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DIY: Sparkly Makeup Brush Holder

I don’t know what it is about glitter and sparkles that really gets me going!  There’s very few things that glitter wouldn’t enhance in my book.  For a while, I had been keeping my makeup brushes in a regular mason jar, but I decided I needed a little more sparkle in my life.  And so my sparkly makeup brush holder was born!  I love it!  It was very easy to make and is super duper adorable!  I filled it with whole coffee beans to keep the brushes standing up, so it smells great also!  Here’s how it all went down…


  • Regular size mason jar
  • Krylon Glitter Blast glitter spray- I used Silver Flash but use whatever color you like best
  • whole coffee beans
  • Glossy Mod Podge*
  • sponge brush*
  • newspaper or something to put down while you paint
  • Sour Patch Extremes
  • Ribbon of your choice

*Realized after I finished the project that I forgot to photo the Mod Podge and sponge brush… oh well!

Lay down newspapers outside or in a well ventilated area and put the jar bottom side up.  Please don’t get high while making your makeup brush holder!  

Shake the glitter spray for a couple of minutes to make sure it’s mixed well.  Hold the can about a foot away from the jar and Glitter Blast it evenly.  You’ll get a better result if you start spraying it right next to the jar and then spray back and forth over the jar, just in case the first spray comes out weird or in a blob.

Once you have evenly coated the jar, let it sit for about 30 minutes to dry.  If you have dogs who want to eat or lick everything, put it in a safe place.  Once it’s dry, Mod Podge a thin layer all over the glitter spray.  This will seal the glitter and keep it from flaking off glitter everywhere.  Be sure to use the Glossy Mod Podge instead of the Matte so the glitter will stay nice and sparkly!  It will look like white glue, but don’t worry, it will dry clear.

Now you will want to wait about 20 minutes for the Mod Podge to dry.  While you are waiting, munch on your Sour Patch Extremes.  This step is not optional.

Now that it’s dry, coat it one more time with a thin layer of Mod Podge.  This will just help it to seal better.  While you wait another 20 minutes for this coat to dry, walk around your Mansion/Apartment/Shack/House (whichever one you landed on in the 6th grade playing MASH during lunch that obviously came true, ’cause I mean why wouldn’t it?) and find more stuff to Glitter Blast.

Once it is dry, open your coffee beans and pour about half a jar’s worth in.  The coffee beans have dual purpose… 1) help the brushes stand upright, 2) smell yummy.  I love the smell of coffee beans so it is kinda like lighting a candle or something.  Every time you take a brush out or put it back in, the smell will reignite!

Now you can either leave your jar the way it is, or tie a ribbon of your choice around the lid.  I used a leopard bow ponytail holder that I found at H&M.  All that’s left is to fill the jar with your makeup brushes!  Hope you love it as much as I do!  Let me know what you think and what other stuff you decide to Glitter Blast!  🙂

SIDENOTE-  My best friend Delaney had the super cute suggestion to use black glitter and tie a red and white polka dot ribbon around the lid for a Minnie Mouse theme!  Can’t wait to try that one out!

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4 thoughts on “DIY: Sparkly Makeup Brush Holder

  1. Lol I loved every bit of this post! That brush holder is just about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!!

    • Oh yay! I’m glad you liked it! You should make one.. I’m so happy with mine. Except this morning when I woke up to the smell of coffee only to remember that nobody had in fact made me a fresh pot. It was only my makeup brush holder that I left sitting on the table next to my bed! 🙂

  2. This has to be one of the best idea’s I’ve seen in a long time. I recycle candle jars for my brush holder. You bet your A – that SOB will be glitter blasted by the end of the day!!! Thank you!!!

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