Make Your Own Dish Scrubby

Make Your Own Dish Scrubby - Blossoms and Posies

We do a lot of cooking at our house. And a lot of cooking means a lot of dishes!

For pennies you can make your own dish scrubbies in a rainbow of colors (each scrubby cost us just 25¢!)

Keep them by the sink, or pop a few in a basket with a bottle of dish soap to make a colorful and practical gift. They’re the sort of things moms and grandmothers love because they’re useful and made by you!

Supplies

1/4 yard of netting in your favorite color
hands :-) (your most important tool, naturally)

Instructions

1. Fold the netting in half cross-wise

Fold netting crosswise - Blossoms and Posies

2. Roll the folded netting lengthwise

Roll netting lengthwise - Blossoms and Posies

3. Tie a loose square knot in the netting

Tie a square knot - Blossoms and Posies

4. Tie another square knot, keeping the point of the first knot facing away from you (this keeps the base knots in a more round formation)

Tie a second knot - Blossoms and Posies

Knots 1 and 2 - Blossoms and Posies

5. Tie a third square knot up around the middle of the two previous knots.

Tie 3rd knot - Blossoms and Posies

6. Find the very first knot and stick your thumbs into the outside of it, pulling to spread the netting open.

Stick your thumbs into the first knot - Blossoms and Posies

7. Pull one side of the open end around the knots and tuck in the ends and the rest of the knot, so you have a ball. Adjust both sides so that the scrubbie looks even. If you find it ends up too tight a ball, just untie the knots and try it again. You’ll notice the netting gets softer and easier to work with as you use it. If you’d like a larger final scrubby, start with 1/2 yard of netting next time.

Tuck in loose netting - Blossoms and Posies

Finished scrubbie - Blossoms and Posies

 

8. These scrubbies are easy to clean. Just untie them and throw them in the laundry, then retie. If you are giving some as a gift, you could even throw in some homemade coupons for your dishwashing service!

Washing - Blossoms and Posies

 

Make Your Own Dish Scrubby
 
For pennies you can make your own dish scrubbies in a rainbow of colors!
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You’ll need…
  • ¼ yard of netting in your favorite color

Here’s what to do…
  1. Fold the netting in half cross-wise
  2. Roll the folded netting lengthwise
  3. Tie a loose square knot in the netting
  4. Tie another square knot, keeping the point of the first knot facing away from you (this keeps the base knots in a more round formation)
  5. Tie a third square knot up around the middle of the two previous knots.
  6. Find the very first knot and stick your thumbs into the outside of it, pulling to spread the netting open.
  7. Pull one side of the open end around the knots and tuck in the ends and the rest of the knot, so you have a ball. Adjust both sides so that the scrubbie looks even. If you find it ends up too tight a ball, just untie the knots and try it again. You’ll notice the netting gets softer and easier to work with as you use it. If you’d like a larger final scrubby, start with ½ yard of netting next time.
  8. These scrubbies are easy to clean. Just untie them and throw them in the laundry, then retie. If you are giving some as a gift, put them in a basket with a small bottle of dish soap. You could even throw in some homemade coupons for your dishwashing service!

 

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3 Responses to “Make Your Own Dish Scrubby”

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  1. sandy says:

    What a great gift idea! I hadn’t thought about untying them to wash. Great tutorial!

  2. Ali says:

    Love this! Thanks for sharing such wonderful ideas!

  3. Sandy says:

    So cool!
    Ellen

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