From my ‘Current Favourites’ Video, I got a lot of requests on how I coloured the rice that I use in my Makeup Brush Holders.
Here is the video:
And here is one of my Makeup Brush Holders:
It’s very easy to do – as I’ll explain now.
First off you’ll need to get a nice holder – I found my glass holder which is suppose to be a vase at a cheap shop for $2 so I got two.
And then you’ll need the following:
1. 1/2 cup of Rice – can be any kind
2. Few drops of Food Colouring – can be any colour you like :o)
3. 1/4 cup of White Vinegar
4. 2 Containers
7. Kitchen paper towels
This recipe makes 1/2 a cup of Rice – so depending on the size of your holder – you may want to make 2 or 3 batches at once.
Measure 1/4 a cup of White Vinegar and pour into 1st container.
The reason why you use vinegar is so that the rice holds the colour and doesn’t go mouldy over time.
Take your choice of food colouring and add 4 drops of it to the vinegar
Measure 1/2 a cup of rice and add it to the vinegar.
Mix the rice and vinegar together to make sure all rice is coloured. Leave it for about four to five minutes.
Pour the rice through the sieve into the 2nd container.
Taking your plate and kitchen paper towels, spread rice on to the paper towels.
Place it outside in a well ventilated and sunny area and leave to dry.
I bring mine in at the end of the day and leave to let dry even more over night. Then the next day you are ready to use it in your Makeup Brush Holder!
If you don’t like the smell of the Vinegar (like me) then I wait a day or so before I wash the rice and then once again leave to dry out in the sun and overnight and then you’re done!
You may want to repeat the process or make double/triple the quantity to fill your Makeup Brush Holder.
I hope you guys give this a go if you like it and please let me know how you go if you do!!
Any questions, let me know :o)
Have a great day!!