Affordable DIY Brush Stand

This is nothing new. In fact, this idea originated from Sephora. It’s everywhere, really. I’ve been wanting to replicate it for ages but I just couldn’t find the right stuff… the right ingredients. The hardest was to find the right sized fillers. My quest continued, until one day…

One word. Daiso. I never thought to look there, but man! I should have, a long time ago! I went to gardens, I went to tool shops, and I couldn’t find those tiny ball fillers. They were either too big for my liking, or they were of some weird shapes that I didn’t like either. I wanted glass balls, small ones and this one is perfect for me. Furthermore, everything at Daiso is only RM5 per item! If you already knew about this way earlier, WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL ME??!!!?!



You could look for a bigger clear container, but I wanted it to fit my Sigma travel brush set only, so I went ahead with this. You’d need 2 tubes of the glass balls, pour it into this container, and voila!!



Easy peasy and super cheap. Total is only RM15, excluding brushes of course.



Old idea, nicked from Sephora, but it works. Super affordable and looks good on the vanity too! Do you have any simple DIYs to share? Any cool storage tips that I could benefit from? Please let me know!


xoxo Lily




  • Always cute! I really like the box you chose with the polka dots! I need to get some of these for organization…my “beauty closet” is a disaster area!!!

    • Lily

      It’s just that I’ve been searching high and low for the fillers. I finally found it and at a bargain! LOL!

  • Thank you for this!! I have been looking for beads like this to keep my brushes standing! =D

    • Lily

      I know right? The beads are difficult to find… especially of this size. There are many other colours too!

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    • Lily

      Thanks for your support, Eva 🙂

  • Honey

    I am facing the exact same problem! My high and low search went on for probably a year plus and I substituted the fillers with coloured pebbles which you can buy at shops selling aquariam stuff. But these didn’t work out and I am NOT HAPPY! HAH:)

    I spotted the exact glass balls last week at Daiso and was contemplating to get them but was hesitant as I wasn’t sure if it’s gonna look like the Sephora one…*wink, wink*. Now I know it works, so thanks!

    • Lily

      Oh, I’m so glad I helped! I thought this was old news, but I was proud of myself for scoring this deal so I blogged about it anyway 😉

  • Jennifer

    Creative and instantly jazz up the storage box 🙂

    • Lily

      Thank you, Jennifer! I hope you’ll give it a try youtself 🙂

  • Hi Lily,can you tell me which Daiso you go??Gardens as in Mid Valley or what cause i also want to buy this so i went to Daiso Pavilion KL but couldn’t find it,mind telling me which section did you get it too??Cause Daiso very big,very hard to find,i find until want to pengsan already but still can’t find it *.*

    • Lily

      Hi sweetie, I live in Ipoh, so there’s only 1 Daiso here. If you’re looking for those glass beads, I got it at the gardening section. You might want to take a closer look 😉 Good luck!

      • Ok,thank you,i will check it out there 😀