In an effort to cut some costs around the house and put more money into our house savings account I’ve been looking at all the little things to see where I can save some money.


Today’s project is making some recyclable make up pads! They don’t cost that much but it’s good to save every little bit and also it’s good to recycle!



I had a couple of ideas of what to make these out of but settled on polar fleece. I think I’m going to try to crochet some because the texture will be good to scrub with!

You need:

  • Polar fleece or your fabric of choice
  • Scissors
  • Cup
  • Pen
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread


Start by tracing around the cup onto the polar fleece. You will need two circles per pad.


If you want the finished pads to be really squishy and absorbant go with 3 circles each.


Next take your circles and stack them. Use a zigzag stitch on your sewing machine and go all the way around the edge. If you are hand stitching then do a blanket stitch.


Repeat for however many you need and that’s it! It’s such an easy project and they can be a lot softer on the skin than some of the cheaper disposable ones.


So do they actually work as well?


Answer appears to be yes!


And when they’re dirty you just throw them in the washing machine. I think I’ll make 14 or so then I can alternate sets every week. And try out the crochet ones too and see if I prefer those!


Do you guys have any money saving tips I can try around the house? Savings for the win!