Craft 70/365 a fishy tale!

What can you do with a toothbrush apart from clean your teeth?  I’ve already had a great suggestion from another blogger, Sandra Barth – thanks 🙂
I do have two spare ‘value’ toothbrushes, so could use the remaining one for what you have described (hehe).

First I removed the bristles and sanded the stubs down to a nice smooth edge.
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Then, using a heat gun and my pyrography stand to hold the toothbrush, I gently heated up the handle until it became more flexible. I bent the handle into a position that I liked, giving it a slight curve until it was the right shape to fit snugly around my wrist.

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The handle had to be held in place for several seconds before moving onto another section so that the handle began to form into a bangle.

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After a little more sanding, I chose some brown thread used for beads (so thicker than sewing thread) and wrapped this using a series of knots and ties around the newly formed bangle. Fish were added intermittently for decoration.
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My daughter tried the finished bangle on and seemed pleased with what I had done to a simple toothbrush.
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3 thoughts on “Craft 70/365 a fishy tale!

    1. Thanks. I’ve done toothbrush spray painting before where you flick paint or ink over a stencil and wanted to try something different. Wasn’t entirely sure it was going to work. By the end of this year, I should know which crafts I like; which crafts I found the most challenging and which ones I would not do again! Thanks for your comments as always x

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