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DIY Ruffled Rubber Gloves + Tips to Make Spring Cleaning Fun

Let's face it, there's really not that much fun involved with spring cleaning, is there? I am not a fan of cleaning period but I know that it has to be done. We clean a little everyday and then we do a big cleaning each weekend. But during spring we clean a lot more. We did come up with a few tips that we use in order to make our spring cleaning more fun and keep everything organized.

Tips to Make Spring Cleaning Fun

1. Rock out.

We have speakers all over the house so I play my workout list all over the house to motivate everyone to clean. Or at least clean a little faster.

2. Devise a plan.

I don't do anything without a plan. When it comes to spring cleaning, we break our plans down by room and then each person takes an assignment so we don't duplicate our efforts.

 

3. Get the right cleaning products from Clorox.

To tackle the tough jobs in our home, we useClorox Disinfecting Wipes,Pine Sol Lemon, and Glad Trash Bags with Clorox Antimicrobial Odor Protection. All three products are available on Walmart.com along with savings and product offers.

Clorox Disinfecting Wipes clean 99.999% of bacteria which means that we are protected from allergens and viruses while cleaning with a clear, drying formula that cuts through:

    • Grease
    • Soap Scum
    • Grime

These wipes also kill cold and flu making it the perfect wipe for all surfaces, including stainless steel, finished hardwood, mirrors and glass.

Pine Sol Lemon cuts through tough grease, grime, and dirt on multiple surfaces while Powerfully cleansing and deodorizing leaving your home with a fresh clean scent.

Glad Trash Bags with Clorox Antimicrobial Odor Protection guarantee a strong hold with antimicrobial protection from odors around your home. With these strong, 3 layer drawstrings that offer grip the can technology to keep bag in its place, you can dispose of your bags quickly and securely.

4. Clean with style.

Now you just know that we would pretty up our cleaning, right? These DIY Ruffled Rubber Gloves are about the cutest things ever AND they save your manicure. Step-by-step tutorial and directions are below.

DIY Ruffled Rubber Gloves

Materials

  • 1/4″ yard cotton fabric (no fat quarters)
  • Scissors
  • Sewing pins
  • Threaded sewing machine
  • Rubber cleaning gloves

Directions

  1. Cut your fabric in half lengthwise.
  2. Fold over one long side of your fabric pieces about a 1/4″ inch and pin.
  3. Sew a straight line all the way access the folded raw edges, remove the pins, and trim any excess thread off.
  4. Fold the opposite raw edge over about a 1/2″ and fold your long fabric strips into standard box pleats. Fold, pin, fold, pin, repeat until each fabric strip is fully folded and pinned. Think of an accordion fold.
  5. Place the pinned edge of your pleated fabric onto the back top of the glove leaving a 1/4 of extra fabric.
  6. Carefully pin and slowly sew the pleated fabric to the glove.
  7. Cut off your excess fabric and sew the two pieces of pleated fabric together at the back side of the glove.

Pleats pinned to glove

Pleats sewn to glove

One raw edge folded over 1/4″

Pleats pinned

1/4″ folded over and pinned

Pinned and sewn 1/4″

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25 Comments Leave a Comment »

  1. Jeanine

    How cute are these! i would love to tackle my spring cleaning with super cute rubber gloves like this! Love these creative DIYS!

  2. Pam Wattenbarger

    I saw ruffled rubber gloves at the store the other day and thought they looked fun. I never thought about making my own.

  3. I’m liking your cleaning strategy and that pattern looks great with the gloves! I need to start getting rethinking my cleaning methods!

  4. The ruffled rubber gloves are really clever. I especially like the easy directions and the wide choice of materials so I can make a set for just about everyone I know. It’s going to make cleaning a lot easier.

  5. We use Clorox wipes and Glad trash bags in our home. You can’t beat the quality that they bring. My husband swears by those Force Flex trash bags especially.

  6. I use Clorox for everything. My husband is newly addicted to the cleaning wipes, haha!

  7. I LOVE those gloves! How cute! I wouldn’t mind cleaning with those 😉

  8. I don’t mind cleaning but I rarely use gloves. These make me want to use them haha!

  9. Rosey

    What a cute idea. Those are way better than your standard pair you pick up at the store. 🙂

  10. I mean if you’re gonna be cleaning migth as well look cute! Those gloves are to die for!! The pleates make them very chic! 

  11. I don’t know whether Rocking out to classical music is a thing.  But I always seem to love putting on a little John Williams and listening to some musical scores while doing the cleaning. It just seems to inspire me.

  12. I think these diy gloves are adorable. I love the spring themed print!

  13. I use Clorox to clean and I just love the way it makes things shine. I feel comfortable using it than other cleaners, and I do agree that those gloves look super cute 🙂

  14. TColeman

    I love to get the house spring cleaned this time of year. All of these products look like they would help!

  15. Claudia Krusch

    We use Clorox Disinfecting Wipes and love them. They are so easy to just grab and wipe. I will have to make a few pairs of these cute gloves.

  16. These gloves turned out so well. I am excited to try making a pair for my spring cleaning. I just stocked up on Clorox Disinfecting Wipes.

  17. katrina gehman

    i never thought of making my own. that’s such a cute idea!

  18. What a nice idea to add ruffles on your rubber gloves, I have never thought of that, now cleaning will be add some fun and style.

  19. Fabulous gloves for some fabulous cleaning! 🙂 How’s that! I actually have a pair of pretty gloves. I love pretty things even when it comes to cleaning stuff.

  20. These gloves are simply adorable! I cannot wait to try and make a pair of these. They would make a great gift for a housewarming basket.

  21. Gabriel

    We’ve been getting better about cleaning as we go so spring cleaning isn’t the big chore. Clorox wipes help with that a lot, but music helps more!

  22. I love this DIY ruffle rubber glove idea! so awesome : ) I’ll have to purchase some niceR rubber gloves to try this on… Also, great cleaning tips to make it as fun as it can be : ) I love the Clorox brand, such great quality!

  23. That is such a super cute idea! We love using Pine Sol and Glad in our home. 

  24. Those rubber gloves are amazing! I want some 🙂 I always have to have music on while I’m doing the housework or it becomes way too much of a chore.

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