I came across this project on cremedelacraft.com and I had to try it out for myself. I thought it was a great way to organize all my makeup brushes because they normally find their way to the bottom of my handbag where they eventually stick to a piece of gum.
This project is very easy and took me about 20-30 minutes to finish. I got all my supplies at Michaels, except for the sushi mat which I ordered on Amazon. All in all, I spent around $6 on this project.
Enjoy making this super handy makeup holder!
Step 1: What You'll Need
1 sushi mat
1 elastic fabric band (I used less than a yard)
1 glue gun
1 pair of scissors
1 foot of string or yarn
Step 2: Placing Your Brushes and Weaving the Elastic Band
Start threading the elastic band between the bamboo slits. I started from four slits in. I placed my brushes down on the mat, and according to their size, allowed for either one or two slits for the brush to be. I weaved the elastic band underneath for three slits, then came back through the slits and repeated the process. Based on the size of makeup brushes you have, you'll want to adjust the amount of elastic band used..
Step 3: Using Your Hot Glue Gun
Once you've weaved all your brushes in, cut the ends of the elastic band so that there is about an inch remaining on the ends.
Taking your hot glue gun, put glue on the elastic and fold over to attach it to the bamboo. Repeat on the other side.
Step 4: Attaching Your Button
Now, thread your yarn or string through the end bamboo slit and string your button or bead. I knotted mine about five times. Trim excess yarn or string.
Step 5: Finishing Your Makeup Holder
I tried a few different ways to do this, but the best was to just string the yarn through one slit on the opposite side from the button. Tie a knot that leaves a gap that will allow for a closing of the makeup holder. A good rule of thumb was to put a pencil through the hole, then tie a knot around that. For me, that was plenty of room for it to go around the button, but it all depends in what type of button you pick.
Step 6: Voila!
And there you have it...your very handy dandy sushi mat makeup holder!