19 December 2012

Craft Project #1

I love the idea of making your own things, whether these are clothes, cushions, phone cases, homemade beauty products you name it; therefore I decided to have a go myself. I decided to start off with something simple to get me going, which was to make own makeup brush holder.

My brushes were previously just sitting in a box rather miserably, each day I would delve into it to reach for the brushes I wanted. Surely it is much easier to have them at hand on my desk....it is now! 

What I used to create my makeup brush holder.

I used Dazzle Tac which is jewellery glue as I wanted it to work on glass. This roughly cost me £5, I'm no expert in craft at all so there may have been an alternative to use however this is just what the sales assistant advised me to go with. 

Tubes of glitter! I'm not joking I purchased these glitter tubes from Woolworths a long time ago, they've been shut down like how many years now?! I knew they would come in handy someday, I just knew it. I used just the plain silver glitter for my project but you could use any you like if you fancy having a go yourself.

Lastly I purchased three different shapes and colours of little rhinestones, here I have silver and lilac circles and light blue tear drop shapes; these cost 99p each. The shop I purchased these from is called Abarkhan but I'm sure other places such as Hobbycraft would have them too.

For the makeup brush holder I used an empty and cleaned Nutella jar. To get the sticker off I put it in very hot water for ten minutes, of which after this time it peeled off easily; it was rather satisfying I have to say.
On my clean jar I placed some sellotape along the top of the glass about 1cm down as I wanted to try and create a neat edge with the glitter. I then using an old paint brush painted the glue along the area that I wanted to cover with glitter.  Having to act quite fast as the glue dries rather quickly I poured some glitter onto a flat surface which then allowed me to roll my glass jar in the glitter; hey presto the glitter stuck to the glue! Once it had dried which took a matter of seconds I then was able to peel off the sellotape which left a rather impressively neat edge considering it was my first attempt.

Using a cuticle pusher (naughty) I placed the rhinestones in the order that I wanted along my jar, just a small amount of glue set them in place. I put tiny silver ones all along the bottom edge of the glitter band, with the lilac and light blue stones set in intervals on top of the glitter band.

Ta daaaaaaar! 

My finished makeup brush holder which I'm so incredibly pleased with! I really want to make more even though I have no more make up brushes, or Nutella jars....

What do you all think of my first attempt?


  1. I love it! I'm just using a plain glass at the moment, but rolling it in glitter would be very satisfying. I see you have The Night Circus in the background of the last photo - Have you read it? What did you think of it? x

    1. Hi Louise, I haven't actually got around to reading it yet. I've heard that it is supposed to be relatively good though :) xx

  2. Aww this is so pretty! You'll just need to eat loads more jars of Nutella ;) xx

    1. Thank you :D
      ooo I don't need an exscuse to crack open the Nutella! xx

  3. That's a great idea! You could use them as candle holders too if you've ran out of things to store! :) xo

    1. oo what a good idea! Thank you :) xx

  4. What a lovely idea. such a sense of satisfaction when you complete projects like this :) xx

    1. I really quite enjoyed doing it, I want to try something else now! Thank you :) xx


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