The other day, one of the kids was wanting to paint his lego man's visor with silver paint. The paint was easy to find, but I was unable to find those disposable brushes. I looked at my rather messy workbench and saw everything I needed to make a brush quick and easy!
Step 1: What You Need.
- some solid core wire (one of my most favorite things!)
- an old shoelace
- some tape
- wire cutters
- scissors and/or utility knife
Step 2: Cut the Wire
The longer 6 inch wire gives you more material so you can put a hook or loop on the end of the brush handle.
This can be very convenient.
Step 3: Cut the shoelaces.
After cutting the segments, I sliced one end of the given piece.
This made the shoelace look a bit like a comb.
Notice, you'll need to remove the excess cross fibers such that you have only fibers running long ways.
Step 4: Bend the Wire (handle)
The open end curve looks like a cane. This can be nice if you want to hang your brush off something like a can/bucket.
The closed end curve works great for hanging on nails or hooks.
The straight variety can be used in the traditional ways.
Step 5: Tape the Shoelaces to the Handles
I found it best to:
- Wrap the piece of tape around the end of the wire.
- Lay the lace on the tape.
- Wrap the lace and tape around the wire until the tape was fully wrapped.