Monday, May 16, 2011
How To Make Dish Tulle Scrubbies | Family Economics
Recently, I shared my favorite DIY household helper -- the tulle dish scrubbie. There was so much interest, I wanted to share step-by-step instructions and photographs of how to make these.
Although I suggest using half yard sections, you can make denser and fuller dish scrubbies using complete yard sections for every three finished pieces.
To make a tulle dish scrubbie:
1. Purchase 10 yards of tulle (also known as nylon netting) at the fabric store. Tulle is quite inexpensive and comes in a multitude of colors.
2. Cut the 10 yards of tulle into half yard sections so you have 20 sections all together.
3. With one of the half yard sections, create 1-inch accordion folded sections.
4. Then, tie a tight knot in the center with baking string, fishing line, yarn, twine or most any other string you can readily find. I personally like to use waxed dental floss. Make additional ties towards the ends of the folded piece.
5. With scissors, cut off the end folds, and cut in between each of the ties to create three individual pompoms of tulle. Make sure the ends you cut are even and trim away any uneven pieces.
6. Pull apart all the layers to fluff up the scrubbie into a rounded shape.
I keep one tulle scrubbie at the kitchen sink for hand washing dishes and the rest stuffed in a Gallon-Sized Ziploc® Brand Storage Bag with the air removed before sealing to save space under the sink.
The open mesh of the nylon netting helps create wonderful, long-lasting soap foam which helps me save money and use less soap than I would with a dishcloth. After each use of my scrubbie, I rinse well and air dry.