I love all of the Macbeth Collection's cute, colorful tin accessories. I could literally spend hours on there playing around with all of their patterns. In fact, on some days, I have.
When I saw these cute Bitsy Buckets on their website, I knew that I just had to have one for all of my makeup brushes.
About 2 weeks ago, TLS and I were in Ikea when I spotted this planter there.
€ ($1.99 in the US), it was cute, and not outrageously expensive. I grabbed the one on the right with the tiny flowers and decided to order a monogram decal for it. About 30 minutes and $4 later on Etsy, I had ordered a navy blue monogram. This was all done when I was still in the car on the way to France from Ikea. (The Ikea we go to is roughly 15-20 minutes from the French border and there is a HUGE Target-type store there that has an incredible selection of wine, cheese, and fresh fruit, so when we go to Ikea, we like to make a day of it and go there too.)
When I got home, I realized that the planter was a bit too tall for some of my shorter brushes. Some twitter and google sleuthing later, I found little plastic beads similar to what they have in the jars at Sephora for $7.24 on Amazon. Since we have Prime- I ordered those right away. (Side note: the beads they use in the jars in Sephora are actually glass, and those get expensive rather quickly, so I went with plastic ones instead.)
Both the beads and the monogram decal arrived at the same time (how convenient) so of course I had to put it together right away. I used about half of the bag of beads, maybe a little more, so I would probably have been fine just buying the 8 oz. sized bag, but I wasn't sure of how much I needed at the time of purchase and decided to order the 16 oz. bag to be sure since it was less than a dollar more.
Here is the finished product on my bathroom windowsill:
Total cost of project = $13.23
monogram decal: $4.00 including shipping (purchased from here- I went with the 2" monogram in Dark Blue, Matte)
plastic beads (if you need them): $7.24 on Amazon (if you are lucky enough to live near a craft store or dollar store, you might be able to get them for cheaper)