Do you hate to clean paintbrushes?
My hand is raised!
It’s not so much that I don’t like to clean them. It’s usually that I get so excited and busy with my project that stopping to clean my brush is not real high on my thingsIwanttodoatthatmoment!
I have a few good paintbrushes that I do clean and take care of properly. Tip: I wash my brushes with hair shampoo and conditioner.
But most of the time I find a dollar store paintbrush works just fine. When it’s time to clean up I pry my dried up paintbrush off the drop cloth. Raise your hand if you’ve ever done that! I see some hands going up.
So, I decided it was time to do something with my “dead” paintbrushes. I laid them in a star shape. To get a basic 5 point star just imagine 5 lines laid out like above.
were handle to dried brushes. The hole in the handle makes a perfect way to hang the star.
The dried paintbrush star in hanging in my craft room for the holidays. There is old springs from a bench with bulbs to form a Christmas tree and a clothespin star, plus a measuring tape star. You can see more bits of whimsy in our 12 days of Christmas Home Tour.
I have an idea to hang my dried “dead” paintbrushes along the top of a window in my little workshop…
but first I have to put in a window!
Wonder if I can make a heart for Valentines Day?
Did I inspire you to stop cleaning your paintbrushes and make something?
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