Saturday, 18 May 2013

How to make a hairbrush

 
A few people have asked how I created the hairbrush so I thought I'd share the process with you.

Step 1.

Take a paintbrush.   Any paintbrush.   I used a cheap artists brush for this.   Trim the bristles so that they're absolutely flat along the top then add a layer of glue.   Leave to dry thoroughly. *



Step 2.

Draw your hairbrush shape onto a very thin piece of wood.



Step 3.

Using a craft knife, roughly cut round your hairbrush shape.   (Sorry it's fuzzy but you get the idea).


 
 
Step 4.
 
Gently sand/file round the shape until you're happy with it and it resembles a hairbrush.   I used a needle file.
 


Step 5.

You can either paint or wax your brush.   I used brush on/buff off wax.


Step 6.

When the glue has thoroughly dried on the bristles, add a layer of glue to the hairbrush form, gently lay it along the top of the bristles making sure everything is in alignment and leave to dry.



Step 7.

Cut the hairbrush from the paintbrush allowing extra to trim.   Ensuring that the bristles are well and truly stuck to your hairbrush, trim them to size.


 

You are now the proud owner of your own hand made mini hairbrush.




* The instructions for how to deal with getting the bristles on the brush were found here:  about.com 

I am not in any way affiliated to this site but there are lots of very useful hints and tips to be found there relating to miniatures. 
 

18 comments:

  1. Thank you Irene...It's a great tutorial.
    Kiss

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  2. Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial, Irene! It is very clearly explained and detailed.

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  3. Thank you for telling us how you did it. It It look great too.

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  4. Thanks a lot for the tutorial!
    Geneviève

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  5. Thank you for this tutorial!

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  6. Thank you for sharing this wonderful tutorial.
    Hugs, Drora

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  7. Irene thank you for sharing the tutorial :) your brush looks amazing

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  8. Me encanta, gracias por esta estupenda idea.
    Un abrazo.
    Yolanda.

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  9. thanks for sharing this tutorial!
    hugs,
    Gee

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  10. I love that your tutorials are so easy and uncomplicated. Very nice!

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  11. Thank you for showing how and thanks for the link. The hairbrush is perfect.
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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  12. This is a great idea, thanks!

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  13. BRILLIANT! I just bought a hairbrush but yours is much better! I think I will file off the fake bristles and add 'real' ones --thanks so much for the great tip!

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  14. So clever Irene, thanks for the tutorial, I think thats something I'd like to have a go at!

    ML Fi x

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  15. what a great tutorial thank you :)

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  16. Hi Irene! I love this! Your hair brush is fantastic and I really appreciate your giving this tutorial! This is something I can use right away!. Thank you!

    elizabeth

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  17. WOW! great tut, Irene! THANK YOU!

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