We buy a new toothbrush for each of them about once per month. The missing toothbrush always seems to show up shortly after.
Luckily, it’s not a total loss — there are tons of uses for old toothbrushes!
Before you throw it out, check out these great ideas to reuse an old toothbrush.
Bracelet 1 of 10Boiling water will help you bend a toothbrush to your will. I think the girls would get a real kick out of these bracelets. It just might be a Scout project later this year
Photo and tutorial via Stars for Streetlights
Paint Brush 2 of 10The bristles of an old toothbrush make for an interesting paint brush. I'd never thought of that before!
Photo and more ideas via Childcare Land
Pollination 3 of 10This is a great way to use that electric toothbrush that's collecting dust. Attach a wire to it, then vibrate the flower to increase pollination.
Photo and tutorial via High Mowing Seeds
Corn Brush 4 of 10I once bought a corn brush. Then I lost it. Turns out, all I needed was a clean toothbrush to clear the silks from our corn.
Photo and more reuse ideas via Real Simple
Toothbrush Holder 5 of 10A toothbrush toothbrush holder — brilliant! Glue the toothbrush handles into a toothpaste cap for a fun stand for your bathroom.
Photo and tutorial via We Upcycle
Home Pedicure 6 of 10Remove stains from dark nail polish with whitening toothpaste and an old toothbrush.
Photo and tutorial via Hair Brained Beauty
Cleaning Brush 7 of 10In addition to scrubbing tile grout, you can scrub just about anything with an old toothbrush! I even keep one in the laundry room for tough stains.
Photo and tutorial via Practically Functional
Hair Dryer Cleaner 8 of 10Clean the vents on your hair dryer with a toothbrush. It makes me think of other small spaces that can be cleaned with the bristles too — screens, vents, etc.
Photo and tutorial via The Beauty Department
Jewelry Cleaner 9 of 10Make your own jewelry cleaner and keep your gems sparkly! All you'll need is dish detergent, warm water, and a soft toothbrush.
Photo and tutorial via The Denver Housewife
Crochet Hooks 10 of 10This one is not in English, but the step by step photos are so good, you can follow along anyway. A toothbrush handle as a crochet hook. Who knew?
Photo and tutorial via Katrai.ru
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