Legions of people have been covering everything that’s not nailed down with sisal for years already. So I’m late to this bandwagon. As per usual.

This project came about because I needed somewhere to store makeup brushes, and was too cheap to buy something. Again, as per usual.

For this project, You Shall Need the Following:

The coffee is not necessary but it don’t hurt. Other than the Fuel of the Gods, you’ll need a container of some variety (I used a small coffee can, but anything will work – an old vase, a plastic container, etc.) a hot glue gun with extra glue sticks, and some sisal. Sisal can be found in craft stores, home improvement stores, or in the home and auto section of big box stores.

To begin, put a 3-4 inch bead of hot glue around the bottom of the coffee can and immediately press the rope into it. Working in short 3-4 inch sections prevents the the glue from drying out too fast.  

And that’s pretty much it. Work your way all around the can.

I didn’t like how the inner lip of the can was still visible, so I covered that with rope as well.

Ta-da! This was not as anal-retentive as a I thought it would be; it only took about 15 minutes from start to finish. 

I used less than half of the coil of rope and 3 glue sticks, so this project cost a little over $2.00. Not bad!

Obviously, this method will work on pretty much anything. Cover an old vase with sisal and stick it on a shelf, cover large coffee cans and use them for bathroom storage, the list goes on.

See you in a few days for Photo Friday!

3 thoughts on “DIY Sisal Makeup Brush Holder”

  1. This is a great idea. But, what happens to me when I start a project like this is that I start looking at everything in my house, thinking, I could make THAT cuter. Next thing you know my tv is covered in sisal, the dogs bowls are covered in sisal, and my toothbrush holder…you get it. 🙂 This would also be great for a flower vase as a gift. 🙂

  2. If necessity is the mother of invention, I'm glad you were listening to her. Cute idea. As for the cup of coffee, I'd have to drink it before starting the project and remove the cup. Otherwise, I would be certain to knock it over and create a mess.

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