One way I am able to save toward a DIY home decor project is to save money in other areas. One of those areas I've embarked upon is making my own dishwasher and laundry soap. I put it off for more than a year because I had no desire to cook the needed ingredients on the stove to make the liquid laundry soap or grate the bar soap to make the powder version. But since I found a way to add the bar soap without grating, I decided to give it a try.
My daughter, Jillian, had an easy dishwasher soap recipe that was also powder, so we attempted both. The links to both posts are below.