I’d love to see your version!

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