Today, I was looking for an easy, cute, edible Valentine idea and decided to make another candy dish. Intrigued? Read on.
Valentine Chocolate sugar cookies…who knew? There’s just something about a chocolate sugar cookie. Chocolate is the perfect flavor for Valentine’s Day and these adorable little heart cookies will make your valentine so happy. Let me tell you they are delicious, in this display you can even eat the dish, lol, keep reading to find out how I made it…
I have to give credit where credit is due for the idea of posting about “simple” things. Amelia from YouCanAlwaysStartNow and I collaborate regularly on ideas for posts like travel, life, monthly challenges, as well as many other things.
Today’s simple things ideas is all about household sponges and some of their many uses.
All you need for endless loads of super-soft laundry is a sponge (or a few), water, fabric softener and a sealed container. These never-ending DIY laundry sheets are built to last, they’re easy on your wallet, and it’s an easy way to be environmentally friendly.
Supplies You’ll Need
1 cup of liquid fabric softener
2 cups of water
Mix the fabric softener and water in the resealable container.
Cut the sponges in half and place them in the container. Let them soak up the liquid completely.
The next time you do a load of laundry, take one sponge out. Squeeze the sponge over the container to remove any excess fabric softener. Place the sponge in the dryer with your laundry just like you would a normal dryer sheet.
Once your laundry is done, place the sponge back into the container for another time. You can reuse them endlessly. Just be sure to replace the water and fabric softener every 2 to 3 months.
Use sponges as ice packs. All you need to do is take a standard kitchen sponge, soak it in water, put it inside a Ziploc bag, and freeze it. When you’re done, you have an ice pack. The handy thing is that when the ice starts to melt, the sponge soaks up the water so it doesn’t leak everywhere.
Add sponges to the bottom of plant pots. It will prevent water from dripping out the bottom of the planter and destroying surfaces. It has happened to me too many times until I discovered this great idea.
My personal favorite use for household sponges is to put them in the bottom of the crisper of my refrigerator. This will keep your vegetables fresher for longer by preventing moisture from accumulating in the bottom of the refrigerator crisper. Line the bottom of the drawer with dry sponges and replace any time they seem wet. Removing this excess moisture will help keep veggies at their peak. This also helps keep your crisper clean.
Simple things like household sponges can have many uses and are indeed . A Wandaful Thing!
What do you use household sponges for?
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It’s hard to believe that 2018 is so quickly coming to a close. I wish you all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year.
I took a look back at the year and am doing a quick recap of my top 5 most popular posts in 2018. It seems that my DIY projects were far more popular than my Vintage Item posts. Next year my focus will definitely be on doing more upcycle and DIY projects.
I was so pleased to see all the wonderful and fabulous ideas for vintage image greeting cards. Be sure to click on the link above to see more of the cards. Here is a card that my friend and fellow blogger made – she blogs over at Youcanalwaysstartnow.
HAPPY NEW YEAR – Thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you back here in 2019.
Wow, I cannot believe this will be my 5th year in a row bringing you 12 Days of Christmas from A WandafulThing. I’m excited this year as all the crafts can be made in under 30 minutes.
Some of my posts will be about items you can make with the help of your Cricut Machine but don’t be disheartened if you don’t have one as I’ll give you alternate ways to do the crafts.
So stay tuned, I cannot wait to show you all the fabulous things I’ll be making this year.
Here is a recap with links to all the Wandaful Things I created last year (2017). If you didn’t get a chance to see what I did last year it was all about vintage items as Christmas presents, take a look…
Welcome to A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas – Day4
I am thrilled to be able to bring you A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas for the 4th year in a row. I’m excited as this year the theme of all of my posts will be about thrifted, gifted (diy) and vintage items as Christmas presents.
Today is Day 4 and this gift falls into the “thrifted” category.
I found two large apothecary jars at an Estate Sale this year and knew they would make great gifts. I was attracted to the “Shine A Light” on the front of the jar. One of the jars got some twigs, fake snow and silver balls and the other some fake snow and a candle.
I saw a very similar idea at IKEA this year with twigs and balls in a large clear jar.
I know these will look great in their new homes. I hope the recipients feel the same way. I cannot wait for you to come back and see what Day 5 brings.
Thrifted, gifted and vintage gifts are A WandafulThing, unique and one of a kind.
Here is a recap with links to what’s happened so far and links to all the Wandaful Things I created last year (2016).