Feb 082012
 

One of my craft tips I recently posted on my Facebook page was about using baby wipes on your stamps after each use to keep them clean and long-lasting. I like to use baby wipes for lots of other things as well, even though I do not have any babies at home and haven’t for a long time, but they are pretty expensive. So after some research and some trial and error, I have a recipe so you can make your own baby wipes. Now I know that this may not necessarily fall under the “crafting” umbrella, who doesn’t want to save a little bit of money, AND control what ingredients you are using in your home? After an initial investment, if you don’t already have all the supplies, this will save you cash that you can then spend on crafting supplies. It’s a win-win!!

Use a 4 quart plastic container (Rubbermaid or department store equivalent) and a giant roll of Bounty select-a-size paper towels cut in half using a serated knife (so the end result looks like two big rolls of toilet paper, which will make two batches). Put the towels in the plastic container, cut edge down. Mix together 2 tablespoons of a baby bath liquid (I have Johnson & Johnson, but any brand will do as long as it is from the baby aisle!) and 2 tablespoons of baby oil with 2 – 2 ½ cups of hot water and pour over the towels. Put the lid on and turn upside for 5-10 minutes. Turn right side up and remove the lid and carefully remove the cardboard center from the middle of the paper towels. Start using the roll from the inside. Keep lid tightly secured to keep moist, but if for some reason you find they have dried out a bit, just make up a quarter or half size batch of liquid recipe and add.

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