Remember the tutorial I shared last week showing you how easy it is to bend PVC pipe? Well let me show you what I made with those pieces: a PVC pipe toothbrush holder!
I wanted something simple and cheap to hold my kids’ toothbrushes in their bathrooms. They keep tossing them in the drawer and I picture germs and bacteria just swimming around in there. Gross, right? Having them upright where they can dry sounded like a much better idea. And I also wanted something that’s easily washable not something that will just harbor more germs.
I used three pieces of 1/2-inch PVC pipe to make this toothbrush holder. I cut the pieces to about nine inches in length …
… then bent the bottom couple of inches at a ninety degree angle. Follow this tutorial for bending the PVC pipe and bend each of the three pieces the same.
Since it’s hard to bend each piece to the exact same measurement, you can bend each piece and then trim the ends after so they’re all equal length. Or, you can leave them and let them be slightly staggered. I don’t mind them being staggered a bit since it’ll help the toothbrushes not to rub against each other.
Use a glue gun, gorilla glue, or E6000 to join the three pieces together, forming a tripod shape at the bottom.
You can use a cutting machine to add vinyl names on the pipes so you don’t mix up toothbrushes or just leave them plain.
This is a super simple project but a fun way to experiment with bending PVC pipe … and definitely useful for a kids’ bathroom!
For more ideas related to toothbrushes and brushing, be sure to check out this vinyl teeth brushing chart that sticks to the mirror and uses a dry erase marker …
… and an upcycled toothbrush holder made from an old creamer container!