Last year, for earth day, I whipped up these cotton rounds for a custom order I recieved.
Then a few months later I made another batch for a friend. Then, just a few weeks ago we ran out of cotton balls. Instead of buying yet another plastic bag (boo) full of cotton balls or rounds that would be tossed after one use (double boo), I decided to spend an evening making some reusable cotton rounds for myself.
I made 8, in two different sizes and I really like them. They don't absorb liquid and quickly and easily as an airy cotton ball, so for some things I get them wet first. But aside from getting used to that, they're pretty great. I only toss them in the washing machine every few weeks because I typically just rinse out the one I just used - maybe even use a little hand soap - and let it dry over night.
plus they look great in my bathroom