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How to make a fleece feather duster similar to Swiffer Duster wand

How to make a fleece feather duster similar to Swiffer® Duster wand

When I arrived from my morning walk yesterday, I walked in my house and noticed a layer of dust on a tabletop illuminated by the sun. Naturally I gave it a quick swipe with the sleeve of my fleece, only to discover the dust got sucked into the fibers of my sweatshirt. I shook it forcibly. I tried to hand pick the dust particles out of my sweatshirt. I then threw it in the wash, defeated. Well, almost defeated.

I went upstaifleece-sweaterrs and cut a square of fleece left over from a pillow I made my son years ago. I then dusted the whole house.

Before the day was out, I noticed dust in higher, harder to reach places. Oh my! A dusting wand was in order.

I had more leftover fleece that I was anxious to put to good use, but what to do for a rod/wand? Well, in case you didn’t know, I’m an archer and I probably have a dozen broken arrows in my archery range. And honestly, I don’t know why I have not thrown them in the recycling bin yet. But, now I know. They were destined to be dusters.

Supplies needed: fleece, rod (i used a damaged arrow), scissors and sewing machine (optional)

Supplies needed: fleece, rod (i used a damaged arrow), scissors and sewing machine (optional)

If you don’t have old arrows laying around, you could use a dowel or curtain rod.

Step 1:

Fold a piece of fleece in half and cut. It should measure about 5" x 15"

Fold a piece of fleece in half and cut. It should measure about 5″ x 15″

Step 2:

Sew a narrow pocket to slide in your rod

Sew a narrow pocket to slide your rod into. Leave several inches of fleece at the top.

Step 3:

Cut the fleece like fringe on the sides of the rod pocket

Cut the fleece like fringe on the sides and top of the rod pocket

 

Finished Fleece Feather Duster

Finished Fleece Feather Duster

One thing about me, I always use what I already have on hand. In this case it’s John Deere fleece. I must say, this would look so cute in brighter fleece – maybe even cute enough for a gift idea. For a little girl, I’d totally make one of these in Hello Kitty fleece. Wow, cleaning has just gotten fashionable!

So, if you avoid dusting like I do, make one of these and it’ll be a lot more satisfying.

I’m Cristin Frank (AKA Eve). I love all things frugal and crafty. My mindset is always on upcycling, repurposing, reducing waste and saving money – and Eve of Reduction is my roadmap. You might also want to check out my book, "Living Simple, Free & Happy."

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