From That to This: West Elm Toothbrush Holder to DIY Vase

By Brittni • posted on 07/07/2021

Some DIYs are more complicated than others, but this one couldn’t be any easier…

When I was still in Seattle (and lived directly across the street from Wets Elm) I found these toothbrush holders and fell in love with the stripes. I didn’t really need a vessel for the bathroom, so I bought one to use as a vase for tiny centerpieces instead. I use it all the time!

Tips for Creating a Similar Centerpiece: Cut the stems short (close to the vase’s opening) for a uniquely, casual look. I recommend trimming the stems under water at a 45 degree angle and removing all leaves from the stems. Water should be changed out every other day or as needed. 

My favorite flowers to include in any arrangement are peonies and ranunculus, which were super easy to find in spring, but during the summer, not so much. Guess I am going to need to find a new favorite. Any suggestions?

Which kind of flowers are your favorites to include in arrangements?

photos and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff (that’s me)

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Glad you found me Erin. Thanks for stopping by!


I just found your website through Mod Podge Rocks blog 🙂 So many cute ideas! I always buy the bathroom sets but never use the toothbrush holders since my electric toothbrush has it’s own holder. Now I know what to do with them 😉


We love this SUPER easy DIY, Toothbrush Holders are pretty cool looking! love this colors. thanks for sharing.


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Thanks for stopping by Maya. Glad you found me. 🙂


I just saw this pic on Facebook via Jax from Paper + Lace and had to find your blog! So impressed by this idea, looks great. I am now going to see toothbrush holders with new eyes…

Maya @ House Nerd

Luv it! @papernstitch: Do you have those cool, striped toothbrush holders from @westelm ? You should turn it into this:

Kim Vallee (@KimVallee)

oh yeah! zinnias are pretty cool looking! love the bright colors. thanks for stopping by.


Very pretty! I use zinnia’s a lot for cut flowers and I have 5 sage bushes that have been blooming a lot this year. So I have been taking cutting off those to.

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