Why should laundry day with all of those dirty clothes have to be~well~dirty. Why not make it as pretty as possible. I have been making my own laundry detergent for many years. You can see how I make it here. I love that it saves me a lot of money first of all but also it gives a great satisfaction. It cleans well and is very economical. I wanted to make a new container for keeping the dry powder once it is made so a came up with another pretty but inexpensive solution.
First a trip to the Dollar General. This box immediately caught my eye. It is a very heavy weight box with a Velcro snap lid. Most of all I love the colors!
I gathered my supplies. Borax, Washing soda, Zote, and Fels-Naptha soap. I have been using a combination of Zote and Fels-Naptha for a bit now.
I made a bag for the soap out of a heavy weight Osnaburg fabric. A pretty piece of lace was added to the top and then a casing and pretty soft ribbon was made to tie the bag.
Mix up the soap and then place it in a plastic bag. I actually used two bags since it what I had on hands. They are a pretty color and smell nice also.
Another unconventional use for a teacup makes a nice scoop for the soap. It was placed inside in the soap mixture. Now every time the bag is opened it is a pretty picture!
Place the plastic and the soap mixture inside the new bag which has been made and you have made a pretty experience for doing the laundry which will last a long time!
Close up of the bag.
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