Pretty Paintbrush Holders

Since picking up a paintbrush last year and learning to paint and draw, I have acquired a nice selection of brushes.  Some are great, and some not.  I have a few favourites that I like to use.  Because I have brushes for different things  – like brushes just for watercolours and some just for acrylics, I like to keep them separate.  I also like to keep brushes together that I use often.

In my attempts at re-purposing items I have been storing my brushes in jars.

I think one of those is a Branston Pickle jar!  Oh, and my daughter gave me the mug that says ‘MUM’!  The mug contains brushes that I haven’t used yet or don’t use often.  Unfortunately, the mug is a bit short for all of those brushes as it keeps tipping over and the jars are too narrow in the neck to hold much.

I was thinking that I needed something to store my brushes in that were a bit taller, wider, and prettier.  This is what I found …

I think they are vases.  I really love them as they are pretty and they hold my brushes!  I get to have my mug back to drink out of and I can use these glasses for a vase as a table setting as they are not too tall! 🙂  They also cost less than £2 each from the charity shop!  How cool is that!