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Don't know what to do with those pesky milk cartons? Here is an easy step by step tutorial to turn your garbage into something practical! Once you finish this Hands Clean Super Scrubbie, you will have a great duster or sponge on your hands!
First you will need several supplies, including......

- 1 milk carton
-a box cutter or  x-acto knife
-a pair of scissors
-permanent clear drying glue
-a needle and thread

-a medium sized old rag
-a marker or pen

A sewing machine is optional, but is highly suggested as it would make your super scrubbie, super durable!

Step 1: Cut Out the Milk Carton Handle

First cut out the milk carton handle with the x-acto knife (or box cutter) in the desired shape. The shape you cut out will be the pattern for the fabric! Once you are done with this, be sure to cut off any excess plastic with the scissors that stick out from the main part of the handle.

Step 2: Cut Three Ovals of Fabric Based on Your Handle

Use the handle and marker to trace the area you will cut from your rag/fabric.
Be sure to cut three ovals in the shape of your handle that are proceedingly smaller then the last one you cut, but be sure that they are all the same length. Eventually both ends will be sewn onto each end of the plastic.

Step 3: Glue the First Oval Onto the Handle

Glue the first oval onto the handle as shown.
Wait for the glue to dry.
Then place a stitch on each of the four sides to secure the fabric because it would be unfortunate to see your scrubbie fall apart whilst you were using it!

Step 4: Sew Together the Scrubbie!

Take the remaining two ovals and draw a faint line down the center of them. If possible, use a sewing machine to sew down the center of the line, if not, sew together sections of the fabric from one end to the other.

Afterwards, place a line of glue down the center of the handle and glue it directly on top of the sewn line.

Wait for the glue to dry.

Sew in several stitches through the fabric and the plastic on the same center line, including stitches on both ends of the handle.

Step 5:

Once everything is dry and sewn down, you are ready to use your scrubbie! :)
I like this idea! I'm thinking I might do this using Velcro to attach the cloth to the handle so it can be removed and thrown in the washing machine. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you! I never thought about that! I wish I had some other materials at the time, but I tried to build off of what I had. :)
This, kids, is what a talented designer does. Such a simple idea!
Thank you Marina L! You are too kind! :)
Very nice design! I love when you can make things with things just lying around :)
Thank you! It is my goal the make the best instructables I can with the most affordable items! :)

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