DIY Dinosaur Toothbrush Holder


I made this easy DIY dinosaur toothbrush holder for Mr. Nomad's birthday after being inspired by something similar on Pinterest and i'm really happy with how it turned out! Its a great quirky gift for someone who likes dinosaurs (although you could use any other animal for it). 

Here's my tips for making the perfect little dino toothbrush holder: 

1.       Find a suitable dinosaur. This actually proved more difficult than I had imagined as they annoyingly tended to be soft rubber ones (as a child I remember seeing plastic dinos being sold everywhere). It took me a lot of searching to find the one I used I the end (I also wanted if possible to get one that looked like a brontosaurus as Mr. Nomad really likes them, so settled for the brachiosaurus as it looks very similar). I eventually found one in Toyworld but they weren't available in all branches. It was by a brand called Schneider and was more expensive than I hoped and imagined (around $12) but it was worth it for a personalised present.

2.       Mr. Nomad’s dad actually helped me to drill a hole into the dinosaur for the toothbrush. This was difficult with a handheld drill due to the thin shape of the dinosaur (although I would imagine it' d be a lot easier if i'd have chosen a stegosaurus or a bulkier animal) so in the end he used a drill with a clamp. At this stage make sure you choose a drill with the diameter of a toothbrush and make sure to drill far enough so it actually holds the toothbrush. You can keep checking this during this process though.


3.       Brush off any dust from the dinosaur and there you have it! I actually rolled up a piece of paper saying ‘I like to hold toothbrushes’ and put it in the drilled hole so when he opened the present he knew what to use it for. 

Have you made any DIY presents or gifts?

10 comments

  1. Such a great idea! I like creating one as a DIY personalized gift. You're really smart.
    One issue I think we have to deal with which you didn't mention is weight. The vertical length of a toothbrush would require the holder to be either heavy or weighted to avoid falling over. A solvable problem but a common one.

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  2. such a cute idea! x

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  3. Hahaha this is so awesome – I love dinosaurs! My friends used to call me Tee Rex in high school. Great present – did Mr. Nomad like it?

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  4. Thanks! You're definitely right about the weight of the dino needing to be pretty heavy so it doesn't fall over! Thanks for reminding me- i'll try and add it into the post :)

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  5. Haha, that's a pretty cool nickname to have! Mr. Nomad loved it i'm please to say. Thanks- I will check out your blog.

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  6. That's so cool! I'm imagining a whole family of dinosaur toothbrush holders along the bathroom window sill.

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  7. A whole family of dinosaur toothbrush holders would be awesome!

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