Not only do these DIY watercolor makeup brush jars look insanely cute sitting atop your counter, they’re also incredibly useful. And isn’t that the best combination ever when you’re chatting DIY? Throw in the fact that storing your brushes like so has proven to extend the shelf life of those expensive little tools and this is one project that pretty much sells itself!

MaterialsSpray paint in coral, mint, sky blue, and white
Medium glass cylinder vase
Small glass cylinder vase
Plastic pellets
Makeup brushes
Masking tape
Scrap paper

instructions step-1Tape a piece of scrap paper around the entire outside of the vases to protect it from excess paint. Tape a ring of masking tape around the inside of the vases at different heights and angles. Leave the bottom of the ring open and cover the vase interior above the tape ring in tape. step-2Spray paint the inside of the vase in 1-2 light coats of the first color. Let dry for 30 minutes, then remove the tape on the interior. Tape another ring at a different height inside the vase and cover the vase interior above the tape ring in tape. step-3Spray paint the inside of the vase in 1-2 light coats of a second color. The paint may bleed into the previous color slightly, giving a soft watercolor effect. Let dry for 30 minutes, then remove the tape on the interior. step-4Spray paint 1-2 light coats of a third color. Let the paint dry for 2 hours, then remove any tape remaining on the vase. Fill the vase with plastic pellets and pop in your makeup brushes for easy storage!

Photography: Ruth Eileen 

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