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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Cleaning Wipes Covers

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Do you use these?


I do and I love them!
It's sometimes so nice to just grab a wipe and clean up a quick mess.



I have one in almost every room, but they really aren't that cute if you don't have a place to stow it (like I kept one on an open shelf in my family room). So I decided to spruce some up.


You have to search a little to find the colors you like.
(The black ones I got in the automotive section).

And when you need to refill, just empty out a new container and put it in your cute one!

So here's how to make one:

1) Supplies: Cleaning wipe container
Fabric Mod Podge
Brush
& Cute fabric



2) Tear off label

3) Measure around and add 1/2 inch for seam allowance



4) Measure length and add 1/2 inch for seam allowance


5) Cut and iron fabric and pin 3 edges



6) Hem 3 edges




7) Mod Podge entire wrong side evenly



8) Apply to container staring with the unhemmed edge first



9) Smooth it out and let it dry for at least 2 hours



10) Now Mod Podge the entire outside on the fabric





11) Let dry for a day or two. Longer if it still feels a little sticky.
 It will dry clear leaving the fabric a nice plasticy luster.





12) Your'e done!





Now you can keep it out and it won't be an eye soar.


Like here in my "no cupboards" bathroom

 


And in the kitchen

I also did a face/hand cleaning wipe next to the highchair



So much easier to wipe her sticky peanut butter face.
(If she'll let me).
Linking up...

35 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I have never used *fabric* mod podge. I'll definitely have to give this a try! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. This is really cute! I'm your newest follower from seeing your link at A Bowl Full of Lemons. Feel free to stop by my blog and follow along if you like the crafts!
    http://copy-cat-crafter.blogspot.com

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  3. How bright and colorful those turned out! They really do look so much cuter with the fabric on them.

    I'm hosting two giveaways and would love it if you stopped by! You can win an organic onesie or a make your own book kit.

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  4. What do you think about a non-sewing option using stitch witchery? I think you could even go so far as just using random scraps to make a quilted pattern effect. You might have to use a little double sided scrapbooking tape to get them to stick at first. Have GOT to try this!

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  5. I love them. With kids you always need so many wipes. Just love the idea.
    Sam (My Endless To Dos)

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  6. Just made a post about how great your blog is. Had to let everyone know. Check it out at www.myendlesstodos.blogspot.com
    Sam

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  7. Great idea. What a nice, easy way to brighten them up. Now they're shic wipes.

    Ruth

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  8. Those turned out so cute!! Makes cleaning up a little more fun :)
    I'm a new follower too :) Looking forward to reading more!
    Trisha

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  9. Such a cute idea! If tissue boxes can be pretty, then these aught to be too! You really have a thoughtful blog! :)

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  10. Whoa! I LOVE these. The next time I'm in the grocery store, I'm going to have to decide which colour container to buy. Is it weird that I'm excited about that?!

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  11. These are so cute!!! Much cuter than the original :)

    I'd love for you to link this up to my new link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/04/your-whims-wednesday-1.html

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  12. What a great idea! I bet most of us have those containers all around our houses. Totally going to have to try this out.
    www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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  13. I love this idea!!! I have these all over the place!

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  14. Cute! I love my Lysol wipes so I may definatly need to cute them up!

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  15. What a cute idea!! I, too, love the wipes and use them everywhere!!

    You're newest follower (that's me) says hello and LOVE your blog name!!

    Cara

    http://miscellaneousme.wordpress.com

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  16. Love this! Your newest follower (for now)...found you on Someday Crafts. Looking forward to trying Fabric Mod Podge for the first time. Thanks so much for sharing! :-)

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  17. Love it....What a great idea!!!!

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  18. What a super cute idea! We are so glad you shared this with us this week at Inspiration Friday and we hope to see much more of you in the future! :-)
    Vanessa
    P.S. Love your blog name!

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  19. I am featuring your project at my party which opens tonight at 8pm EST. Please stop by and grab an "I've been featured" button. Thanks.

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  20. This is an inspired idea. Can't wait to try it this weekend. I've got the perfect fabric to cover one for my bathroom. Thanks.

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  21. SO clever! Wow -- and it would even make you smile when you have to clean!

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  22. Simply adorable! Thanks for joining my newbie party.

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  23. How fun! I love all the different colors!

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  24. Such a cute idea and a great way to use up some scraps. Thanks!

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  25. These are so great! I have tons of fabric - what a perfect way to use it up. :D

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  26. So cute! Way nicer to look at then the regular container! Would never have thought of this and super easy!

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  27. Happy Saturday, Heather! I just saw this post featured on Mod Podge Rocks! Congrats! :-)

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  28. These are really cute! I've found places to stash our bottles but it would be nice to have them easier to grab sometimes. I'm definitely going to have to make a few of these. I saw this on Mod Podge Rocks.

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  29. Such a fabulous idea! Thanks so much for sharing, I might have to try this!

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  30. Your blog is so great! Following! Might I ask if you could help me in getting some followers of my own? I just started a blog, similar to yours with crafts, tips, recipes etc. I called it "After the Kids Go To Bed MOMents" since it feels like the only time I can get blogging or have any "me time" is after my kids are asleep!

    http://afterkidsgo2bedmoments.blogspot.com/

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  31. Very cute! However you can do this MUCH faster with patterned shelf/drawer liner!

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  32. I made one of these but instead of sewing the edges I used fabric glue it worked great!!

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