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How to customize your own bathroom accessories

Happy Monthly DIY Challenge day!! Woohoo! This month we are tackling something in every true crafter's supply collection... Modpodge!!! Modpodge seriously has so many uses. The possibilities are endless! That's why this month's challenge is so much fun. We've come up with 12 totally different project ideas!

12 ideas for modpodge crafts!

If you're not familiar with our challenge, you can read more about it here.


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We recently made over our son's nautical bathroom, so I brainstormed a way to incorporate Modpodge into that. I had a lot of trouble finding a toothbrush holder and soap dispenser that I liked, so I decided to create my own! It was super easy and quick, and now I have bathroom accessories that match the rest of the decor perfectly!

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How to decorate your own bathroom accessories:

I searched online for a plain white ceramic bathroom set and decided on this white toothbrush holder and soap dispenser on Amazon.

I gave them both a good wipe down with rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball to remove any residue or oils from my fingers that might prevent the Modpodge from sticking well. After cleaning them, I avoided touching the surface to keep them clean.

Can't find bathroom accessories you love? Decorate your own toothbrush holder and soap dispenser using printed art that matches your decor. Click to get the tutorial!

Next, I gathered my supplies. Since these would be going in a bathroom, I wanted them to be able to withstand moisture, so I decided to use dishwasher safe Modpodge. There is also an outdoor Modpodge which would probably work just as well in a bathroom environment.

Can't find bathroom accessories you love? Decorate your own toothbrush holder and soap dispenser using printed art that matches your decor. Click to get the tutorial!

I found these cute navy blue nautical prints with a map background on Etsy. I printed them out in sizes that would fit the bath accessories (one was wallet size and one was 4" x 6" that I trimmed down). I used a sponge brush to apply Modpodge onto the ceramic only in the area I planned to place the nautical print. Then, I placed the print on top of the wet Modpodge area. I smoothed out any bubbles with my finger.

Once positioned correctly, I used the sponge brush to apply a layer of Modpodge on top of the print. I applied a total of three coats on top, allowing it to dry between coats.

Can't find bathroom accessories you love? Decorate your own toothbrush holder and soap dispenser using printed art that matches your decor. Click to get the tutorial!

I decided I needed a little something else, so I added some twine to hide the edges of the print. I used this glue to draw a line of glue around the edge, and then added the twine, pressing and holding it as I went. I tried several different glues in my stash, and this one held the best!

Can't find bathroom accessories you love? Decorate your own toothbrush holder and soap dispenser using printed art that matches your decor. Click to get the tutorial!

I'm so happy with how cute they turned out! And they cost so much less than anything I could find in stores which I didn't love nearly as much. So glad I didn't just settle for something else!

Can't find bathroom accessories you love? Decorate your own toothbrush holder and soap dispenser using printed art that matches your decor. Click to get the tutorial!

DIY nautical bathroom accessories. Make your own soap dispenser and toothbrush holder

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Thanks for stopping by! We hope to see you again for next month's challenge on the second Wednesday of the month! 

Can't find bathroom accessories you love? Decorate your own toothbrush holder and soap dispenser using printed art that matches your decor. Click to get the tutorial!


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14 comments

  1. SO creative Nicole! They looks so sweet in your new bathroom space!

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  2. Oh these are the cutest! Love how they coordinate. What a great way to give plain bathroom accessories some life! That twine is the perfect finishing touch

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    1. Thanks, Erica! They needed a little something, and the twine worked out perfectly!

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  3. This is such a fantastic way to customize those bathroom accessories, Nicole! I spotted them in your bathroom makeover post and wondered if you had made them! And voila - here they are! SO cute!

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    1. Thanks, Bre! And good catch spying them in my previous post! ;)

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  4. This is such a cool idea! I love how it turned out!

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    1. Thanks, Erin! Sometimes I have to pretend I live somewhere coastal ;)

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  6. These are perfect for C's bathroom, Nicole! I really like the prints you found and how you framed them with twine. To cute!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Amy!! Hopefully he'll like boats when he gets bigger! He's stuck with them now! :)

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  7. nice post . Some really helpful information in there, Bookmarked. Nice to see your site. Thanks! harneymfg

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