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DIY Makeup Brush Holder

DIY Makeup Brush Holder | Twinspiration

As our addiction to makeup has worsened our makeup brush collection has grown (and grown, and then grown some more). As most of you know our allegiance to Morphe Brushes runs deep, as does our love for trying new brushes. We were in Michigan recently where we stopped at the store and lo and behold they had the new(ish) Wet N Wild brushes that we couldn’t find ANYWHERE on the West Coast. So of course we had to pick those up! Anyways, you see where this is going. Makeup brushes and tools can make or break your final makeup look, so we like to do our research and invest in good products.

DIY Makeup Brush Holder | Twinspiration

Since we own so many brushes we have had to find ways to organize them. Last year we found some $2 faux marble toothbrush holders from H&M that we use for our everyday makeup brushes. Then I also purchased the Nate Berkus Desktop Organizer to sort out the rest of my brushes, but we’ve both recently outgrown our makeup brush storage so we thought it would be a great time to think of a DIY. We wanted to create something that was stylish, functional, and easy to make. This brush holder is all of those things and more! And it gave us the opportunity to try out the rose gold spray paint we’ve been dying to try!

DIY Makeup Brush Holder | Twinspiration



  1. Make sure your straw dispenser is clean and dust free. Take out the inner portion and set the clear portion aside.
  2. Prime your dispenser. We used two coats of primer, with 20 minutes of drying time in between coats
  3. Spray paint your dispenser. Once again we used two coats and allowed 20 minutes of drying time between coats.
  4. Let dry overnight
  5. Cut out this file on your Cameo machine and adhere it to the clear portion of your dispenser. If you don’t have a cameo you can certainly print this out on regular paper and then trace it onto your vinyl.
  6. Add your makeup brushes and you’re done!

We really love how this makeup brush holder turned out, and it holds more brushes than we initially thought which makes it a great space saver!

How do you organize your makeup brushes?

xo, Britta

DIY Makeup Brush Holder | Twinspiration

DIY Makeup Brush Holder | Twinspiration

DIY Makeup Brush Holder | Twinspiration

  • Danielle
    07/20/2016 at 6:13 pm

    OMG this is BRILLIANT. I keep mine in a decorative holder with glass beads, but I get frustrated with how quickly dust settles on the bristles. To combat it, I would put a kleenex on them, but it makes it look ugly 🙁 Thank you for this clever tutorial! I also love how the brushes fan out, ready to be used when you pull it open.

    • Carli Garsow
      07/21/2016 at 10:20 am

      Yay so glad we could help! This option definitely keeps the dust off the brushes!

  • Kelsey Carol
    07/25/2016 at 7:41 am

    This is so cute! I was just talking to my sister in law about how I need to find some really cute brush storage1

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  • Pewdiepie
    06/01/2021 at 11:41 pm

    I am glad it was an enjoyable experience for you. I think that you should definitely do it again sometime and
    hopefully I will be able to make it to that one.
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