Painted Lint Holder

I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with all my dryer lint. My parents have a plastic bag hanging on a hook where they put theirs, but I wanted something a little prettier. I looked for a tutorial online for a lint holder, but couldn’t find one I liked. I didn’t want to spend a bunch of money on a container just to hold lint!

painted lint holder on clothes dryer pinterest image
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The cat ran out of food, which gave me an idea. I used some paint my wonderful mom had given me, a Sharpie I had lying around, and a foam brush from a dollar pack of 10. This is a super cheap and easy craft that will brighten up your laundry room and hide all the dryer lint you have lying around.

Friskies box with paint and paintbrush

Admittedly, it took me a couple days to complete my lint holder, but I was in no hurry. I painted three coats, letting dry overnight between each coat, which was why it took me so long! Then I used a Sharpie to paint “Lint” onto it.

But guess what? It stopped working halfway through my project! I had to wait until the next day to finally complete this cute little project. I’m super impressed with how it turned out considering I used a cardboard box.

painted cardboard box mint green


  • Small Cardboard box (I used a Friskies box!)
  • Paint (any color or brand)
  • Foam brushes
  • Sharpie (or paint pen)


  1. Paint entire outside of the box including the bottom. Since there was dark purple on mine, I painted 3 coats, letting dry overnight each time (You don’t have to wait THAT long though, I just wasn’t in a hurry!)
  2. Fold the flaps inside. I thought about cutting them off, but I wasn’t sure of my cutting abilities and I didn’t want to have to paint the inside, so painting the flaps makes it so you can’t see the cardboard inside.
  3. Pencil the word “Lint” onto the box.
  4. I went over the pencil with a dark black Sharpie, you could use a paint pen or something similar instead.


  • Step number three is to act as a guide. If you have amazing penmanship, then you can skip this step if you’d like.
  • I used a foam brush and the cardboard cat food box because it’s what I had around. Get creative and see what you have lying around.

How do you get rid of your pesky dry lint? Do you have a lint holder? Let me know in the comments!

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