DIY Cleaning Products Gift Basket
This summer there are lots of weddings to attend! I am so excited for all my friends and their new adventures with their future husband. With lots of weddings comes lots of showers and lots of gifts. When you have a tight budget it can get a little hard. Well who doesn’t like homemade awesome gifts? One of my best friends Laura had her shower yesterday and it was absolutely beautiful! With a little thought, I came up with an idea for her present and it only cost me $10. You could even make it for less if you can find a basket at a yard sale. The only things I bought was the spray bottle, basket, the fabric for the dryer sheets (on clearance cost me $0.40), and the dish cloths everything else I made or already had like the sponge (new of course) and the mason jar. All the products that were included in the basket were all homemade. I also included all the recipes to the cleaners and put them in her card.
Here’s what the basket included:
- DIY Dryer Sheet
- Liquid Laundry Detergent or you can find the powdered detergent recipe here.
- All Purpose Spray
- Dish Detergent
- Dish Washer Detergent
- Also the basket included a dusting cloth made out of fabric from an old project.
- Reusable sponge
- Dish Cloths
She loved this gift and said it was one of her favorites. Made me so happy. This is great for a friend that wants to go eco friendly and stop using commercial products but doesn’t know where to start. Or someone who just doesn’t have time to make them! I will definitely be making more of these and been thinking about doing a DIY beauty product basket! That’s a post for the future! Have you ever given a basket like this?
This was part of the Homestead Barn Hop, the Morris Tribe, Sew Chatty, Sew Can Do, Craft-O- Maniac, Homemaker on a Dime, Frugally Sustainable, Thrifty Decorating, Tiny Tip Tuesday
I love your idea and will remember it when I need a gift idea. I hope you added some instructions on sterilizing the reusable sponge.
O thats a great idea. I didn’t but I think she knows…. hopefully! I’ll tell her next time I see her! Thanks for the reminder!
Awesome gift! Most newlyweds are on a budget so I’ll bet she appreciated the gift keeps on giving and she’ll think of you every time she makes a refill product. This post’s a keeper.
Totally agree as a newlywed myself I would’ve appreciated it! Thanks Janet
I love these kind of baskets. I received a similar one when we got married 10 years ago. And I love giving these to high school grads heading off for college. I LOVE that yours is homemade…what a special touch. Would be super delighted for you to link up with us over at Mop It Up Mondays: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/06/mop-it-up-mondays-21-with-give-away.html
Thanks for the invite Kristi I just linked up! This would also be a great idea for grads! Great idea thanks!
I love this idea! My brother and sister-in-law are expecting a baby in the fall, and I was planning on giving her cloth wipes and homemade wipe solution for one of her presents. I think that no matter what friends/family register for before special days, a homemade gift always goes over so well. I will be tucking this idea away for the future! Thank you!
Totally agree. Homemade gifts are always better. They feel so much more thoughtful!
This is such an awesome idea! How thoughtful of you 🙂 Thanks for linking up at Tiny Tip Tuesday!
These are the basic things needed. Have fun!
So cool and interesting…very well said concerning on eco friendly cleaning products.
Great idea! Linking to this from my twitter account for sure!
Gorgeous idea! Really thoughtful gift, no wonder your friend loved it. It would make a great housewarming gift too!
Thanks Roslyn! It would make a great housewarming gift and easy and fun to make!
Great ideas! Thanks for linking in the recipies for all the cleaning solutions. Pinning this now!
Very cute idea! One that would be loved and appreciated by any new bride…graduate… It would also make a cute hostess gift or new home gift.
Thanks Valerie! I totally agree with you! They especially appreciate the recipes so they can make the recipes again!