Welcome back to the blog and to another month of our Int’l Bloggers Club Challenge! If you remember, this is about a group of ladies from around the world teaming up together to bring you some crafts or DIY.
Last month we shared what we did with wood, and I decided to share how to make a coat rack with an old door.
This month our theme was “iron” and I need to tell you it’s been a bit difficult for me to choose something that could fit. Also here in Spain this is the last week of school, and kids don’t go back to school to mid september… I wish I was a kid again and had almost 3 months of holidays!
I don’t know about you, but I don’t have an iron at home… I have two. And it’s not because I love to iron the clothes, no, in fact I don’t iron clothes too frequently.
I use it for lots and different kind of projects, sometimes crazy ideas I have that end up looking good, and sometimes they are a complete fail. Many of these fails affect the iron itself and it ended up looking like this.
As you can imagine, my husband wasn’t very pleased with my experiments because we needed the iron for his white and light shirts, and that’s why we decided to buy another one. No more complaining.
As it was about time to clean mine, I thought I would share how I do it in case you don’t know this trick and wondering about how to clean an iron.
Please don’t mind the wrinkles on the fabric, I wasn’t lying when I told you I don’t iron clothes too frequently.
You just need one thing: steel wool. Don’t try to use any other abrasive products or you will scratch and ruin your iron. Take a piece of steel wool and start to rub.
Also I had tried in the past to use salt but it gets stuck within the little holes and every time you are ironing little pieces of burnt salt fall making the fabric dirty.
If yours is as bad as mine, don’t think it will come off easily; you will need some elbow grease. If you had planned to go to the gym and exercise your arms, you won’t need it.
But it is really worth the effort. Now you have a new iron ready for whatever you have planned, and as you can see the surface is perfect.
Did you know how to clean an iron? If not, I hope you find it useful.
Please don’t forget to stop by the other blogs to see what the other ladies have come up with “iron”
Remember you can see some other projects and tutorials at the Gallery.
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