Repurpose and recycle your makeup brushes

Makeup brushes can be easy to clean and dry; but at some point they can no longer be used for their original purpose. Throwing out old dirty makeup brushes can feel like a waste, especially when the makeup brushes are made of gold. Repurposing and recycling makeup brushes is a wonderful alternative.

Makeup brushes to paint brushes

Makeup brushes can be used as paint brushes (via thepostmansknock.com)

I have an unnecessary amount of makeup brushes and an unnecessary amount of containers for them. I’ve recently recycled my old makeup brushes to become paint brushes. They’re not great, but good enough for my amateur water color swatches.

Watercolor Clock

Use your fan brush to paint this clock (tutorial via makerssociety.com.au)

What do you do with your old and worn makeup brushes?