How to Make a Toothbrush Bracelet

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Intro: How to Make a Toothbrush Bracelet

Hello, and welcome to the illustrated step-by-step process for making a toothbrush bracelet. This is a great way to reuse an item that you may have otherwise thrown out. In six simple steps you will turn your toothbrush into a one-of-a-kind fashion accessory!

Step 1: You Will Need...


Step 2: Pull Out Bristles


Step 3: Boil Toothbrush


Step 4: Remove Toothbrush


Step 5: Wait


Step 6: Bend


Step 7: Ice Ice Baby


Step 8: Strike a Pose!


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66 Discussions

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makeyourwristbands

11 months ago

Wow!! what a fantastic idea really, its very cool. I will definitely make this.

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Bella99

3 years ago

Cool idea

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MoustacheCat

6 years ago on Step 4

Something other than my hand.. Something other than my hand. MY SISTERS HAND!!

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kamariden

6 years ago on Introduction

I first practiced with some clear plastic forks (from Costco) and had reasonable success. So I specifically bought a package of clear toothbrushes for this project. After over an hour of trying and retrying, and even at one point adding more water because it had all boiled away, no luck. It would curl but not enough to stay on my wrist. Eventually it broke. Fortunately I bought the pack at the Dollar Tree.

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waterpolo1

6 years ago on Introduction

My little sister had a birthday party and she was turning 12!
so my other sister and I went out to CVS and got like 20 of them, it was a pretty big hit for those kids and i have a few friends over and im 18. Can i just say im legit starting a new trend in my school...people are texting me and who knows how they got my # but they ask me to make them some!!

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GofishRC007

6 years ago on Step 8

Imagine you could make more than just a bracelet, a S hook perhaps, maybe even could make a chain of bracelets!

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VAC

6 years ago on Step 3

Mine doesn't melt at all :( and it is exactly like the ones in the photos

Can't wait to make. I am going to go all out with rhinestones, buttons, lacquering with tissue paper. Just thought of all the kiddie toothbrushes out there... imagine that!

OMG... THANK YOU! You have inspired me!

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mpolson

7 years ago on Step 8

Great instructions! Can't wait to make some for my daughter's orthodontist office! ;D

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mboada

7 years ago on Introduction

can i do it with a colgate 360 tooth brush????

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jackfr0st

7 years ago on Introduction

The toothbrushes I used had rather thick handles and would not get flexible enough or stay bent after boiling, So I put them on a small metal cup on a cookie sheet in the oven at 290 degrees for around 5 minutes, and it was able to bend and shape LIKE BUTTAH. I then put it inside a glass of ice water so the toothbrush was shaped around the inner circumference and left it to cool that way, and it turned out perfect!

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Tim Templejackfr0st

Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

290 for five minutes? You're playing the odds. Very close to melting or at least acting like cooked spaghetti.

Better to put it over something like a spoon handle. When it wilts, the core is still about 270 and holds the dimensions when you bend it.

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JohnDeere312

7 years ago on Step 8

I did this with red and purple! LOVE THEM! I got so many complements at school. People wanted to BUY some! I was pretty happy :)

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jackfr0st

7 years ago on Introduction

Could you do this by heating them up in the oven? In the same manner you use to warp vinyl records?