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.

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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!

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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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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So do they actually work as well?

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Answer appears to be yes!

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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!

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