So I’m still doing more little projects for the new bathroom. Obviously it’s time for me to re-do another room so that I can move on from the bathroom DIYs! 😉 I’ve been using an old mason jar as a toothbrush holder for years, but I felt like with the new bathroom, maybe our toothbrush holder should get a little upgrade as well. I wanted something simple and made from wood (obvs). I had a totally different design in mind when we first started this, ended up drawing out 3 new designs, and still aren’t sure if I picked the best of the best. Confession: I’m terribly indecisive and I often have Mike re-make things because I change my mind. Oops. He’s such a keeper for putting up with me. But know that I may be changing out my toothbrush holder on the regular and sharing new ones because we have about 3 more designs that I really love! 😜
**THIS TOOTHBRUSH HOLDER IS NOW AVAILABLE IN OUR SHOP – FIND IT HERE! But I do love this simple toothbrush holder and think it’s pretty cute sitting on the bathroom shelf. It’s also small enough to fit in our medicine cabinet behind the mirror if I decide I don’t want it left out. We actually could have just made this with two holes, since just Mike & I will be using it, the boys use a different bathroom (stay outta my pretty bathroom!), so feel free to customize as you wish! Caitlin actually made a really cute toothbrush holder for the boys years ago, but I pretty much just keep that for decor since I don’t want them ruining it with drippy toothbrushes and they also use the not so cute, kid-friendly giant handled toothbrushes that never seem to fit in any toothbrush holder. (If you’re like me and loving these simple, bamboo toothbrushes in the photos, you can find them here. I’m slightly obsessed with them right now).Materials:
– 1/2-inch plywood
– table saw
– drill with 11/16-inch forstner bit
– wood glue
– clear polyurethane finish
– sand paper
– 3/8” self-adhesive vinyl pads, optional
**THIS TOOTHBRUSH HOLDER IS NOW AVAILABLE IN OUR SHOP – FIND IT HERE!
Cut a 2-1/4 inch wide by 12-inch long piece out of the 1/2-inch plywood. Out of that piece, cut two pieces 3-1/2 inches long and one piece 4-3/8 inches long. On one of the 3-1/2-inch pieces mark where your holes will go; measure in from the end 1-inch and 2-3/16-inches and put marks on each side of the top. Measure in 5/8-inch from the sides to make an x with the other marks to mark the center of your holes. Drill the holes using the 11/16-inch forstner bit; make sure to put a piece of scrap wood underneath and press down on your piece while drilling to keep it from tearing out on the bottom as the bit goes through. Glue and clamp the top piece to the 4-3/8 inch back, making sure to keep it at a 90 degree angle. Allow to dry. Repeat, gluing the bottom. Sand as needed. Apply finish, following directions on can. We recommend at least 2-3 coats of finish as it will be getting a little wet. If your sink tends to be pretty wet (aka you have kids that love to make water messes), it might be good idea to add 3/8-inch self-adhesive vinyl pads to the bottom so the bottom is not sitting in water.