How to refill a Swiffer Wetjet cleaner bottle

16 Aug

As I stated yesterday here is the tutorial on how to refill the Swiffer Wetjet Bottle that holds the cleaner.  If you missed my tutorial for the Wetjet replacement pad click here    So easy and I never have to worry about how much cleaner the kids use  anymore!!  In just a few steps you will easily be able to use your own cleaner to fill the bottle.

Lets get started

Here is what you need

Pot of water

Swiffer Bottle

nail clipper

Start by boiling a small pot of water.

Place the cap in the water for about a minute.

Using a towel or potholder you will now be able to twist of the top.

If you can not twist the cap off, place in the boiling water again.

The reason for this is heat softens the plastic and you will be able to twist of the top

Here is the bottle with the lid off

This is the lid.  It has little knobs that “lock” the lid on the bottle

You want to cut this knobs off with the nail clippers so that you can easily take the lid off in the future

Clipping the knobs

Knobs all clipped off

Now fill the bottle with your cleaner and screw lid back on.

You will now be able to take the lid off easily

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Swiffer Wetjet Replacement pad DIY Tutorial

15 Aug

Hello!  So sorry that I have been absent so long!!  It has been a really crazy summer…… Between kids being home all summer,vacations,illness,  and everything in between I have not had a moment to my self   let alone time to blog and create new projects for you.

You might have come across this project already, but  I HAD to share it with you,  As this is a new one to me.  I can’t believe I never thought of this simple idea before.  A Replacement washable Swiffer Wetjet pad!!  I hate the high cost of  the replacement pad.  My kids always want to “help” Mop the floor and I always cringe at the thought of that “help”  They use more liquid and pads that you can ever imagine.  Now I won’t mind if they “help”.  My new favorite LOVE is PINTEREST!!! I’m So addicted!!!  Anyway I saw this idea and wanted to make it with out any cost.  I saw several ideas and came up with this version

check out this post as well !!  How to refill the cleaner bottle

Here is what you will need:

Old hand towel measuring 14″ x21″

Soft side of velcro 42″ in length you will not use the scratchy side

Sewing machine, thread, and measuring tape

Lets get started.

1.   Fold the towel in half so it measures 10.5″ across

 2.  Cut along the folded edge

You will have two pieces, this will make two pads

The directions are for one pad.  You can either complete each pad individually or do both pads at the same time. Just do each step on  both of the two pieces

3.  Fold bottom edge up 4.5″

4.  Fold Top edge down to meet bottom   edge

 5.  Sew around all edges with a zig zag stitch.  You may want to use a jeans needle as this is thick on the edge that already has the finished edge.   You could do a straight stitch on the three finished edges and a zig zag on the unfinished edge.  This is to prevent the edge from unraveling after many washes.

6. next cut your soft side of velcro to the length of the pad.  It should be 10.5″.  You will need two strips per pad.  So   you should cut four 10.5 pieces.

 7.  Measure down 1″ from the top long side.  This is were you are going to place your velcro and pin.

 8.  Measure up from bottom long edge 1″.  Place and pin your soft side of velcro .

9.  Sew using a zig zag stitch all around the velcro.  Making sure that the middle of the  pressure foot is on the edge of the  velcro.  This way you will get a good secure stitch.

 You have completed one pad!!!  I know that was so easy and I can’t believe I didn’t think of it sooner!!  If you just did one pad at a time go back and run through these steps again and you will have two pads!! This is SO much cheaper than the expensive replacement pads.

Remember check back tomorrow to see how to refill the bottle.

Another really good Trick!!

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New 4th of July Designs!!

14 Jun

I’m so excited to share with you 4 new 4th of July Designs

They were a lot of fun to create and I hope

that you like them!!

Let me know what you think!!

