Sunday, 26 February 2012

DIY pen/makeup brush pots!

Hello everyone,
I originally saw this idea on Torie's blog and I decided I had to do it myself because it is so cute! Here is what you will end up with:


They are so simple to make and they look so cute! The possibilities are endless with the size/shape/pattern and they are really fun to do! 
These are the ones which Torie made and they are so cute!
If you want to see how to make them then click here because she explained it really well! I really recommend following her if you want more ideas like this for DIY things for your bedroom/house, I have got so many great ideas and inspiration from her!
I used the same method as her to make mine, except that I put sticky back plastic onto the wallpaper before I put them onto the tins so that they would last longer.
The wallpaper that I used came from a company called Wallpaper Direct. They let you order a few free samples, there are SO many to chose from and they are perfect for making these with!
Just in case you were wondering which samples I ordered, they were:
1 Rosebud by Pip Wallpaper (pink)
Rosebud by Pip Wallpaper (blue)
3 Rosebud by Anna French (pink)
4 Rosebud by Anna French (cream)
As you can see, I still have loads of paper left to make other fun things with! If you decide to make these, use a pattern with a small design on it, so that there is less empty space, and you can see the design clearly. For example if you used one with massive flowers as the design, you wouldn't be able to see what it is!





You can use them to hold makeup brushes, pens, cotton wool, hairbands and loads of other things! As I still have paper left over I am going to make more but with different sized tins :)
Please let me know if you make these because I would love to see them!
Thankyou for reading this and have a lovely day 

37 comments:

  1. This is SO cute! I have leftover wallpaper from when I decorated my bedroom, so I can make matching ones. What a fab idea, and yours look amazing :D

    Mollie xo
    molliemuses.blogspot.com

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    1. Ahh that's such a good idea! They will look really good if they match your room! :D tweet me a photo if you do make them? :D xox

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  2. WOW!! I am definitly doing this, they are sooooo cute!!

    Thanks for sharing hun (and thanks Tori)

    Em

    x

    http://www.emsmixedbag.blogspot.com

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  3. i just ordered my free samples :-)
    thanks for the heads up! xx

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    1. that's alright Jodie! If you make them please tweet me a photo! :D xox

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  4. They look great! Such pretty patterns you used!
    Have a sweet day!

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    1. Thankyou so much Torie! I can't wait to make more things from your blog! :D xox

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  5. These are so cute! I may have to give this a go! xox

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    1. Thankyou Katie! I would love to see them if you do make them! :) xox

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  6. Thanks for sending me your link through twitter! These are actually amazing!!! Out of a tin I would never have guessed it will be using up any odds and ends of posh paper I have for sure! Great post now following xx

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    1. Thankyou Simderella! Your blog is really cute and I followed you back! :D xox

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  7. These looks really nice! I keep my brushes in paperchase pots. x

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    1. Thanks Angelica! I used to keep mine in pots but I think these make your bedroom look much more individual! :D xox

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  8. I keep my brushes in a pen holder at the minute,doesn't match the colour of my room at all ha really have to try this out,thanks for sharing! :)

    xxx

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    1. awhh thanks Emer! haha if you make them please tweet me a photo! :D xox

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  9. Oh I love this!! It's such a cute idea :) Might have to try this myself

    Lindsey X
    http://www.spiral-static.com/

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    1. Thanks Lindsey! If you make them please tweet me a photo! :D xox

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  10. This is amazing. I have to try this x

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    1. Thankyou Shannon! If you make them please tweet me a photo or something so I can see them! :D xox

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  11. What a cute idea! :) I'm definitely going to try this because I have LOADS of brushes & they need sorting out. I keep them in a drawer but I forget about them most of them time.

    Natalie x

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    1. haha thanks Natalie! I think I'd get so annoyed with my brushes in a drawer because I wouldn't be able to find them if I was in a rush! :)

      xox

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  13. What a simple yet effective thing to do! I'm definitley going to make some of these for my make up brushes!

    www.withloverachelx.blogspot.com

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  14. What a lovely idea! Definitely going to have to try this out :) xo

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  15. These are definitely a step up from the old coke glass i'm using for my make up brushes and the old milkshake bottle for pens. I'm really going to have to give this a try!

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  16. Such a great idea.. absolutely love the print of the tins!x

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  17. amazing idea! such pretty patterns too xx

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  19. These are so cute, you totally inspired me to make them and I love them so thank you! I did a little post about them over on my blog xxx
    http://blog-issa.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. Amazing idea. I'm so doing this!!!
    lots of love Aimie xxx

    www.aimievictoriassecrets.blogspot.co.uk

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