T.G.I.F The Toothbrush Cup


T.G.I.F. is a series of stuff I do on weekends. Of stuff you can do on your weekend too. Posted every Friday morning.

Steph and I had some dramatic moments before we moved while trying to find things for our apartment. We were on a budget and I’m really picky (and Steph’s really picky about weird things like vacuums) and there may have been a moment in the Target bath section where I almost lost it over shower curtains. We still don’t have one.

Anyhow, we needed a toothbrush holder, but the store only had ugly ones and ugly ones for like $6. That won’t do. So, I improvised, found a cute mug at a thrift store for 75 cents, and christened it our toothbrush holder. I thought it needed some spicing up, so I decided to paint and add some glitter.

Here is a short and obvious DIY:

Toothbrush Cup DIY

First. Clean out your mug and paint the inside your prefer color with acrylic paint.


And then when that dries, paint Mod Podge in it, and dump a bunch of glitter inside.


Let it dry. And then put your toothbrushes, plastic skeletons, and doll heads on sticks inside.


The doll is named Chloe. And that’s Mr. Bones. Our apartment is a kind of weird place.

Happy weekend! <3

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  • Jewelry Rage June 25, 2012, 8:54 pm

    Really great idea, love the colors.

  • katherine February 12, 2012, 2:25 pm

    Such a cool DIY. I have missed reading your blog lately since your month absence! Reading this post does make me, however, want to move out and get my own place to live! :) xo

  • Lolo Holmes (@lolo_holmes) February 12, 2012, 1:43 pm

    Haha I love it!

  • nova February 11, 2012, 8:40 am

    My bathroom is full of Mexican Luchadors and a giant poster of a cake so…yeah. This didn’t even strike me as odd.

  • Michelle Clement February 10, 2012, 9:51 pm

    Heh – this is awesome, miss Kara. :) I’ve been thinking about finding a cheesy old granny curtain for a shower curtain from a thrift shop – maybe that’s up your alley? Department store curtains just *kill* me. Ugh. You can line it with a cheap ol plastic one…and I love the random bits in there with the toothbrushes – like me house! We have little mini toys and such perched on almost everything…he he.

  • Bailey Tann February 10, 2012, 9:16 pm

    Great idea! I have so many mugs laying around I could pop out dozens of these.


  • Megan February 10, 2012, 11:07 am

    That was an adorable mug before, but you made it ten times cuter! I love the sweet glitter detail.

    xo, Megan

  • Marie February 10, 2012, 10:38 am

    yay, that’s such a cute idea! $6 for a tooth brush holder?! That’s ridiculous, isn’t it just a plastic cup?!
    I love the new TGIF feature and I’m happy that you’re back. Reading your blog every morning is a great way to start the day :)


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