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? 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.

1.

Start 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.

2.

You can use 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.

3.

Use 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.

4.

Double-check for bristles!

Double-check for bristles!

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Make sure they’re all gone! They’ll serve no purpose in the end (and might look a bit weird).

5.

Begin boiling water.

Begin boiling water.

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The pot is where the magic will happen.

6.

Get 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…

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