Dried Paintbrush Star
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.
I then fired up the hot glue gun and glue the brushes end to end. Some were dried brushes to dried brushes and some….
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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My husband is constantly on my case because I just can not get brushes as clean as he does. Now I can tell him there is a method to my madness. I am just getting materials ready for a project, honey!
May, that’s hilarious! For the most part it does seem men do a better job of cleaning paintbrushes. Happy holidays ~Jeanette
Your star idea is wonderful, Jeanette! Yep, I raise my hand. Often enough I forget to clean my paint brushes and end up with dried ones that can’t get cleaned anymore. I collect them to create something one day too.
Julia, I glad I wasn’t the only one raising my hand. Let me know what you create with your dried paintbrushes. Merry Christmas! ~Jeanette