Some time ago, I featured an artisan who makes toothbrush bangles from brand new ones. Jamie said then the process is time-consuming but I hadn't really appreciated how long it really takes.

If you are curious, Tristin and Sharon over at the Two Girls....Being Crafty blog have a tutorial which shows you how to recycle old ones.  The boiling process also sterilizes them in case you are wondering about the icky factor!

Anna (Almost Precious) commented on that past post wondering whether there is a veritable mountain of used toothbrushes. There must be since dentists suggest we get rid of our toothbrushes every few months. They're not made from  recyclable plastic so are simply tossed away. Pity as they are colorful and make cheap bangles!

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