Make a DIY makeup brush holder that fits your brushes exactly – this project is easy and budget friendly. Use a piece of scrap wood to make it free!
Hi again! I’m Jennifer of Brave New Home. I blog about home design, decorating and create lots of fun DIY projects in the process. Today I’m sharing how to make a wooden DIY makeup brush holder.
It’s a simple idea but what’s so great about it, as with all DIY projects, is that you can customize it however you want. I chose just the makeup brushes that I use on a daily basis which includes a kabuki brush which I never see makeup brush holders for.
DIY Makeup Brush Holder
For this project, you need:
- a chunk of wood
- drill with drill bits
- your makeup brushes
I started by laying out my brushes to get a sense of how I wanted them positioned.
I traced them directly on the wood to give me a better sense of which drill bit size I needed.
Then I went to town! I always suggest starting in the middle and working your way out on projects like these. You get a better sense of how close or how far apart your holes are a lot faster and can adjust your spacing as needed.
After I had all my holes drilled, I gave the whole block of wood a good sanding.
You can play with the height of the brushes, too by varying how deep of a hole you drill.
I love the black and wood combo.
If you have a wood burner, you could definitely etch a fun pattern into your wood for a more ornate look.
If you drill the wrong size hole, considering stuffing in a bit of crumpled aluminum foil to get your brush to stand upright without leaning.
This piece could work in a more modern bathroom, like mine, or you can ding up your wood a bit more for a rustic and worn look.
This DIY makeup brush holder would make a fun gift to include with some specialty makeup. With a price tag this cheap, the possibilities are endless!