Sunday, June 6, 2010

Marmalade Jar Toothbrush Containers

     I think my kids have toothbrush collectaphobia. I finally cleared out their little containers the other day, and each of them had 5 or more.  I don't even know where they all came from.

     It is so important when you have multiple people sharing one small bathroom to keep toothbrushes separate. It has helped tremendously to cut down on the spread of germs. I wanted a way to keep it easy and fun for my kids to put them away properly, so I came up with this...

My Mom actually found these recycled marmalade jars at a yard sale.

To make the chalk board paint label, just cut out the desired shape on a piece of paper.

Use cellophane tape to attach. I used mine as a template and just painted with a small brush, using the edges as an outline.

You could use tape and carefully {and evenly} attach to the inside of the template. Then paint or spray paint as smoothly as possible over the entire label. Remove when it is totally dry.

Using chalk, label each jar. I like numbers.

There are many different types of jars you could use. Your local thrift store is a good resource. I spotted a few jam/jelly jars in at the local grocery store that looked great. Just purchase that particular brand and save the jars after you are finished with your treats. 



Robin {keephomesimple} said...

REALLY cute idea!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea!!

Lynn said...

Really cute! I'm going to share this with my grand daughter!


Amy said...

loved this idea. I featured you at this weeks "AP Tuesdays!" Thanks for a great post.

Pam said...

Clever way of decorating and being a careful mom at the same time. We women are brilliant! ;) Already following you. Pam @ Sallygoodin

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Very cute way to store toothbrushes! Those jars have the neatest shape too.


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