Thursday, 27 June 2013

A Brush with Bling





It's a fact, we ladies are born with a love a bling, from glitter to fake jewels to rocking engagement rings, we all want a little sparkle in our life. Elizabeth is no exception.

We have a little issue with things going missing in our house, and Elizabeth's brush was one of those items. The boys borrow and never return anything, so I said I would get her a brush that they wouldn't want to be seen in public with. She looked a little skeptical but, god bless her, she said ok.

I looked at personalized ones and really $10 for a name on a brush...I don't think so. So I bought a $2 brush and was going to vinyl her name on it, then I thought the boys could peel that so I decided to bling it baby!!


Here's How

1. Gather Supplies:

  • A brush with a flat back
  • Flat back gems
  • Bead Glue
  • Cabochon 
  • A Crayon
2. Glue the Cabochon on

3. Spread the glue, do it section by section so it doesn't dry. I used the tip of the crayon to pick up the gems there is no way you can do this with your hand and a gem pick up tool is $15...seriously the crayon works, so don't buy one!!

Then let her dry




DIY Delight or Disaster? Bling, Hello Kitty, not to mention a super happy eleven year old and apart from the brush, I had all this on hand so it only cost me $2 to make.....Delight!!! One small issue, Madeleine is also not immune to bling and she keeps taking off with it, looks like I will be making a second one soon.









Thanks for reading,

Mel xo


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22 comments:

  1. Best idea ever to keep those boys from taking it! It turned out adorable. I know my daughter would love that with the Hello Kitty and sparkles. :)

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  2. That's so cute Mel! I think any thing that can be blinded- should be!

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  3. You know I love bling and you did a fabulous job with decorating the brush! Did you cause a bit of envy with Madeleine? I think you better make another real quick! Most girls love bling!

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  4. Oh my gosh--this is adorable! LOVE the pearls!

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  5. Bling-tastic! Really love this - bling + hello kitty = hand's off boys :) defo make one for Madeleine too otherwise Elizabeth will lose another brush lol!

    Hugs, Estelle xx

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  6. Simply GORGEOUS!! I bet it secrectly makes the boys meow with envy!! :)

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  7. OMG, Mel, downright adorable!!! Bling, bling, bling: Delight!!

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  8. What a fun project. I love that you had to resort to blinging out the brush to keep the boys from stealing it. How sweet that Madeleine has inherited the love for bling gene :)

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  9. Super cute brush and fabulous idea to keep it safe :) You're so clever!

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  10. I love this one Mel....I know I will probably never use it as I don't have any young ones at home anymore, but it is absolutely delightful and I just had to share it via my pinterest for you too. :)

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  11. I'm pinning this one to do for the granddaughters. They love them some bling! I'm pretty sure your boys won't want to be caught dead with a Hello Kitty brush. lol

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  12. Another adorable project, Mel. I'll bet you could sell those!

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  13. The boys never stood a chance, and that turned out AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

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  14. Mel, I love this! Totally boy-proof too! Thanks for the crayon tip..genius!! Did it kill ya not to put some glitter on it???!!!

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  15. My daughter would be over the moon for this bling brush! Super cute idea ... Pinning :)

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  16. That's so cute Mel!

    Anne xx

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  17. I am catching up on my email so I am a wee bit late. This is so pretty. I love the crayon trick too. I thought of doing my i-phone once upon a time and maybe I will with all your inspiration!!

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  18. Omgosh, Mel!! This is sooo cute!

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, between housework and 5 kids, this is the only thing I get out of bed for ;)

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