DIY Travel Toothbrush Holder You Can Wash & Reuse!

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DIY Travel Toothbrush Holder

My family has been making the switch to more natural products and a cleaner style of eating. This is a big switch for us and has involved a lot of baby steps towards a more natural lifestyle. I feel like every little change counts toward the big picture and making small changes in things we use everyday will create a big change. One thing we’ve begun switching up is our personal care products. We stopped using a lot of over the counter medications and switched to essential oils for many common ailments. We also switched from our chemical filled toothpaste to a natural alternative, Tom’s of Maine toothpaste. I also switched out my deodorant for an aluminum free deodorant from Tom’s of Maine. All of these small changes are barely noticeable in my day to day routine but they collectively lead to a big switch to a more natural, less chemical filled, lifestyle.

In celebration of natural alternatives to things we use everyday I’m sharing my DIY toothbrush holder that I made to replace the plastic baggies we were using previously. If you can sew a straight line then you can make this easy DIY travel toothbrush case. It works better than a baggie because it helps your wet toothbrush dry off without getting everything else in your bag wet. Once you arrive home just toss it in the wash and then it’s ready to use again!

How to make a reusable toothbrush holder

All you’ll need for this project is a washcloth, coordinating ribbon and thread and your sewing machine.

Toothbrush Holder DIY

Begin by pinning your washcloth. Each washcloth is a little different in size so the best way to do this is to put your toothpaste and toothbrush in the washcloth and fold the bottom up so that it fits your items inside without them sticking out the top. Then pin each edge and then pin three places in the center to create pockets for each item. This case also works well for makeup brushes, razors, and things like that!

How to sew a toothbrush holder

Now cut two lengths of ribbon that are long enough to wrap around your finished case. Cut them longer and you can always trim them down later if they are too long. Lay them inside the washcloth so that when you sew along the edge it will catch them and also sew them in place.

Toothbrush Holder How To

Then put the washcloth flap back down and pin back in place, pinning the ribbon with it.

How to sew a reusable toothbrush holder

Now you will need to sew five straight lines from the top down as shown by the arrows. Be sure to backstitch at the top and bottom of each line.

Sew along the edge

Follow right along the edge of the washcloth and sew together.

Washcloth Toothbrush Holder

When you are done it will look like this!

DIY Reusable Washcloth Travel Toothbrush Holder

Different washcloths are different sizes. This one is a little smaller and you will notice the toothbrush comes to the top edge. That is just fine as long as it is not sticking out at all.

Travel Toothbrush Case DIY

You can fit everyone’s toothbrush in the case if you are traveling as a family and when it rolls up it keeps them from touching each other!

Roll Up Travel Toothbrush Holder

 Then just roll it up to the edge.

DIY Roll Up Toothbrush Travel Case

 And tie it shut! Easy as pie!

Tom's of Maine Products

Now you can fit your toothpaste and your toothbrush easily in your case. Be sure to fill them with natural choices to make a gradual switch to a more natural lifestyle. We love Tom’s of Maine products and I love that they are widely available. Tom’s of Maine natural personal care and oral care products are made with no artificial colors, flavors, fragrances, or preservatives. April is Earth month so this is the perfect time to take on this fun DIY project and make the switch to natural oral care products! It’s an easy switch, I promise!

Toms at Walmart

You can find Tom’s of Maine products at Walmart. Their Antiplaque & Whitening Peppermint Fluoride Free Toothpaste and Whole Care® Peppermint and Spearmint Fluoride Toothpaste is located in the toothpaste aisle alongside the other toothpaste. You’ll find the Tom’s of Maine Silly Strawberry™ Fluoride Toothpaste near the children’s toothpaste. My kids love their strawberry flavor! The Tom’s of Maine Unisex Long Lasting Apricot Deodorant is in the deodorant aisle.

DIY Travel Toothbrush Holder Tutorial

 

In what ways have you begun the switch to a more natural lifestyle?

Comments

  1. I need to make me one of those. I am all the time traveling and don’t have anything to carry my toothbrush in.

  2. That is pure genius! It’s super cute, and I can wash off the travel funk! Thanks!

  3. Aww, I wish I had seen this prior to shopping earlier today. I bought a few of those cheap plastic containers for toothbrushes and would have rather have made these.

  4. That’s such a great idea. The fact that it’s washable is a huge plus! This is awesome!

  5. I love this idea! I have those ugly plastic holders, but I want to make one of these! Great job! 🙂

  6. Amy Desrosiers says:

    Very cute idea! I could use this for my family’s vacation this year!

  7. This is such a great travel tooth brush holder. I will have to get some Toms to try. It sounds like a great product.

  8. This is such a cute idea! I love that you can make these personal for everyone you’re travelling with!

  9. I love this! I could use a couple of these for the whole family:)

    • Yes! As you roll it the toothbrushes don’t touch each other so you can definitely use it for more than one person.

  10. This is such a great idea! I’m guilty of using the plastic baggy to travel with my toothbrush, and it ends up getting all wet and gross.

  11. What a fantastic idea! Love that it is handy and can easily be washed!

  12. This is so cute and creative and so very useful! I love it! I have to make one of these!

  13. You win the internet today!!!
    We’re going on a cruise soon and I am so making this to bring! I hate the ziploc baggie and it’s mushy-ness!

    • Lol I hate the mushy-ness too! I’m so glad you’ll be able to take these on your cruise! Have an amazing time!!

  14. valerie g says:

    that is awesome! i woudn’t have thought of it at all!!!

  15. This would be great for my kids to take when they stay overnight at friends’ houses. Great idea.

  16. I travel a lot! I am so going to have to make one of these. 🙂

  17. That is a really neat way to make a toothbrush carrier!! I love it!

  18. COOKIE SMITH says:

    I have been using Tom’s of Maine teeth products for many years. They are the besr

  19. marci schultz says:

    I cut the white dish drying towels in fourths, hem raw edges and use for napkins. No more buying paper napkins. They wash and are more absorbent than paper. A pack of 5 towels makes 20 napkins.

    • That’s a great idea Marci! Thanks for sharing your awesome tip with us! I’m definitely going to try that. I have some of those dish towels in my cupboard now!

  20. I LOVE this idea! I enjoy sewing, but I lose my patience sometimes with large projects. This is great for the beginner and so practical. Thanks for sharing! #client

  21. Rebecca Parsons says:

    Such a neat DIY toothpaste holder. This would be great for a gift too!

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