Friday, February 5, 2010

Fun Toothbrush Holders

My kids are constantly losing toothbrushes, or breaking the toothbrush holder, or dumping out the toothbrushes and using the holder to dig holes in my back yard. So, I came up with a cute way to hold the tooth brushes.

Here is what you'll need:
  • hot glue
  • grosgrain ribbon
  • buttons
  • large push pins or thick magnets
Here is what you do:
  1. Line a simple clothespin with ribbon. Just the outside. If you put ribbon on the inside, it won't close as tightly.
  2. Glue on a button or a fun "finding" on the side that opens or the middle of the clothespin.
  3. Glue a large pushpin or a thick magnet on the back of the clothespin.

The large pushpin or the magnet create enough space between the wall and the clothespin in order for little hands to get a good grip. The pushpin may swivel a bit when you take the toothbrush out. A magnet works well if you decide to put the holder on the mirror. They work better with small toothbrushes than regular sized ones. I get mine at the DOLLAR TREE.

If you make one-please let me know how it works! If you find a better way to fasten them to the wall-let me know! Send pictures!