Straw Texture Brushes

Make your own paint brushes using different craft materials to create cool textured prints and patterns!



Step 1. Gather your materials.

Step 2.

Cut 3 straws in half. Each half will be a paint brush handle.

Step 3.

Cut a black fuzzy stick in half.

Step 4.

Cut the halves in half.

Step 5.

Fold them each in half and twist the ends together.

Step 6.

Glue to a straw handle.

Step 7.

Fold a piece of mesh craft cord, as shown.

Step 8.

Tape to secure and trim.

Step 9.

Cut the loops.

Step 10.

Glue to a straw handle.

Step 11.

Remove the labels from an unused friendship thread skein.

Wrap tape around the skein, leaving about an inch of thread at the top.

Step 12.

Cut in the middle of the tape.

Step 13.

Cut the loops of the thread.

Step 14.

Glue to a straw handle.

Step 15.

Cut small fringes, less than halfway through the foam craft stick.

Step 16.

Roll the craft stick onto the straw handle and glue to secure.

Step 17.

Stick a feather into a straw handle and glue to secure.

Step 18.

Glue a large glitter pom to the top of a straw handle.

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