Friday, May 29, 2009

How to make a bath puff

Hey Crafters!!!

I was searching online yesterday for a basic how to for making a bath puff. You know the kind. They're usually fluffy and made out of plastic. You can find them in the dollar store and basically any other place that sells bath stuff. I'm tired of paying $1 a piece for them... because I'm cheap and knew for a fact that there had to be a crafty alternative.
So my search only produced one helpful page. Of course I was in shock. So I tried out the directions and what I came up with did not in the least result in a bath puff! So I did what I should have done in the first place. I took my old bath puff apart.
That is how I deduced the following.

Materials needed:
Tulle or netting (12 inches by 38 inches)
Nylon cord, yarn or ribbon (24 inches)

*Soft tulles and nettings are perfect for this project. I've used the rougher ones and they work nice to exfoliate. I'm also not picky :-) After Halloween you can find nice, soft netting fabric on sale, such as the black netting with red skulls in the picture above.

Step 1:
Cut your tulle or netting about 12 inches wide by 38 inches long. (Give or take a few inches if you want. These are very forgiving.)

Step 2:
Fold your fabric in half down the length of the piece. This will create a tube that will be 6 inches wide by 38 inches long.

Step 3:
Sew your tube.

Step 4:
Turn your tube inside out.

Step 5:
Scrunch your tube and tie in the center with ribbon. For a stronger hold repeat the knot. You should have a nice loop now to hang it from.

Step 6:
"Puff" your bath puff up and it should be ready to use.

These make excellent gifts, especially when paired with your own handmade soaps and body washes. Do an online search and you should be able to find a few nice homemade recipes for these projects.

*This pattern is solely for your own personal use. You're welcome to make these for charities, non-profits or gifts.