Thursday, July 1, 2010

Laundry Soap never looked so good

A few weeks ago I picked up this little ceramic canister at a Habitat For Humanity Restore.

After I got it home I realized that it didn't seal well enough to store food.

No worries, though, it can hold laundry soap!

I was able to use some hand-me-down stickers my mother-in-law gave me.

I used letter stickers to label the front and laundry stickers on the back.  I used a permanent marker to make the clothes line and clothespins.  The marker won't rub off but it will come off if you use a Mr. Clean Magic Sponge (I had to erase a boo-boo I made).

I filled the container with my homemade laundry soap.  This batch turned out a bit too chunky because I experimented with Ivory soap instead of my usual Fels Naptha.  It still works but I have to help the soap dissolve in the water before I add the clothes.

*note to self:  don't use Ivory soap!

So for $2.00 (the cost of the canister) I have a cute addition to my laundry room.


  1. I LOVE your laundry soap container, and the decorations on it look so cute! We make homemade laundry soap now since you introduced it to us. We keep it in a plastic container, but now I will be on a lookout for one like yours. I was jealous of your composting under the sink and now your laundry room! Ha! Have a good week!

  2. What an adorable container! My homemade laundry soap calls for grated castille soap, borax, washing soda and baking soda. I was using Dr. Bronner's Baby Mild as my grated soap, but then I discovered that it works just as well without the grated bar soap. The clothes are so fresh without being 'perfume-y'. But, alas, mine is stored in an old pretzel container from BJ's. *sigh*

  3. Was that the Habitat store at Kempsville and Providence??? Or is there one in Chesapeake???

  4. We went across the water to Hampton. I think it was on Warwick Blvd. in the older neighborhood.


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