DIY: Tiny, cheap and high quality watercolours set

Hello everybody! How are you? ^_____^

I can’t wait to share with all of you my DIY tiny, cheap and high quality watercolours set that I made. I was looking for something very small, to be able to carry it everywhere, everyday. I found some sets, super tiny, but quite expensive. So, I decided to give it a thought and I came out with an idea that I hope it can help many of you. So, let’s get started! (^______^) Yeaaah!

1. First, I look for a container the size I wanted. I though that a box of mints or something like that will have the perfect size. In Japan, candy packaging has a style that did not help me this time, so I went to the 100 yen store and I bought this tin.

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The box measures 10*6*1.2cm

 

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I will use the lid as a palette ^____^

2. I needed containers for each color. I love tube watercolours and I already had them at home, so I looked for a type of container that could hold them. I found that the top part of the “buttons for cover” were perfect. They sell them in several sizes, so I got the most convenient for me.

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Be sure you buy stainless steel buttons or other materials that will not get rusty.

 

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We only need the top part of the buttons, so I separated them.

3. I glued the tops of the buttons to the tin. I recommend to use SuperGlue.

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4. I wait for the glue to dry and then I filled the little containers with tube watercolours. I love Holbein watercolours ^___^

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5. I got a waterbrush from Kuretake. It is a brush that contains water on it’s body, so you can carry water with you easily. There are different brands and types. I found this wonderful post about waterbrushes that can help you decide which is better for you.

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And that’s all, once the watercolours are completely dried, you are ready to go and have fun with your portable set everywhere, anytime!!! ^_____^

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Photo by Jessica Soto.

I hope this idea will be helpful. Please, feel free to ask me anything ^________^. See you soon!!!

Hugs,

Esther