Top 10 Things to Make With old Paint Brushes



If there is one thing I often forget to do it is clean off the paint brushes. While I am no DIY expert I have been known to try to have a go at the very least. But more often that not I forget about the paint brushes I use and the go all stiff and unusable. So what can I do with an old stiff paint brush? Well, it seems there are some very good ideas indeed…

 


Top 10 Things to Make With old Paint Brushes


 

Recycled Paint Brushes Turned Into Hangers
Recycled Paint Brushes Turned Into Hangers

10 – Stiff and Hanging!
dominicwilcox.com/portfolio/brush-hooks/

This amazing idea was first seen in my post “Top 10 Amazing Coat Hangers” and is still a great idea today. Nothing more required than a varnishing bush left out all night to go hard.

Recycled Paint Brushes Turned Into Super Heroes
Recycled Paint Brushes Turned Into Super Heroes

9 – Super Stiff!
www.recyclart.org/2012/07/superheroes/

What better thing to turn all those old paint brushes into than a Super Hero! With just some simple paintwork and a touch of cloth you to can be pretending to save the World!

Recycled Paint Brushes Turned Into Art
Recycled Paint Brushes Turned Into Art

8 – The Stiff Old Ladies
beachbungalow8.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/these.html

This is the incredible work of artist, Rebecca Szeto who makes some rather amazing carvings and art from all her old paint brushes. Done in a 17th-century portraiture style they are well beyond anything I could make myself, but well worth seeing.

Recycled Paint Brushes Turned into Muppet
Recycled Paint Brushes Turned into Muppet

7 – Paint By Muppets
spoonful.com/crafts/beaker-muppet-paintbrush-puppet

Everyone loves Beaker from the muppets! And so this idea for me was a real winner. Not just for the creative design, but also for the step by step making guide in the link!

Recycled Paint Brushes Turned into paintings
Recycled Paint Brushes Turned into paintings

6 – Painting, painting brushes!
www.etsy.com/uk/search?q=White%20house%2C%20Red%20House%2C%20Countryside%2C%20Recycled%20Paintbrush&ship_to=GB

With the spin of doing a painting on a painting bush, this recycling idea Artskrap over on ETSY is not only a great idea, not only a great piece of art that you can own, not only beautiful but also fantastic recycling as well.

Recycled Paint Brushes Turned into Vase
Recycled Paint Brushes Turned into Vase

5 – Painting Vase
cfabbridesigns.com/gardening-and-floral/a-rubberband-girl-me/#.UjB_p8bIWok

Not only do these upcycled paint brush vases look incredible, but they are also deadly simple to make!  What I love about these sorts of simple ideas is the creativity people use when coming up with the idea in the first place!

Recycled Paint Brushes Turned into wreath
Recycled Paint Brushes Turned into wreath

4 – Paint Wreath
plus.google.com/110111934969713461812/posts/Kybgn3LRQqc

With the festive season coming upon us thick and fast this recycled paint brush wreath might not be such a bad at the idea at all! It looks great and is fairly simple to make as well.

Recycled Paint Brushes Turned into door Handles
Recycled Paint Brushes Turned into door Handles

3 – Stiff Handles
www.prettyhandygirl.com/2012/06/old-paintbrush-cabinet-door-handles.html

Why not spruce up your old kitchen draws or cupboards with this cool idea! Making great use of the original paint bush handles this idea isn’t just good, it is born of pure genius!

Recycled Paint Brushes Turned Into clock
Recycled Paint Brushes Turned Into clock

2 – Look at the time, it is paint-o-clock!
www.flickr.com/photos/playalistic/8979756853/

While I am sure these are new paint brushes the idea still stands. This amazing DIY clock has it all going on. Creativity, colour and dare I say it; a touch of designer class as well.

Recycled Paint Brushes Turned Into Chandelier
Recycled Paint Brushes Turned Into Chandelier

1 – The Hanger
www.marieclaireidees.com/,un-lustre-compose-de-pinceaux-de-peinture,2610153,126992.asp

When it comes to recycling design ideas Chez Marie Claire is most probably the Worlds best and this impressive paint brush chandelier shows exactly why. Simply amazing.

23 thoughts on “Top 10 Things to Make With old Paint Brushes”

  1. Indeed it was, very creative. (as they all are) but I might have to have a go at making the vase, after all how hard can it be?!?

  2. From the moment I saw that image his little “meep, meeeeep” sounds filled my head. I can’t wait to see the new muppets movie.

  3. If we had the skills it would be good to make any of them. Maybe the vase is worth a go! (if I ever used a paintbrush that I didn’t throw away)

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