Has it ever occurred to you that a toothbrush can be transformed into a pretty piece of jewelry? If not, then read on to know how to make a toothbrush bracelet, is sure to take you by surprise. And if you think frugal fashion is cool, you're sure to love it too!
In today's times, when the environment is under threat due to the tons of plastic waste that is released into it every day, even a small "green" step from each one of us can help. And what better place to begin than our own home? But what can we do to contribute to the protection of the environment, you may ask.
Well, the simplest and one of the most effective ways to go about it is recycling. If each one of us begins to recycle even a small percentage of the waste generated in our homes, especially non-degradable waste such as plastic that can cause harm to the environment, imagine how much safer and greener our planet's gonna be!
And what better way to recycle than creating something pretty out of scratch that makes you look good! Making funky and stylish jewelry out of common discarded household items, is fast catching up as a trend, and when it comes to homemade jewelry ideas, people are getting more innovative by the day.
Here, we shall have a look at how a toothbrush can be transformed into an interesting piece of jewelry. Sounds great? Well, then read on...
How to Make a Toothbrush Bracelet
It is a fact that we change our toothbrush once every few months, but what we normally do is throw away the used toothbrushes. But what if I tell you that with a bit of creativity, you can transform it into a funky bracelet in no time? Will you be surprised? Probably yes, and curious too!
So, here's the procedure of making a trendy bracelet using a toothbrush, in a series of simple steps. But wait, first let's have a look at what all things you need to get going.
❑ A colorful toothbrush ❑ Pliers ❑ Cooking gloves ❑ Saucepan ❑ Food tongs ❑ Big glass bowl
Now that you know what all things you need, let's begin with the steps.
Step 1: Removing the Bristles
The first step in making your toothbrush bracelet is removing the bristles. To do this, hold the toothbrush and using the pliers, pull out the bristles. Try to pull out as many bristles as possible.
However, do it gently so that you don't end up with a broken toothbrush! If you find that some bristles just won't come off, relax! We can handle these during a later stage of the process.
Step 2: Softening the Toothbrush
Once you have removed the bristles from the toothbrush (again I say that it doesn't matter if a few remain!), the next step is to make it soft enough for you to bend it. How to go about it, you may ask. Well, it's simple.
Take the saucepan and pour water in it. Now switch on the cooking stove in your kitchen and place the saucepan on the stove. Once the water starts to boil, place the toothbrush inside the boiling water in the pan and wait for at least 10-15 minutes for the brush to soften.
Step 3: Bending the Toothbrush
After a few minutes, remove the toothbrush using food tongs, but be careful not to touch the hot toothbrush with your hands. At this stage, you can pull out the remaining bristles, if any.
Now, put on your pair of cooking gloves and try to bend the brush into a circular loop to give it the shape of a bracelet. If you find that the brush is still stiff, place it again in the pot of boiling water for a few more minutes, before you make a bracelet out of it.
Step 4: Cooling the Bracelet
Once you have bent your bracelet into shape, your next task is cooling it. For this, pour some ice-cold water into the glass bowl and throw in a few ice cubes as well. Place your bracelet in the bowl and allow it to cool till it hardens. Your toothbrush bracelet is ready!
The following tips will make your task of making a toothbrush bracelet easier.
►Choose a toothbrush that when bent, can fit on your wrist. If you have a thin wrist, for example, go for a smaller toothbrush.
►When heating to soften the toothbrush, make sure that the base of the pan is wide enough to accommodate the length of the toothbrush.
►Remember NEVER to touch the toothbrush when it is in the pot of boiling water, because it would be extremely hot.
So, the next time you feel the urge to flaunt something unique on your wrists, grab a toothbrush or two in lovely colors and create a style statement of your own. You can even use your creativity to embellish your bracelet with ribbons, beads, etc. Have fun!