DIY baby wipes. So easy and will SAVE, SAVE, SAVE you money. I made these when I found out I was expecting and I’m glad I did because I like them better than disposables. They clean more efficiently and 8 million of them don’t come out of the dispenser when I want just ONE. (Have you ever tried to pull out JUST ONE disposable wipe?) I made about 50 wipes and it cost me a little less than $10. Here are the directions:
What you will need:
1) Flannel (I chose white because I didn’t want any dyes to bother my precious one’s bottom)
3) Sew Machine
1) Buy the flannel from a fabric store (I found mine at Wal-Mart on sale).
2) Wash and DRY the material. This is very important as the fabric will shrink.
3) Cut into 8 inch by 8 inch squares.
4) Zig-zag the edges (or use a pretty stitch if you like!)
5) You are DONE!!
I looked up baby-wipe recipes, but decided to use plain water. I didn’t feel comfortable adding essential oils, soaps or etc to a mixture I was going to be using on my child. That being said, water works GREAT.
I’m so glad I made these, especially when I see Target advertising that their wipes are “only $4.56 per 256 count.” I’ll likely be able to use these wipes through the diapering of this child and my future one(s), too!
Wondering what to do with left-over fabric from your last sewing project? Here is an easy project! I love these coasters. My mother-in-law gave them to me and I use them all the time. Here’s why:
1) My oversize coffee cups fit on them nicely. (Other coasters are too small and cause my cup to tip if I don’t set it on them correctly).
2) They add a splash of color to my decor.
3) They are machine washable. (I have a set of stainless steel coasters. They get crumbs stuck in them and I have to clean them with special polish. What a pain..not to mention embarrassing when I have guests. Who wants to use someone else’s crumb laden coaster?)
4) They are homemade and therefore less expensive than almost anything you will find in a store. Go HERE for a price comparison.
My mom and I upholstered this chair
and this chair
We paid approximately $45 for fabric (this included material for throw pillows) It took a LOT of time, but I’m VERY happy with the outcome!
Here’s a link to instructions! Start SMALL! I’d advise you to think “cushion” if you have never done this before!
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