A couple of weeks ago, I found a recipe (just google homemade laundry detergent) for making my own laundry detergent. Mine is 20 Mule Team Borax, Arm&Hammer washing soda and ivory soap. I love it. It smells clean and is so cheap. Two tablespoons for a large load is all it takes.
We got this jar (full of buttons) at the flea market last spring. I emptied the buttons into a smaller jar and put the detergent in it. This morning I found some awesome labels at Tipnut. You can enter your own text where I put "laundry detergent" and then print them out. I just mod podged this onto the jar. Simple. Clean. I love it!
The idea for doing this can came from the Pickled Pepper Patch. She used a jar and made a luminary and I plan to try that, too. But in this case, I used a can. One portion of last night's supper came from this can. When I did the supper dishes, I washed it and took the label off. (Good collard greens...from a can! I know!) Then I gave it a couple of coats of black paint and let it sit overnight. This morning I remembered this cute little graphic (from GoneCountryGraphics. it's also on my sidebar) and mod podged it on. Then I put a coat of mod podge over it to protect it and added a little cinnamon around the edges. I took it outside and sprayed some sealant over it so the cinnamon wouldn't keep falling off. I brought it in and sat it on my newly painted black shelf, went around the house finding stuff to put in it (lol). I didn't have a lot of stuff so I filled the can with little bits of batting I had in a basket so I could just lay the leaves and pumpkin on top. I found a couple of glitter sister halloween cards from years past...they make me smile so much! Altogether, I think it's a nice little autumny change.
Yes, that is the shelf that was green with a checkered border and folk painting. I got tired of it. :)
My Grandpa made this shelf many, many years ago. I think he would like this.
Well, the bacon's frying and more stuff is begging to be painted, sewn and glued. See ya tomorrow (after all my SuddenValues work is done, of course!) xoxoxoxoxoxox