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Makeup Glitter Brush Holder DIY Tutorial ~ So Easy and Fun!

Make these easy and cute glass holders by following this DIY glitter makeup brush holder tutorial!

I have a little confession… I’m in love with glitter!!  It has been so fun making projects with glitter and these were no exception!  

I’d thought I’d share this DIY glitter makeup brush holder tutorial that anyone can do. There are endless possibilities of how you can design these cheap glass votives and they can be used for so many things.  

My daughter and I are using these to hold our makeup accessories.  Ready to get started???  Here we go!
diy glitter brush holder tutorial


Materials for DIY Glitter Makeup Brush Holder

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DIY Glitter Brush Holder Tutorial

This is similar to my post on the Halloween Glitter wine glasses.  Start by applying Mod Podge to the inside of the glass votive with a foam brush.

diy glitter glass tutorial

When it’s completely covered pour the glitter in while you rotate the votive around.  You don’t need to add a lot.  

Sprinkle it in while you rotate then stop adding glitter and keep rotating so the glitter comes all the way down to the end of the glass. Rotate until all the glue is covered by glitter.

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Dump the left over glitter back into the glitter container so you don’t waste!

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Let it dry overnight.  Then use a dry bristle brush and act like you’re painting with it.  This will loosen and take off the extra glitter that didn’t glue down so that it doesn’t gunk up your foam brush.

glitter makeup brush holder


Then you’re going to add another layer of Mod Podge right over the glitter and repeat adding the glitter and rotating the glass around to cover it all up.mod podge glitter cup

Let the second layer dry overnight again.  If you are satisfied with how it looks, continue onto adding the triple thick.  If not, add another glitter layer repeating the same steps.  I added 3 layers to both of my votives.

Once your layers are dry, add Triple Thick over the glitter just like you did with the mod podge.  This seals it all in.

triple thick glitter mug


Now you’re onto decorating!!  Like I said before, I cut all my vinyl with my Cricut Explore Air Wireless Cutting Machine.  (For an Ultimate guide of Cricut ideas click here!)

A quick tip when cutting small words out of vinyl.  My first cut looked like this – some of the letters were pretty messed up.cricut explore tip

That usually means the blade is getting dull.  Want an easy fix????  Take some foil and ball it up.  Take your blade carriage out, push the end so the blade is stuck out, and jab it in the foil a few times.  This sharpens it right up!!  Stick it back in and cut again!cricut blade dull


You’re in luck!  I have another great tip for cutting small words with vinyl – do reverse weeding!!  

Lay your transfer paper on top of the un-weeded vinyl and press down with a Cricut Tools Scraper.  Then slowly start pulling the transfer paper up.  The words will be stuck in place on your transfer paper!

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Weed the rest of the spare vinyl with your Cricut Weeder.

reverse vinyl weeding


Now you’re ready to attach the viny to your glitter makeup brush holder.  Make sure you clean off your glass with rubbing alcohol and let dry.  

Then align your vinyl, lay it down, and stick it on by rubbing your finger all over it.  If it’s warpping a lot, it’s easy to cut some slits on the side of the transfer paper so you can lay it down flat.  

For applying with the hinge method, click here to read my tutorial.  Slowly pull off the transfer paper, and you’re done!!

applying vinyl to glass applying vinyl to curved surface


Take a look at the finished products.  I put some marbles in them to make brushes stand up a bit.  You could also add sand.  

These would make a great gift for teenage girls or for bridesmaids gifts or housewarming, almost anything!!  I made 12 of these for my daughter’s 13th birthday party favors with everyone’s name on it and they loved them!

diy glitter makeup brush holder

If you are a fan of unicorns, check out my post on how I  made this cute glitter makeup brush holder here!

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What saying would you add to one??  Let me know if you make one, I’d love to see how it came out!!

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  1. Alyssa says:

    Where did you find the lashes svg?

  2. Hi Alyssa, I actually can’t remember, sorry! I might have just found it online and cleaned it up in cricut design space.

  3. Shannon says:

    Any idea where to get the lashes an
    d eyes

  4. I just Googled it! There were quite a few different ones and I cleaned them up in design space. Good luck!

  5. Paula Clough says:

    Hey y’all! Thanks so very much for sharing I love it. Just made two for my friend. Ladies I just typed pair of eyes shut with lashes clip art free in google search bar and clicked on images so many popped up just make your choice hope this helps 😉

  6. Shannon says:

    Do you always mirror the lettering when using vinyl?

  7. Hi Shannon! Only when adding to apparel or bags when it needs to be ironed on. So usually only with heat transfer vinyl.

  8. courtney says:

    THese look great! May I ask what font you used?

  9. Kenda says:

    Would you by chance sell these two?

  10. No, sorry, I don’t sell them, I just make tutorials!

  11. Letitia says:

    How long are the foam brushes that you used for this project?

  12. Hi Letitia, they are the basic 1 inch foam brushes from Walmart or any craft store!

  13. Kristi S. says:

    Hi, I love this! do you put anything inside to keep the make up brushes in place?

  14. Hi Kristi! Thanks so much for stopping by! I have put small pebbles before, but now I have so many brushes and mascara in mine that I don’t need anything at the bottom!

  15. Kristi S. says:

    OK thank you! I have already made 12 of these different colors and sayings. We do shows I think this is going to be a great seller… LOL

  16. You’re Welcome!! How fun, I’m sure they will be! Women of all ages love them!

  17. liz says:

    so what if i don’t have a circuit how else can i get words on

  18. Hi Liz, you can always order vinyl wording off etsy or sometimes even on amazon. If you have nice handwriting, you could use a Sharpie paint pen!

  19. Melanie Legler says:

    What font did you use please????

  20. Hi Melanie, for which one??

  21. marisela says:

    hello, does the triple thick leave the inside of the cup smooth or rough like mod podge?

  22. It’s pretty smooth. I actually have never tried it with just mod podge, but the triple thick is much thicker so I would think it provides better coverage!

  23. Teri says:

    How did you get the purple. Did you paint over the glitter?

  24. Hi Teri, you mean on the unicorn? That is all in the glitter. I added a little bit of multi-colored glitter to the white glitter to give it a little extra color!

  25. Michey says:

    Very lovely

  26. Jodie says:

    Love them and will be making them at our next Craft day with the girls.

  27. Rena says:

    Would like to make this for granddaughter. How tall are the containers?

  28. They are from Dollar Tree, about 4-5 inches tall. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to