People have gotten really creative lately with reusing old objects they no longer need. Rather than throw these things away, there’s a movement to give them new life.

But how do you reuse an old toothbrush? It turns out you make it a fashion item. Here are a few simple steps to make a bracelet (and don’t worry, it’ll be clean).

It’s easier (and cheaper) than you think.

1Start with toothbrushes, pliers, and a pot of water.

Start with toothbrushes, pliers, and a pot of water.
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This isn’t a tool-intensive process. In fact, you’ve probably got everything you need already.

2You can use the new toothbrushes if you prefer.

You can use new toothbrushes if you prefer.
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Maybe you don’t want to use an old toothbrush. Fair enough! Pick up some new ones in a color that you like.

3Use the pliers to remove the bristles.

Use the pliers to remove the bristles.
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What kind of bracelet has bristles? The pliers will make short work of them.

4Double-check for bristles!

Double-check for bristles!
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Make sure they’re all gone! They’ll serve no purpose at the end (and might look a bit weird).

5Begin boiling water.

Begin boiling water.
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The pot is where the magic will happen.

6Get some tongs and a towel.

Get some tongs and a towel.
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These are the last two tools you’ll need, but they’re very important

7Submerge The Toothbrush With The Tongs.

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The water really needs to be boiling. The tongs will keep your hands safe and unburned.

8Towel in Hand, Remove The Brush With Tongs And Bend it Into Shape.

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Don’t forget to use a towel! Otherwise, you might get burned. The brush will be flexible before it cools down.

9If it Stiffrns Too Soon Simply Submerge The Toothbrush Again And Repeat The Process.

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Skip this step if you managed to get the shape you like on the first try.

10Try Bending And Twisting!

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You can get all sorts of unique designs if you play around a bit. Twists are simple to apply. Try adding kinks and turns to add uniqueness.

11And There You Have it.

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Toothbrushes aren’t exactly expensive, so try experimenting and enjoy.

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