In the past year or so, I’ve developed a big case of the traveling itch. While I adore New York down to its core  I was born and raised here, after all  I’ve been daydreaming about all the adventures. Luckily, my upcoming cross-country trip in May will be just what the doctor ordered. Plus, in August, I’m heading back to Colorado for a friend’s wedding, Riot Fest and hiking/camping in the woods. So stoked.

Needless to say, I’ve really grown to appreciate 1) tiny, travel-sized items and 2) owning fewer items in general. This is difficult when you’re a craft blogger and writer; making things is your hobby and job. But when said things are tiny, travel-sized and take up less space? I call that a win.

This is why I teamed up with Brit + Co to share an easy Travel Brush Set DIY. Creative jet-setting ladies will adore this one! I spiced up a set of travel brushes (purchased at Ulta Beauty) with a metallic star pattern, complete with a matching roll-up brush holder. What I love about this one is how the pattern was made: a strip of masking tape was added to vellum paper, then punched with a star-shaped hole puncher from Michael’s. Once the tape was peeled off the vellum, it was used as an adhesive stencil. I’ve become obsessed with this method ever since I started using it – the wheels in my brain have been turning ever since.
As for the roll-up case, that was made from scraps from a pair of thrifted faux leather pants. I can’t be the only one that goes shopping to take things apart. Oh, and did I mention it’s 100% no-sew?
Visit the project right here, and check out all of my Brit + Co tutorials right here.