How to Make a Paint Brush Wreath

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Sometimes it just happens, despite my best intentions, a paint brush dries to a crisp. There are ways to clean a brush, and some tricks to get out dried paint - but there are times it's just no use. If you paint a lot you may have a whole collection of these brushes (is it just me??!). So one day I decided to make something with these brushes - why not turn them into something beautiful.
That's how the paint brush wreath was born.
Time: 1 HoursCost: $10Difficulty: Easy
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This would be a cute wreath or wall art for a store or workshop... So I hope you never look at a crusty old paint brush the same again - re-imagine it into a beautiful up-cycled paint brush wreath!
  • how to make a paint brush wreath
First things first, paint your round piece of wood in a dark color.  This will show through a bit, so just paint it to hide it.

While the paint is drying, use a small drill bit and drill to drill through the end of each paint brush handle making a small pilot hole.  This will prevent the handle from cracking when you screw it to the piece of wood. 
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Lay out your brushes on the circle of wood - adjust until you like the layout. I try to make the brushes across from each other nice and straight.  
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Once you are happy with how it looks, screw the brushes to the round board with dry wall screws.  

My blog post has a video of this process - just click on the link at the end of this project post. Plus you'll see the paint color I used and you'll also learn what hardware I used on the back to hang it!
  • how to make a paint brush wreath
A friend was selling some pieces of slate, so I cut one in a circle with my jigsaw and had a local print shop print a Bible verse on the slate.  If you don't have access to such things you could add a small chalk board, or another piece of wood to the top of the brushes.  


  • how to make a paint brush wreath
I love what a good reminder this verse is, "Aspire to live quietly... and work with your hands" 1 Thes 4:11. This is such a good reminder to use our creativity for good - to inspire and encourage others.  All while using our bodies to work as hard as we can.  

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