This week I made a special DIY for you. It's all about beauty accessories and decoration. I will show you how to give a new look to your makeup brushes and make your own brush holder. Also, I have a surprise ! I prepared a video tutorial to start my YouTube channel. You will be able to watch tutorials in English and in French !
I use my makeup brushes a lot. By washing them all the time they got damaged. Now the paint on the brush handle is crumbled so I thought it was time to do something to fix it. The brushes were still in good condition so I wanted to keep them. Actually I took advantage of the situation to start a new decoration project and make accessories that match my makeup pouch.
My makeup pouch is from Six (a jewel and accessory shop). I bought it two years ago and I love it. It has an animal design and pink roses on it.
Before customizing my brushes I went to Cultura (our main craft supplies store in France) and I was looking for those animal Decopatch paper sheets because I knew they had the Panthere design - the same as on my makeup pouch. Then I saw the decorative paper towels full of flowers with the same roses as on my makeup pouch !
That's how I thought I would also make a matching brush holder. I use to store my brushes in an Indian candle jar, but why not making a new decoration ?
This DIY is very easy to do and you just have to apply the "Decopatch" technique (or mod podge). Wait at least 12 to 24 hours for the varnish to dry completely. Also, you don't need a lot of
supplies for that project.
To protect my work area and let the brushes to dry I cut out two pieces of cling film. This way you're sure you won't damage the Decopatch paper while it's drying.
To start customizing your makeup brushes, cut several pieces of Decopatch paper to the size of your brushes.
Apply a first coat of varnish-glue on the brush handle. Then place a piece of Decopatch paper and apply another coat of varnish-glue. Repeat the process as often as necessary until you completely
cover the handle. I told you that it was an easy-to-do project ;-)
Put your brushes on the cling film to let them to dry for at least an overnight - it depends on the amount of varnish you used, but you don't need a lot of varnish-glue to paste the paper.
Make sure there is enough space between the brushes when you place them on the cling film.
And here's the result ! I have a new set of unique makeup brushes. And what I especially like is that they match my makeup pouch. You don't need a lot of things to customize your beauty items or home decor. The paper and varnish-glue are really affordable and good quality. You can easily wash your customized makeup brushes as the varnished paper is strong.
For the brush holder, we are going to repeat exactly the same process as for the brushes. I used a jam jar but you can use any other glass container.
The paper is thin and you can fold it easily. Press the paper a little bit to smooth it and erase the fold lines under the jar. Add another piece of paper to complete the paper
As I wanted my brush set and holder to match my makeup pouch design I cut out two roses of a decorative paper towel. Then I pasted them over each side of the jar.
Be careful when you apply varnish on the paper towels. They are thin and fragile. Don't press too much on the flat brush or you might tear them.
I advise you to let the jar to dry at least 12 hours before applying glitter on it.
I protected the jar with a piece of cling film. You want to make sure you apply glitter only on the top of the jar.
Apply some varnish-glue and pour glitter on it. The glitter I used is stored in a kind of salt-shaker which makes it easy to use. To remove the excess of glitter, simply shake the
Don't put any other coat of varnish above glitter. To complete the empty spaces you can use your fingers to apply glitter. Let the jar to dry for an overnight.
And voilà ! The next day you will get a cute makeup set and a unique homemade decoration.
Before placing the brushes I put acrylic raindrops in the jar. You can find them in main decoration stores.
I hope you enjoyed this DIY and maybe you will find inspiration for your home decoration ! Don't hesitate to send me your pictures on Twitter (@misshappyrose), I will be glad to see
See you soon,
Last month I went to my family and came back with that antique tureen that I've just renovated. I painted it and added some gold leaves. After that I choose a good place for it in the
apartment and found that it would be nice to put it on a white server. Beside to it I added some roses in a vase and a cute little pink bird (Maisons du Monde).
Nobody wanted to keep this soup tureen ! It seems to be the kind of object that everyone wants to get rid off ; I made a research on the web and found 13 485 offers on a french site
from people who want to sell soup tureens ! Even one of them was only 1 €, so if you like vintage objects and crafts, you may have fun renovating one of them plus you will get a precious object
to decorate your hall or lobby, or add a precious touch to a beautiful furniture in your living room.
I don't know how old this tureen is, but when I got it, it was painted in white and orange on the edges and the main details. The flowers were painted in different colors. I wanted to make it
more modern and precious using gold leaves and a little bit of pearl in the flowers painting.
Pébéo ceramic paint :
Gold leaves :
To renovate that decorative ceramic tureen I used a special painting for ceramics and gold leaves. First I washed the tureen with hot water and soap in order to remove dust residues then I
applied a layer of antique white paint.
