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Make a Laundry Monster

14 August 2009 4,797 views 9 Comments

by heather

Reader Jessica H. from mad in crafts made a space/alien-themed room for her child, and came up with this great idea for a custom laundry bag using a laundry bag she got at the dollar store! She modified the laundry bag by threading a wire hanger through the drawstring casing part of the bag, and then stitched on some alien-ish features and pipecleaner antennae. Fun idea! [click here for Jessica's tutorial]

Project Estimate:

  • Mesh laundry bag, $1
  • Scrap felt, on hand
  • Wire hanger, on hand

Total: $1

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  • songbirdtiff said:

    How cute is that?! I wonder if my husband would actually put his laundry IN the basket if I made him one of these, lol!

  • Amy said:

    I think this is so cute! What a great way to help the kids “enjoy” putting the laundry in! :)

  • Corinne said:

    That is so awesome!! And for a $1!

  • Chica and Jo said:

    How adorable! Thanks for sharing.

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  • Jessica H. said:

    This was one of my favorite projects this year. I just started up my blog, and pretty soon I will have a series on all the craft decor I did for my son’s space themed room. Check it out!


  • UncleEnvelope said:

    I love your suggestion. I actually have a site for crafty kids, we send out paper crafts in the mail once a month. I’m all about the do-it-yourself projects :)

  • Promo Bag Collector said:

    I love this! I just discovered laundry bags with straps and that amazed me.

    Now this just blows my mind!

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