Thursday, August 12, 2010

Recycling Dryer Sheets

Ordinary Dryer Sheet
I don't know about you, but I spend time each day picking up those pesky dryer sheets from the laundry room floor.  How about a way to recycle them and use them in your scrapping?

I saw this technique  on a Tattered Angels blog post and just had to try it!  It's very simple and quick.  Waiting for the Glimmer Mist to dry takes the longest time of this whole project.

I grabbed a couple of my favorite Glimmer Mist colors and started misting my dryer sheets. 

The Misting Tub
 Awhile ago, I found some big metal planters on clearance at Target and bought every one they had. Two of them are on my deck growing basil and mint but the third one is our misting tub!  Stray drops of Glimmer or Maya Mist stay within the confines of the tub and off of the floor and walls.
Dryer Sheet After Misting
I had an old package of some Prima Centers and used one of them for my Dryer Sheet Flower.  This is a great way to use up leftover bling or brads!

So here's my first Dryer Sheet flower - not too bad for a first attempt and the bonus is these flowers smell good too. 

 I just love that I can make something useful out of something that would just get thrown away!  I hope you will share some recycling ideas with us.


  1. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh wow!! I love love love this IDEA!!!! Its BEAUTIFUL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. I'm not normally a flower girl but I MUST MAKE THESE!!! We normally use liquid fabric softener...the hubbs bought sheets last night! NOW I'm excited about that purchase!

  3. OK, that is a FABULOUS idea!!!!! I can't believe I'm been throwing away scrap supplies! Gotta do laundry tonight to try this. :)

  4. Susan I love the idea of making misted flowers from a piece of throw away I will be searching for them and they will be hiding in all the clothes arms or legs!

  5. Great idea. And love how you get the fresh scent from the dryer sheet too.

  6. love the airy look of these! Thanks for sharing this great tip! I bet they'd make great ruffles too... uhoh... LOL

  7. Just too cute! Such a wonderful idea. I agree with the poster above me that they'd make awesome ruffles!


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