The paint is an air drying product, which means that it's touch dry in 1 hour but you have to let it to dry at least 8 hours before applying another layer. I applied 3 layers to completely
cover the surface.
When you touch it as well as when you watch it, the result is fantastic. The surface is super smooth and shiny, and the colour is wonderful. I bought two pots of antique white but I only used one
(not even an entire pot, and one pot is around 4,39 €).
For the lid, it has been a little bit longer to work on the flowers and leaves. First I had to completely cover the previous colours with antique white paint. I put two layers of paint on that
One of the petals was broken so I made a new one with Premo clay. I applied the clay directly on the lid, without baking it or gluing it and I waited 2 days for the clay to become strong enough
to paint it.
Then I mixed the pearl and pink paints to cover the petals, letting just a thin white line on the edges.
For the flower above on the right, I covered the edges with a tiny line of riche gold paint and I applied it as well in the center of the flower. Then I put some gold leaves on the flower leaves. I had to apply about 3 layers of leaves to get this result (which is about 1,5 gold leaves - 14 cm x 14cm).
I hope you enjoyed reading this project and I hope this will inspire you for your own decor ! Don't hesitate to send me your pictures on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and leave a
Will be back soon with a new post !
Yes, I know summer isn't finished yet, but I'm knitting a snood for next winter ! :-) As I don't knit fast on this project, I take it as a way to do a break and relax when I
want to sit on the couch and watch TV for example.
If you want to knit a similar snood at home, then let's have a look at the instructions below :
Cast on 26 stitches on a #6 needle.
Knit to moss stitch on about 120 cm long.
Bind off the stitches.
Finally sew in ends.
Row 1 : 1 knit stitch, 1 purl stitch, 1 knit stitch, 1 purl stitch, etc
Row 2 : on this project, the first row finishs with a purl stitch so you will begin row 2 with a purl stitch (always start a row the same way you finished the previous row). Then, row 2 will be 1 purl stitch, 1 knit stitch, 1 purl stitch, 1 knit stitch, etc...
Hey all ! I'm back with a new DIY post. I've been missing a few weeks now but I worked hard on new projetcs and I will show you some pictures, including 2 vintage projects !
Today, here's a nice project for those who like to keep things organized. If you planned to go on holidays, you will enjoy using that homemade folder for your travel documents. It's also cool to keep important papers in your purse.
• scrapbooking paper (2 or 3 sheets) - I used 2 sheets of a TOGA collection called "Rendez-vous"
• a cardboard sheet (for example a cereal cardboard box)
• masking tape - I used some masking tape from HEMA
• double-sided tape
• 1 pencil
• yarn and needle
• UHU glue stick
• Cleopatra "Cléocol" glue
• satin "rattail" cord
• 1 button (I used a Dovecraft wood button)
Start cutting the folder base in the cardboard sheet. Repeat the operation with 2 scrapbooking sheets.
For this folder, I took the following dimensions :
We need 3 squares of 23,5 cm for the base (cut one square in the cardbooard sheet and 2 squares in the scrapbooking paper) ; and 6 rectangles of 5,4 cm x 4,4 cm to make 2 accordions that we will place on the sides to close the folder. We will then cut 2 rectangles in the cardboard sheet and 4 rectangles in the scrapbooking paper.
You need to fold the square base into 3 parts, using the dimensions on the picture above (left side), which are one part of de 7 cm x 23,5 cm, the second of 10,7 cm x 23,5 cm and the third one of 5,8 cm x 23,5 cm.
Apply the scrapbooking paper squares on the base to repeat the same folding. Then glue the scrapbooking paper, using the UHU stick and add some "Cleocol" glue on the edges.
Do the same to glue the paper sheets on the accordions.
Apply masking tape on the edges and the top of the accordion to protect and decorate the paper.
Close the accordion using one piece of masking tape (see picture above).
Cut a small square of paper on which you will sew the button with a light pink yarn. Then put some "Cleocol" glue beneath the paper to glue the button on the folder. If you sew the button directly on the folder, you may damage the paper.
Prepare the loop, using a piece of satin "rattail" cord (about 12 cm). Make both ends meet and use a piece of masking tape to hold them together. Before placing the loop on the folder, make sure the cord is long enough to close the folder if you put a certain number of paper sheets in it.
Then put a piece of double-sided tape around the satin loop. This will help you maintain the loop inside the folder (between the cardboard base and the scrapbooking paper - see picture on the left side). Make sure you press hard enough on the tape to make it glue.
Apply the masking tape on the edges.
Using the "Cleocol" glue, place the accordions on each side of the folder. Let it dry for at least one hour.
And voilà ! Your folder is ready to hold your documents ;-)
See you soon with a new Do It Yourself post !