Whilst tidying up our heaving garage last month, my mum came across an old glass flower frog, which she thought would be nice for storing my make-up brushes. It's perfect for me as I can pop each of my most used brushes into the holder, rest it on my windowsil and I'm good to go in the mornings...
If your anything like me and your not keen on dodgy storage which always ends up costing a bomb, this makes for a cheap alternative and it looks pretty cool too. The fact that it's glass always helps if your working with a small space too, it just blends any where you place it, yet still has affect.
You can pick flower flogs up in charity shops and car boot sales cheaply (or as your granny if she has one lurking around) as they are pretty much a thing of the past... and If your not big into make-up you can always store pens, pencils or paintbrushes in one instead, or candles or joss sticks. The options are endless :)
Let me know if you've tried this, or any other interesting storage solutions you have..