Mason jar toothbrush holder

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Project by Doug Wilson posted 02-11-2014 01:30 PM 3273 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found this on pinterest (here), but used wire to hang the jar instead of a pipe clamp. Follow the link for the tutorial. I used scrap from an antique drawer. After cutting, I coating with polyurethane and then drilled two holes for running the wire through. I used enough wire to wrap the jar 2 times. Simple project, but functional and has a great rustic look.

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#1 posted 02-11-2014 03:01 PM


-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 02-11-2014 03:03 PM

I have to believe that the bottom inside of the jar is going to get pretty nasty within a short period of time with watery-toothpaste-saliva goo build up. Not sure that displaying my toothbrushes on a wall is the look I am going for as my bathroom decor.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 02-11-2014 04:24 PM

Actually I think the idea has potential. If you could make the jar removable, then you could just pop it in the dishwasher occasionally.

The problem I have with a lot of toothbrush holders is that you can’t wash them. They get all kinds of crud and mold down in them, and I hate to even think about putting my toothbrush in ‘em. They look nice on the outside, but look inside and… ewwwww….

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#4 posted 02-11-2014 11:00 PM

I only put the handle in the crud. Therefore, I don’t have many nightmares about it. Yes, could you make it removable to wash it out? Maybe a shelf to hold the bottom and a removable something to hold the top.

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#5 posted 02-12-2014 01:59 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.


-- Real MEN! Measure Once! Cut Once! Then head back to the Lumberyard. (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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#6 posted 02-12-2014 06:29 PM

This solution is actually better than storing in a drawer. In a drawer the toothbrush bristles lay directly on the dirty surface while this the brush is always up and doesn’t touch anything – as knothead points out. It is just wired on (no nails or screws), so removing it is simple and could be washed easily…

Don’t limit your thinking to just a toothbrush, it is flexible storage that has a great rustic/industrial look and feel. Follow the posted link for other options on how to use.

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#7 posted 02-17-2014 03:14 PM

Like it, very nice rustic look. Simple design but really effective. Great use of the glass jar, can clearly see what’s inside and if it’s time to clean it. Great job!

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#8 posted 05-23-2014 06:05 PM

Seeing the episode of Myth busters about how gross toothbrushes can get pretty much settled any concerns I had about cleanliness of my brushes and where to store them. Even their CONTROL toothbrush, which was completely enclosed for the duration of their experiments, was found to have fecal matter on it.

That being said….as others have indicated I imagine the bottom of the jar would get pretty gross pretty quickly. To each their own, though!

-- Josh // "If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason." - Jack Handey

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#9 posted 05-23-2014 10:56 PM

Like Josh, I also saw the MythBusters episode on toothbrush safety

That’s why I keep my toothbrush in the LIVING ROOM!

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