While putting on my makeup yesterday, I noticed that my all around brush’s plastic protective cover (the one that came along with it when it was bought) is ready to retire! Haha [See how icky it looks on the photo?] I didn’t throw it out because I didn’t want my brush to get dirty and so it could also preserve its shape/form.
I instantly thought about the rolls of felt I have lying around, leftovers from a previous craft project. I actually didn’t think a lot about how to execute this project. It was like I was on auto pilot.
And to organize my makeup, I re-purposed a cookie jar that I haven’t used in a long time initially as only a brush holder. There was a lot more space left so I put in everything else! =P
- Different colored felt
- Different colored thread (to contrast with the felt)
What to Do?
- Trace the plastic cover onto the felt to have a precise fitting. You need two of this.
- Cut out the felt – make sure to cut inside the pencil lines.
- Place one on top of the other. Use an iron head pin or another needle to secure the felt if needed.
- Sew the sides of the cover. The starting and end points will depend on how tight you want the cover to be.
* If you do not have the original plastic covers anymore, it may require a little trial and error in the measuring part. Make a pattern on a piece of paper or cardboard until you’re happy with the shape of your cover. To serve as your guide, I would recommend at least half an inch allowance on each side based on the thickness of the brush handle. (I’m not sure if I’m making any sense! hehe) See diagram below.
Thinking about it now… I can sell these! Haha It’s so easy to do. It does not only protect your brushes from dust and deforming, but it also fancies it up! If you used a different colored felt for every brush, it’ll be easier to identify the brushes, too!