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
10 – Stiff and Hanging!
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.
9 – Super Stiff!
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!
8 – The Stiff Old Ladies
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.
7 – Paint By Muppets
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!
6 – Painting, painting brushes!
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.
5 – Painting Vase
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!
4 – Paint Wreath
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.
3 – Stiff Handles
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!
2 – Look at the time, it is paint-o-clock!
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.
1 – The Hanger
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.