AYDAH Foundation

Advancing Health and Improving Youth self development

African Youth Development and Health Foundation,

a non-profit group, organized to

Establish, Prevent and Maintain a comprehensive and efficient healthcare delivery to the youth and underserved communities

Provide opportunities and inspire the Youth through Education, Employment and Empowerment 

DIY Makeup Brush Holder

I've had this DIY saved for a really long time and finally decided to try it out! It was real easy to make and only requires a few household items. These recycled Bath and Body Works jars also look great without any added glitter too. It's a perfect glass jar for little trinkets or to use for your favorite nail polishes (I think this looks cute!). You can watch this video for a step-by-step guide on how to make your own! Below are some photos I took while making mine.

After freezing my candles overnight, the wax popped out easily! There was only one that was a little stubborn and needed a little help with a butter knife. Just go along the edges of the jar with the knife until it loosens!

The label peels off easily, but the bottom sticker you'll want to run under warm water for a few seconds before scraping it off with a butter knife. Wipe down the entire jar with some distilled vinegar on a cotton pad. This will make it sparkly clean and help to remove all the gooey residue. If there are some tough spots you're trying to get off, opt for a little nail polish remover. Be sure to clean the jar with warm soap and water afterwards!

This is the hardest part of the project just because you have to be quick about spreading the mod podge evenly all over the inside of the jar before it drys. You also want to do your best to make sure it's evenly spread. Once you've done that you can poor a bunch of glitter inside and twirl the jar around until it's covered with sparkles! At first I used this iridescent glitter but after it dried I realized you could see the streaks too much. I used silver glitter on a different jar and that turned out much better! Let the jar dry upside down for several hours.

I filled the jar a little more than half way with some beads I found at Michael's. You can use any beads that you like! They will hold your brushes up (even large ones like my "Real Techniques") and create a lovely little display!

What do you think? Let me know if you try this and tweet me a photo!