What are you going to do with those old toothbrushes lying around? How about the empty bath tissue tubes? The slivers of soap and empty shampoo bottles? Don't just toss them - repurpose them!

For our first installment of Unusual Uses for Everyday Things, we challenge you to find new uses for common objects you can find in your bathroom. Whether you've got 10 new ideas for a loofah or just one, we want to see what you come up with.

The top three winners will receive a special Sugru prize pack, and all finalists will win a spot in an ebook and a one-year Pro membership.  There's also a special prize for the entry exhibiting the best use of Sugru!

But you've only got two weeks, so go, go, go!

The Unusual Uses: Bathroom Challenge is closed.

4 Prizes

First Prize (3 winners)

Three first prize winners will receive a Sugru prize pack and Instructables t-shirt in addition to the finalist prize of a one-year Pro membership and inclusion in an ebook.

Special Prize (1 winner)

One winner will receive an Instructables/Sugru prize pack for exhibiting the best use of Sugru in their entry!

How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Apr 18, 2011 and May 1, 2011 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Unusual Uses: Bathroom Challenge. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.