Thursday, April 26, 2018

DIY Wine Bottle Makeup Brush Holders

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DIY wine bottle makeup brush holder pin

Do you ever wonder how we ladies accumulate so much makeup? I had to upgrade the organizer I keep my makeup in earlier this year, and now I'm out of space for my brushes! Luckily I have a pretty simple solution for that, and this is a project that can be completed in an afternoon (after you finish a bottle of wine of course!)


Here's what you'll need:
Clean, empty wine bottle
A big pot of almost boiling water and an empty sink
Waterproof sandpaper 
Gold acrylic paint (I used this one)
A small paint brush

The first thing to do is plug the kitchen sink and fill it with hot water. Then add 1 tbsp dish soap, 2 cups of white vinegar, and 1/2 cup of baking powder to the water. It will get a bit fizzy. Make sure to fill the wine bottle with water so that it stays submerged and let it soak for a few minutes in the sink


You can see here that the corner started to lift while the bottle was soaking 

DIY wine bottle makeup brush holder - removing the label

Peel off your label  (it should come off pretty easily) and use Goo Gone  to remove any remaining bits of label and sticky residue


DIY wine bottle makeup brush holder - removing glue residue with goo gone

Meanwhile, put a large pot of water on the stove and let it boil

DIY wine bottle makeup brush holder - boiling water

While the water is boiling, line up the Kinkajou bottle cutter where you want to make the cut (I use a small level as well to make sure it's sitting evenly)

DIY wine bottle makeup brush holder - kinkajou bottle cutter

DIY wine bottle makeup brush holder - kinkajou bottle cutter

Once the bottle is scored it will look like this:

DIY wine bottle makeup brush holder - score line on the bottle

Line up the rubber separation ties

DIY wine bottle makeup brush holder - separation ties

I use a smaller pot to pour hot water over the scored line, then alternate back and forth between hot and cold water. 
(tip: the hotter the water, the faster it will break. I normally get the water to the point of just barely boiling and turn off the stove)

DIY wine bottle makeup brush holder - hot water

DIY wine bottle makeup brush holder - cold water



The next step is sanding! Make sure you're sanding with waterproof sandpaper and with running water and wet glass. This keeps glass shards from flying everywhere!


How much you sand depends on what the glass is intended for. I used 80 grit on this particular project to get rid of the sharp edges. If you're going to drink out of them, you'll want to work your way up to a finer grit sandpaper

DIY wine bottle makeup brush holder - sanding the bottle edges

After sanding I washed the cut bottle one last time then wiped it down using rubbing alcohol to be sure there were no oils from my fingers prior to spraying. The paint I used is supposed to have a marbling effect but it goes on a little thicker than I thought it would. I'm very happy with how it came out though!

DIY wine bottle makeup brush holder - spray painting the bottle

DIY wine bottle makeup brush holder - spray painting the bottle

Next was to paint the rim with gold paint. I used 2 coats for it to be completely opaque


After the paint was dry I filled the glass with decorative half marbles I found at Michael's in different shades of pink and clear. The ones I got don't seem to be available any more but you can use whatever type of filler that will match your room. I'll link some options below!

DIY wine bottle makeup brush holder

DIY wine bottle makeup brush holder

Here's some decorative filler options that I found on Amazon:



I'm excited to have a spot for my brushes! How do you store yours?

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1 comment:

  1. Very pretty - and a great way to recycle those wine bottles!

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