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 than 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 paintbrush? Well, it seems there are some very good ideas indeed…

 


 

Recycled Paint Brushes Turned Into Hangers

Recycled Paint Brushes Turned Into Hangers

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.

Recycled Paint Brushes Turned Into Super Heroes

Recycled Paint Brushes Turned Into Super Heroes

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!

Recycled Paint Brushes Turned Into Art

Recycled Paint Brushes Turned Into Art

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.

Recycled Paint Brushes Turned into Muppet

Recycled Paint Brushes Turned into Muppet

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!

Recycled Paint Brushes Turned into paintings

Recycled Paint Brushes Turned into paintings

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.

Recycled Paint Brushes Turned into Vase

Recycled Paint Brushes Turned into Vase

5 – Painting Vase

Not only do these upcycled paint brush vases look incredible, but they are also dead 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

With the festive season coming upon us thick and fast this recycled paintbrush 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

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!

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

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.

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