Make It Yourself Monday: Homemade Dishwasher Tabs!


It's "Make it yourself Monday", and I am super excited about it!!

Have you ever found yourself starring at the dishwasher detergents at the store wondering witch one won't leave a film on your dishes and cost an arm and leg?

I have been there with you and so I have now decided to make my own dishwasher tabs!

I love Finish dishwasher tabs, but I don't always have a coupon and the dishwasher I have right now is really picky and they don't work. Frown

The great thing about this recipe is you can make a ton of tabs and it's cheap and easy!!

Here is what you will need:

1 Cup Washing Soda
1 Cup Borax -Note: Make sure to not touch your eyes when working with borax.
1/4 Cup Epsom Salt
Lemon Juice

*Most of these ingredients I had on hand from making my own laundry detergent.

This will make a lot!! You can cut the recipe in half if needed.


:: Mix all of your dry ingredients together

:: Slowly add your lemon juice a tablespoon at a time - I did around 8 tablespoons.

:: You don't want it to be too wet or too dry.

:: Once you have the right consistency you can start to fill your ice cube trays

:: Let them dry until they are hard and fairly easy to remove

I unfortunately haven't used ice cube trays in years since my fridge makes ice cubes, so I used my molds that I got at IKEA. (they worked fine as well)

This is just part of the batch that I made, in the end I had around 60 tabs!! How awesome is that?!!

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Make It Yourself Monday: Light Sabers For Under $1.00!!


How awesome are these?!!

I decided it would be great to share things you can easily make for the kiddos or the home, so I will be doing "Make It Yourself Monday" every Monday to show you super easy thing that you can make too!!

Today I wanted to share these super fun and easy to make Light Sabers! This is something kiddos can even do all by themselves!

Here is what you will need:

:: Duct Tape

:: Electrical Tape - Or any black tape

:: Pool Noodle - I found mine at the Dollar Store and was able to make 2 out of one noodle!

Total Cost: Under $1.00 for 1!!

I went super simple on the decorating, but there are endless possibilities for these!!

If you have any old pool noodles sitting around or plan on heading to the Dollar Store soon you can make these too for your little Jedi's!

Walmart also has pool noodles right now for around $1.88 (still not a bad deal!)

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