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She Dropped Toothbrushes Into A Boiling Pot — What She Did With Them Is Brilliant.

If you’re like me, every time you get a free toothbrush from the dentist, instead of actually using them, you just hoard them.

I have my electric brush that I’ll use until it dies on me. So what do I do with those colorful plastic brushes? Well, up until today, I just kept them for traveling. But I know that I’m going to definitely use a few of them for this cool craft.

Grab a pot, fill it with some water, remove your brushes bristles with some pliers, and throw them into the boiling bath…

That’s so simple! Plus, these are an adorable way to add a dash of color to just about any outfit. No one will ever guess they’re made out of toothbrushes!

For other awesome DIY ideas, check out Katrinaosity’s YouTube channel.

19 Ways To Wear Your Pride For Black History Month

Say it with ya chest. Or your ears, or wrists, or…you get the point.

1. Queen Nefertiti Wood Earrings

Your bling has bling. Get them here. $16.

2. Dookie Bracelets

Nakimuli Inc.


There’s eight different prints to choose from with these soft, stackable bracelets. Get them here, at $45 for 6.

3. Afro-American Iron-On / Sew-On Patch

Wear your pride on your sleeve when you sew or iron on this patch. Get yours here. $6.75

4. Bisa Earrings

Add some razzle dazzle with these tassels. Other funky designs here. $12.90.

5. Pocket Mirror


This adorable handmade pocket mirror could also be a pin or magnet. Grab one here. $6.75.

6. Ayodele Ankara Socks

However, I stay cultured down to the socks. Get them here. $24.99.

7. “Damn It, Gina” Tee

Facebook: republicandcompany / Via Republic & Co.

Republic & Co. recently relaunched, and with trademark catchphrases from Martin like, “You Go Girl” and “Damn It, Gina,” their tees and sweats never stay in stock for too long.

8. Afro King Baby Creeper

QuellyRue Designs

Because it’s never too early to instill self-pride. Snap your baby up in a 100% cotton onesie here. $16.

9. Carter/Fresh BHM Tee

This limited-edition tee honors Carter G. Woodson, the founder of Negro History Week, now known as Black History Month. Order yours here. $20.

10. Africa Pick Earrings and African Print Button Studs



Take your pick, get it? Get them here for $9.39 and $7.98.

11. She’s Gotta Have It Brooch

Rachel Stewart Jewelry

Inspired by the iconic Spike Lee film, this brooch also comes as a pair of badass dangly earrings, if you prefer. Get hooked up here. $25.

12. Unisex Kente Bowtie

This bowtie features an elastic band, making it easily convertible into a hair accessory. Snap one up here. $20.

13. Africa Stud Earrings With Gold Tip

A more subtle way to shine. Get these small studs here. $10.

14. Limited Edition Sweater

Ide Nation features a number of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, in case you don’t happen to be a proud Florida A&M Rattler. Get draped up here. $55.

15. Unisex Brass Ankh Necklace With Jasper Pendant

Get a handle on things here. $20.

16. Sankofa Wood Hand-Stained Earrings

These Sankofa earrings literally mean “reach back and get it,” or learn from your past. Get schooled here. $20.

17. Egyptian Eyes Nail Decals

Let the Eye of Horus protect your digits on the reg. Get these decals here, with instructions included. $6.

18. Egyptian African Queen Hipster T-Shirt

This Neferti-tee comes in different colors and plus sizes for men and women. Snag one here. $26.

19. Make Art/Not War Mug

Drink every drip drop, drip drippity drop. Get yours here. $15.

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