Sponge Brush Holder

Introduction: Sponge Brush Holder

Annoyed by using one-time sponge brushes I created this sponge brush clip to avoid waste as much as possible.


3D printer


rubber band

household sponge

Step 1: Assembling the Clip

Print the two pieces, rafts and supports are not needed, I used standard PLA with a 0.4 mm nozzle and 0.15 mm layer height. Join them with a rubber band of your favorite color as displayed in the photos. A small rubber band with around 30 mm diameter wrapped around three times worked well in my case.

Step 2: Preparing the Sponge

Cut a standard household sponge as shown in the pictures. I found a small bread knife is best for this. Use scissors to form the tipp. You can clean used sponges in the dishwasher and re-use them as sponge brushes.

Step 3: Clip and Done

Clip the sponge piece into the clip and you are ready to go.

Step 4: Form Different Tips

You can also form other tips by cutting and folding different pieces of sponge.

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    2 years ago

    Nice job! What program did you use to design the 3D printed part?


    Reply 2 years ago

    Currently I use Fusion 360. If you can live with the strong online binding and cloud storage (which I'm not the greatest fan of) it's currently the best program for non-commercial 3D projects in my opinion.