Mom’s Homemade Super Laundry Sauce
One Single tablespoon does a whole load of wash!
Here is an amazingly simple Do It Yourself detergent that doesn’t leave any residue on clothing, gets nearly every stain known to man out the first time around and smells clean and fresh- oh and did I mention that it costs about $1.76 for 128 loads of laundry?
Since our teen son started working at a fast food restaurant, this has become our most-loved detergent recipe. His clothing was so saturated with heavy french fry and onion ring grease scent that even washing them in TIDE didn’t take out the horrendous smell. I whipped up a half gallon of this detergent and washed his clothes while he was at school- he thought I’d gotten a new shirt from his boss at work! First time EVER that ALL of the smell finally came out of his clothes, without further à deux - here is my Super Laundry Sauce recipe!
Safe for HE machines.
~ This makes 1/2 Gallon of concentrate ~
~ Btw, that’s a full 128 loads of laundry!! ~
1 bar Fels Naptha (Yes, the ENTIRE Bar!)
1 cup 20 Mule Team Borax
1 cup Arm & Hammer Washing Soda (NOT BAKING SODA!!)
4 cups of hot water
All ingredients can be found here:
Fels Naptha Soap: http://amzn.to/18yoJOQ
Washing Soda: http://amzn.to/13otxs4
Halloween Candle Cluster Craft - Take wrapping paper, paper towel, & toilet paper tubes, use a glue gun to make the drips, spray paint black, and top with a dollar store battery operated tea lights…cool effect, and no fire hazard!
So I was just casually looking around on the IKEA website and found this set of 3 adorable GRÄDDIG wall buttons (which can be found here). I’M IN LOVE! However, I am not in love with the price ($19.99 for 3 wall decorations is outrageous to someone who likes shopping at thrift stores and doing DIY projects for decor).
I feel like I could probably make these on my own!
What I’d need:
- 3 colored plastic (or glass/ceramic?) plates from the dollar store - $3
- A can of white spray paint from Walmart for the polka dots (or other designs) - $1
- Some sort of eyelets from Walmart (for the metal in the button holes - $4
- My drill - $0
- Yarn or a shoelace (which I already have) - $0, or $1 from the dollar store.
All of that equals $8-9 (plus tax). Which is much better than $19.99, AND I would have eyelets left over if I wanted to make more colors and designs. :)
All I’d need to do is:
- Print stencils for any designs I wanted and spraypaint the designs on (and let them dry).
- Drill the button holes and insert the eyelets (there’s instructions on how to insert them without a tool here), and run the yarn or shoelaces through the holes.
- Tie the yarn off in a way that I could use it as a hanger for the back (that way I wouldn’t need to try to drill anything into the back).
- If hanging it from the yarn doesn’t work, hot-gluing picture hangers (I already own a hot glue gun and tons of picture hangers) would be the way to go.
Also, I’d like to add that drilling through plastic may not work (some plastics crack if you try to drill through them) so trying the ceramic plates the dollar store sells might be a good idea as well (the ceramic ones would likely look better anyways).
ALSO, certain thrift stores sell various plates (different colors, shapes, sizes, designs, etc) for less than $1 a piece. So money could be saved on the plates and the spray paint. :)