Jewelry Cleaner

I know we are all looking to save a penny where we can.  This neat little recipe for homemade jewelry cleaner will help with that! I bet you can find all of the ingredients already in your kitchen.

You will need:

1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon dish detergent
1 cup water
1 piece aluminum foil

Directions:

1 – Heat water in the microwave for 1 or 2 minutes.
2 – Cut a piece of aluminum foil that roughly covers the bottom of a small bowl (like a cereal bowl).
3 – Pour hot water into bowl. Place salt, soda, and dish washing liquid into bowl. Place jewelry on top of foil and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse jewelry in cool water and dry jewelry completely with soft cloth. Discard solution after use and make a new batch next time.

This works well for gold-filled, brass, German (nickel) silver, sterling silver, freshwater pearls, shell cameos, and mother of pearl. The solution is safe for you and the environment, but extended exposure can dry out your hands.

Must-Have Organizer for Hair Accessories

If you have little girls that like scrunchies and headbands, then you know the problem of finding storage space for their hair accessories.

Look no further! Today I am introducing you to the Headband/Scrunchie holder.

Supplies:

Scissors

Empty Oatmeal Canister

Scrap fabric

Hot Glue Gun

Ruler

 

Directions:
1. Measure your oatmeal canister’s height, and cut your fabric about a 1/4″ more than that.
(Mine was 9 1/2 inches so I cut the fabric to 9 3/4 inches.)

2. Cut your fabric to fit the circumference of your canister with about 1″ overlap.

3. Line your fabric up to the lip of your canister. Using your hot glue gun, begin securing your fabric to the canister. Be sure to keep it flush with the lip.

4. Once your fabric is glued around the canister, flip the canister over so the bottom is up.  Fold over and glue the extra fabric on the bottom of the canister.

 

5. Place your ribbon flush to the top of your canister and glue the ribbon around the canister.  You can do as many rows as you would like on your canister. Be creative!

6. When finished, wrap your headbands on the outside and throw your scrunchies inside!
What cute storage that you won’t mind leaving out on the counter for display.