Sunday, August 26, 2012

Pinned it, Made It! Monday ~ Week 6 ~

It’s Monday and that means it’s time for Pinned it Made it! If you’re new to Pinned it Made it! Monday, let me explain. It’s just a time to share something that we’ve pinned on Pinterest and then actually followed through with, be it a recipe, craft, idea or whatever. It has really motivated me to do something with those wonderful ideas on my many Pinterest boards! I hope it will do the same for you. Won’t you join me this week for Pinned it, Made it! Monday?

I pinned the recipe for homemade fabric softener awhile back and I finally made the time Saturday to mix up a batch. It was really easy and it smells SO good! And how economical!  Fabric softeners are so expensive in the store!

Here’s the pin (originally from The Frugal Girls).

What You’ll Need:

• 6 cups HOT water
• 3 cups white vinegar
• 2 cups Suave Refreshing Waterfall Conditioner {or other favorite scent}

What You’ll Do:

• Mix conditioner & hot water well, until conditioner is dissolved completely.
• Add the vinegar, and mix well.
• Store in a large container {empty fabric softener container, empty large vinegar bottle, etc}
• Pour into a downy ball… or use approx. 2 tbsp. in the fabric softener spot in your laundry machine… then wash!

**Note from Tammy **   I couldn’t get my conditioner to dissolve completely in the hot water (maybe my water wasn’t hot was as hot as I could get it coming from the faucet), but I remedied that by pulling out my hand-held blender. It took care of those small flakes of conditioner that didn’t completely dissolve. That made it perfectly smooth!

I put mine in mason jars (just because I love them and think everything looks better in a mason jar) and tied a little raffia bow around the top because everybody knows how much ladies love our pretty packaging, right?

Isn’t that the prettiest blue?

I’d really love to see what you’ve been up to as well!  Won't you join me today?

To participate in Pinned it, Made it! Monday, here are the guidelines:

1) Just do a post about what you’ve pinned and made from Pinterest, then come back over here to Country Girl at Home and link that particular post (not your blog in general) on this post below.

2) I don’t mind if you link up more than one post….multiple entries are fine.

3) You must add my Pinned it, Made it! Monday button on your post or sidebar of your blog linking back to Country Girl at Home. You may get this button code on the page at the top of my blog labeled “Buttons”. Just copy and paste the code into your post.

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There’s still time to sign up for my fall giveaway, if you haven’t done that yet.  You can sign up here.  The drawing will take place early Tuesday morning (August 28th). I will announce the winner by 9 a.m. on Tuesday.


And I have another treat for you! Are you enjoying the Sunporch Chats? Well if you are, come back this Wednesday because I have another guest coming over to my sunporch for a chat!  :)  Annie is a very sweet Christian lady that I know you’ll love.  Many of you may not know her yet as I met her through another avenue in blogland, but she is precious! She loves the Lord and her family and truly practices her faith and compassion everyday and it radiates! You won’t want to miss her visit!

Thank you, my friends, for stopping by! Have a wonderful week! :)

♥ Tammy ♥


Anonymous said...

What a great idea. I love that you put yours in Mason jars with the rafia ribbon. Wishing you a nice week.

Jamie said...

I agree about things looking better in jars! :) I'll have to try this, sounds super easy!

Karen said...

I've been wanting to try this!...and I do like how you put it in the mason jars. Do you think it softens well?

Holly said...

Oooh. I bet that smell wonderful! Will have to try it. Love the "packaging" too! Have a happy Monday.

LynnMarie said...

They sure do do great in the jars! What a pretty thing to look at while your doing laundry! Nice looking? How did it work?

Trace4J said...

Love love love!!
I will surely try this.
Love mason jars.
Thanks for sharing

Lois Christensen said...

This is great! I need to make this next since I made the powdered laundry detergent you and Karen posted awhile ago! Looks pretty too!

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Tammy, great idea, shall try it out, thanks. Looks wonderful in the Mason jars, then again, what dosen`t. Blessings Francine.

arkie said...

I have wanted to try that but was afraid it might leave oily spots on my clothes. I rarely use liquid softener because on some of our dark clothes you can see spots that look like oil spots, big ones! I haven't heard of anyone complaining of that before have you? I do use softener sheets with no problem.

Love the blue color and using canning jars!

Farm Girl said...

That looks wonderful. I am going to have to make that. It looks very cute in the jars.

Allison said...

I made the fabric softener awhile back, it smelled wonderful. I didn't make mine look as nice as you did.

Chenille Cottage said...

Hello sweet Tammy!
Oh...You are so resourceful and wise! I can't wait to make up a batch for home. I am always running out of fabric softener.
I love the way you filled canning jars with softener. what lovely gifts they would make for special friends.
I can't wait to share this with some of my church ladies.
Big blessings and hugs,
Carolynn xoxo

Mary Ann said...

I don't use fabric softener but one time I made my own Febreze from fabric softener; it worked really well! It sure is pretty!

Thanks for hosting!

bettyj said...

I may just try that.Does the vinegar keep it from going sour? I will try that this week! I always forget to buy fabric softener.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I am late to the party. Sorry such a crazy day. Thanks for hosting! Hope all is well. I already want to make that pizza dish above me.