Saturday, January 28, 2012
Frugal Friday (on Saturday)
I may have mentioned once or twice that I am addicted to Pinterest. I love finding new and crafty ideas. And, I am proud to say, I not only find these ideas but follow through on them too.
My dishwashing station is a perfect example. It all started with this pin for a cake stand holder for sponges and soaps. I promptly made one with thrift store finds and left over paint. On it I placed knit dishclothes which we've been using in place of sponges.
Then I decided to make dish powder (we found citric acid at our local homebrew store). The dish powder, of course, had to go into a lovely vintage mason jar scavenged from our garage (and probably purchased from an estate sale).
Finally I came across this tutorial for a simple scrubbie made from onion bags (or in my case a potato bag). I used left over cotton yarn.
The total cost for all these projects was minimal. And now I have a fun, bright, environmental and frugal dish washing station.