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Recycled Paintbrush Holder

Recycled Craft
          Hi friends, most of you know I have a crafty little daughter....and yes we have quite a few paints and brushes at home! But I am ashamed to confess that over the years I have had to throw away quite a few good quality paintbrushes as we didn't  take care of our paintbrushes properly being lazy to clean them well and store them properly[ makes me feel so bad!].
Recycling Craft
          I have read that Paint brushes are best dried upright and there are pricey paint brush holders for the very purpose! In South India humidity can become an issue and I often keep moisture absorbers in my cupboards to prevent fungus formation. The moisture absorber had a compartmentalized lid and the crafter in me was so excited to spot that  it was ideal to upcycle into a paint-brush holder.
Golden Heat Embossed Heart
         If you want to alter an oddly shaped container quickly use foam rather than paper as it is sturdier and easier to curve and stick without  wrinkling!I used the same designer foam I used in my 3 D stamped Flower Altered Box project to line the plastic container.
         I used a Spellbinders  lacy heart die cut as a base for my floral arrangement. The little  fan you can see was handmade at home using resin.The gorgeous white clay butterfly is a rather special to me as its a gift from my friend Pamelia.
Fabric Rose
       The fabric rose is from a broken hair clip [ it was a discolored white and I livened it up with distress inks!]. The pearl spray was handmade and I fashioned it to form a heart shaped frame around the rose!
Heat Embossed Heart
          The purplish pink heart was made by heat embossing a  Winnie and Walter stamp in gold and water coloring with Distress Inks . I cut parts of the golden arrow from a Cheery Lynn  heart die cut and added it behind my pink heart!
Recycling Craft
The gold - green leaves are Winnie and Walter Stamps embossed in gold and water-colored with brush pens !
Matching Stationery Set
And here is my paint brush holder with the matching box and forming a lovely set in my craft room!

Supplies : Dies :   Cheery Lynn Heart and Arrow  , Marianne Designs Anja Leaf 3 , Spellbinders Lace Heart
Stamps : Heart from Winnie and Walter True  clear stamp set, Leaves from Winnie and Walter In Bloom Elsa's Flora Clear Stamp Set

55 comments:

  1. This is so pretty, Dr. Sonia! What an awesome recycle project!

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  2. Pretty. Like the compartments that the recycled/upcycled piece has perfect for storing the paint brushes in. There is a challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Recycle/Upcycle that you can enter this in. Have a BEE-utiful day!
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    1. Thank you so much Melissa for letting me know!

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  3. Woow.. this is just awesome...love each and every detail...

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  4. How very pretty this is Sonia, the pinks and purples compliment each other so well and it's an extremely useful creation as well.

    Great to see you over at the Playground this well (helping out in the treehouse for the week).

    B x

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  5. This is so pretty & I love how effortlessly you can use foam in your crafting!

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    1. Tanvi I just cant get enough of foam!!Love it as a crafting media

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  6. This is a brilliant piece of recycling.

    Thanks for sharing with the Snippets Playground. xxx

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  7. You are so clever in your recycling and always with beautiful results.

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  8. I absoluetly love all of the beautiful embellishments!
    Simply beautiful!
    Have a blessed day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting With Creative M

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  9. Beautiful paint brush holder and matching box, Sonia! Such lovely garden colors to inspire while painting! hugs, de

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  10. Beautiful upclycled projects! Love the use of the foam! So many pretty embellishments!

    Glenda's Cards

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  11. I love your beautiful paint brush holder and matching box!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  12. Soo Pretty! I love the colours, your projects are so lively & vibrant with wonderful colour combos & lovely handmade elements. It makes me smile every time :)

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  13. Gorgeous and such creativity that went into the details. I need to try this!!! Always a join to see your work!

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  14. Wow what super up-cycling and a great tip with the funky foam. Beautiful results as always. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
    Julie x

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  15. Such a great project! It is perfect with the slots on top! Perfect for brushes! Carri~Abusybee
    Skittles!

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  16. very beautiful as usual Sonia !! only you could have spotted the potential in that absorbia container !! Fab idea !!

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  17. Oh my gosh, this is absolutely stunning!! I love, love how you decorated it!! It's the perfect storage for your paintbrushes!! Amazing recycle my friend!! Everything you create is gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  18. Beautiful project! Thanks so much for participating in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week and good luck.

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  19. Beautiful project!!! Love all your details and flowers! Thanks for joining us this week with Cheery Lynn Designs.

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  20. Beautiful work Sonia!! Love how you've decorated it!! The flowers, sprays and embellishments are gorgeous!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  21. This is so very pretty. You're brushes are being stored in style now. I can't tell you how many times I find paint brushes on my craft table that I forgot to clean the paint out of.

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  22. WOW now that is sure one beautiful paint brush holder. I bet your craft room is gorgeous with all the beautiful things you have created.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  23. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh this is gorgeous! I love love love love it!!!!!!!!!!!

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  24. I loved the colour Purple and pink .. The Heart die was to die for :) Its gorgeous Sonia !!

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  25. Excellent work. Pretty box

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  26. Its a stunning beauty!! love the way you have created it with soo much creativity!!
    cheers

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  27. Wow, todella kaunis ♥

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  28. Wow..it is so beautiful...

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  29. Super lovely creation. You are one amazing crafter and lady.xx {aNNie}

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  30. Wow!! This is amazing, realy a great idea and the final result is perfect!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

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  31. Hi Sonia, WOW, yet another wonderful creation of yours!! This is just beautiful and what a wonderful way to recycle. From rubbish to now a stunning peace of useful art. x

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  32. You have created a beautiful paintbrush holder, love the pretty feminine florals.
    Lorraine

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  33. You can alter things so beautifully! I wish it was that easy for me! :)
    Suchi xx

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    1. Hi again Sonia! Beautifully altered holder! Thank you so much for playing with us at Lulupu! Hope you will join us again! :)
      Suchi - Lulupu DT xx

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  34. Your Paintbrush Holder is gorgeous! Who wouldn't want to put their paint brushes into it! I am sure your daughter adores it!

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  35. What a fabulous "reuse"! This container is beautiful. Very creative.

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  36. Gorgeous project Sonia..Loz

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  37. What a brilliant idea! TFS Dr Sonia xx

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  38. I think it is so important to have pretty storage solutions in our craft spaces. This fits the bill perfectly, as does your lovely box. What a perfect place for storing your paint brushes. I recently picked up a pretty planter pot where I am storing my brushes. Somehow it just makes me feel more like painting. :)

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  39. Great job! The design is so romantic and girly. Love the purple in all its shades. I really need such a holder for my supplies. Thanks for sharing it in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

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  40. Wow...those absorbtion crystal containers are perfect for this project. This made up into a pretty brush holder!

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  41. Wow, this is awesome :) such an innovative idea :)

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  42. Wow, this is perfect, pretty useful & looks awesome :)

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  43. You are a powerhouse of talent , Sonia. You make upcycling seem so easy, but I know it is not easy ( atleast for me )... Beautifully done. Loved the details..especially those calla lilies.
    Thanks for joining us at Lulupu. So glad to have you there. :).

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  44. Beautiful..Elegant & Superbly Detailed !!

    Thanks for joining us @ Peek-a-boo Design Challenge # 3!!
    DT Vijaylaxmi :)

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  45. Love your take on this challenge ,Thanks for joining us @ Peek-a-boo Design Challenge # 3!!
    DT Sharada Dilip

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  46. Gorgeous art Dr.Sonia!!

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  47. Beautiful again! Thanks so much for playing along yet again with my Gold and Watercolor Challenge at Winnie and Walter!!! :-)

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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