Friday, October 21, 2016

DIY Harry Potter Makeup Brushes

I am Harry Potter obsessed. If I could redo my house in a combination of Doctor Who and Hogwarts I would be a happy girl. When I saw the Harry Potter makeup brushes floating around the internet, I fell in love. Before jumping to buy new brushes, I wanted to try making them myself and they were so fun. 

If you have made your own homemade wand before, these are really similar in style. The longer and skinnier the brush is the more wand like it will be, although I couldn't resist making wands out of all the styles! 


You will need:

  • Makeup Brushes (Elf ones are $1 a piece) 
  • Hot Glue
  • Metallic Silver Spray Paint 
  • Metallic Aged Copper Spray Paint
  • Masking Tape 
  • Parchment Paper
  • Plastic wrap or a plastic bag



Wrap the top of your brush in plastic wrap or a place a plastic bag over top of the brush part. Use masking tape to secure it and protect any parts of the brush you don't want covered in paint.


Use hot glue to make designs on the handles of the brush. I found that the ones that look the most like wants are the ones that have stripes instead of squiggles.


One the hot glue is dry, spray the brushes with metallic paint. The Aged Copper paint has more of a wand feel but the chrome ones are gorgeous and fun too!


Peel the masking tape off and then cast a spell before you do your makeup!


Do you have a Harry Potter fan in your life that would love these?


Elf Makeup Brushes
Aged Copper Spray Paint
Chrome Spray Paint

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19 comments:

OurFamilyWorld said...

What a cute idea. You are so creative. I love Harry Potter, but I never would have thought of doing this to my makeup brushes. I would love to try this.

ORANA velarde said...

What a great gift idea! My daughter for example would get such a kick out of this. Looks easy enough to make too.

Roxanne Ferber said...

That is amazing! It's almost too easy to not make these! Can't wait to share!

Jena Proctor said...

What an awesome DIY! This would be a great gift for any HP fan!

Karen Morse said...

Ahhh - the glue gun is the trick to that fab effect! These are so clever and really look amazing for a Harry Potter theme!

Adaleta said...

This is probably the coolest DIY craft I've seen, because I'm a big beauty fanatic but I also really love Harry Potter. I used to stand in line at midnight for the BOOKS! These brushes are amazing! xx Adaleta Avdic

Kimberly Stroh said...

I just saw a company sell these for so much! I love the idea of DIY and making them. Great gift for Tweens.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

These are amazing! I did see the company that were selling them, but I couldn't spend that much (not at the moment at least and I need to use makeup more often haha). I LOVE that you did these yourself though. They turned out really well. Any chance you'd sell them? I could definitely see myself buying some for a smaller price!! And they'd make AWESOME gifts.

Oh, I'm doing a whole Harry Potter month right now if you want to stop by and check out the posts/giveaways.

-Lauren
www.shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com

Rose Sahetapy said...

The make up brushes look chic, love it! I'm surprised how simple and easy to create the look of these brushes. Very creative!

Terri Steffes said...

What a hoot! They look so authentic! Very clever idea, and I love how easy you made it seem.

Collectively Bee said...

This is such a cute idea. I love Harry Potter!

Dawn Lopez said...

These would be a great gift for my nieces. They love makeup and LOVE Harry Potter too. I'll have to make some of these for Christmas.

Teresa | Simply Made Fun said...

These are SO cool! I love that you DIY'd them, they look awesome. Who wouldn't want to put on make-up using a little bit of magic each day?

Nicole Escat said...

What a cute make up brushes. I love to have this

Brittany Muddamalle said...

These are the best! I can just about guarantee that if I make these my kids will steal them every day! They're so simple to make too!

Dawn McAlexander said...

That has to be the most unique set of makeup brushes that I have ever seen. It is perfect for any Harry Potter fan.

Angela Campos said...

This is such a great idea! My kids love Harry Potter and my daughter will have so much fun making these...Pinned!

Taylor Mobley said...

Ok those are so easy to make and look absolutely amazing??? I know what I am doing this weekend -- craft store here I come! Thanks for sharing this awesome DIY!

Heather said...

I love Harry Potter too! I was actually trying to figure out if the makeup brushes I have been seeing were real or not! These look so fun to make!

 
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