Thursday, October 9, 2008

Make Your Own Dish Scrubber



When you use your last onion or garlic bulb, don't throw away the plastic netted bag it comes in. The material makes a perfect dish scrubber. Just take the bag, roll it into a ball and secure it with fishing wire.


My Thrifty Green Thursday Tip of the week is never buy a dish scrubber again--just make your own! For more tips, click here.

10 comments:

Rebecca said...

I saved a bunch of those bags for this very reason, but then I never got around to trying them out as scrubbers! I wonder where I put my collection? I am going to dig them out and give this a try. Thanks for the Thrifty Green Thursday idea!

Kathleen said...

That's a great idea! I never know what to do with those bags and hate to throw them away.

MaryAnn Ashley said...

Great idea.

Enjoyed reading your previous post too.

Abbi said...

I have used those bags and crocheted them into pot scrubbers (which also works fine) but your method looks easier!

Joy said...

These are the exact scrubbers that people buy at the store for $5.00 or more--so great point! It's simple, budget-friendly and earth friendly! Thanks for joining TGT this week!

CanCan said...

I always wondered how to make it stay together. I guess with a wire in it you can't use it for a shower poof though. Hrm...

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

You're so crafty :o) That's a fantastic idea my dear.

Honey Mommy said...

My grandma takes these bags and sews them into squares. She just takes a couple of layers and zig-zags the edges. They work pretty well!

sara l said...

That's brilliant!

Sewing-Chick said...

Great idea! I actually have a yellow one emptied and waiting for me to do something with it. I also have several yards of stiff tulle from a bridesmaid dress that I've been crafting with.
I made one of those upside-down tomato planters yesterday and used the stiff tulle instead of burlap to keep the dirt from falling out. I bet the used onion bags would work too :)