California-based Etsy Store 'Needles In The Nest,' run by Ellen Steiger, has taken a very thrifty twist to DIY. Ellen Steiger created these knitting needles from ordinary toothbrush handles, and even made some beautiful classic loop rugs from using them. The 'Toothbrush Rug' as she likes to call it, was created from 8-9 yards of scrap pieces of cotton and weaved together using the toothbrush needles alone.
Ellen Steiger describes her process of creating the simple toothbrush needles as three-step process, which includes stripping the bristles off the brush, shaping the point and buffing so that the edges will be smooth. 'Needles In The Nest' have made a variety of needles available in every colour of the rainbow through the Etsy store.
Toothbrush Bodkin Tools
More Stats +/-
Coquettish Crocheted Swimwear
Naughty Knit Crafts
Knitted Comic Characters
DIY Eco Monster Toys
Free 2019 Report & eBook
Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.
Our Research Methodology
This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.