Chevron Heart with Raggy Star

Stars and Stripes Forever

I Love 4th of July

Kaboom

Fun Friday~~ New Designs

18 May

Mommy’s Shopping Buddy

Daddy’s Golfing Buddy

Thursdays Craft Tip~~ A Magnet

17 May

This probably the simplest tip yet,

but I never think of it when this happens!!

Have you ever spilled your sewing pin box!!

OH MAN!!  I HATE IT when that happens!!

Pins all over the floor and it seems like

it takes days to pick them all up.

Yes, I probably have more pins than I need,

but  I think I “need” them!

Why don’t I ever think to keep a magnet

in my sewing area!  So simple put the

magnet over the pins and they are picked up for you!!

I’m going to go find a magnetic right now…..

You should to!!

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Fabric Checkbook Tutorial

16 May

As I promised here is the checkbook cover

to match the wallet from last weeks post

If you missed the wallet tutorial here it is:

Wallet Tutorial

If you would like a premade checkbook cover or wallet

check out my items in my shop  Here

If you would like a different color let me know

I love making custom creations

Supplies:

1/4 yard of fabric

1/2 yard of 20″ fusible interfacing

thread, sewing machine, and iron

Pattern Checkbook cover

Let’s get started:

Print out the pattern and lay pieces on top of fabric

Pin or draw around pattern

cut out

repeat with interfacing,  cut out

Fuse interfacing to pieces

following instructions on interfacing

If want to embroider something on the front

now is the time to do it on piece #1

on wrong side fold 1/4″ on top of piece #2 and bottom of

2nd Piece # 2.  Press with iron

Stitch close to edge on both pieces

Place pieces #2 on top of piece #1 so both right sides are

facing up and folded edges of Pieces #2 are toward the center

Stitch Pieces #2 to #1 with 1/4″ stitch

Place second Piece #1 on top of the completed #1 & #2 pieces

right sides together

Stitch 1/2″ around leaving a hole to turn

Turn right side out through the hole.

Press flat

Hand Stitch opening closed

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Countdown to SUMMER!!!

15 May

So we are in the last few days before summer!!

 My daughter is excited and keeps

asking how many more days of school?

So we did this project to help her see how many days were left.

Since she is wanting to know how many total days

we included the weekends as well.

That’s right we only have 12 more days until school is out!!

Supplies:

Colored paper

marker

glue stick

tape

Cut out a large circle for the sun

cut out enough chain strips for the number of days you have left

we cut ours 2″x9″

and then some small strips for the rays of the sun

we cut ours 1″ x 4  1/2″

If you want draw a face on the sun

Next using your glue stick glue the sun rays on the back of the sun

Make sure you leave a space at the bottom for your first chain

Sun with it’s rays

Connect your first chain to the back of the sun

Continue adding chains until you have all of your chain strips added

We started using the glue stick and

found that tape held the chains together better.

My daughter with her finished Summer Chain!!

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Beach Towel

11 May

Have you checked out my beach towel that I have available for you to customize?

This would be great for a Graduation gift,for a  summer trip

or just because they are so darn cute!!

You choose the towel color and a applique design from my large selection of designs available!

You also can choose the fabric colors used in the applique!

All for $12.00!  What a deal!!

For $3.00  more you can have a name added!

Click Here to order yours today!!

Fun Friday New Designs~~

11 May

I Love Pizza App

Ring (APP)

Small Iron Helper

10 May

Do you ever have a hard time using your regular iron to do appliques?

I have a large iron and always had a hard time ironing the applique

onto the shirt before the satin stitch.

(not sure what I’m talking about? Check out my

applique tutorial here )

Well not anymore Look what I found at my Walmart!!!

This was 9.99

Make sure you let it heat up for awhile before you try to use it

It does not heat up as fast as my regular iron

Perfect size for ironing the heat n bond to the shirt!!

Even in the 4×4 hoop!!

I still went over the finished item with my regular iron

just to make sure if was really secure and to get all the

wrinkles out of the shirt.

This was a really neat find for me and will help out a lot!!