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Creativity Prompt – How To Make a Dryer Sheet Flower

July 10th, 2009 by Avital

Drier Sheet FlowerThis week’s creativity prompt is more of an idea on how to reuse drier sheets after they have made your laundry smell fresher and become softer. You know how much I love recycling, so this project is right up my alley.

It takes merely seconds to make this flower and it has a fabric-like texture. Think of it as a tissue paper that won’t rip.

The added bonus of the drier sheet is that even after it does its job inside the drier machine, it still holds its smell. That means that you are not only adding cuteness to the project but a scent too!

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How To

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Cut 3 circles out of the drier sheet, freehand.
  2. Crumple the circles for some added texture.
  3. Add color by rubbing ink directly onto the circles. If the ink pad falls off, no worries. Stick it right back with a glob of Diamond Glaze.
  4. Cluster the circles together and adhere with Diamond Glaze – a dot of glue will do. (dry adhesive, like a tape runner or glue dots will not work)
  5. To finish off the look, thread an embroidery floss through a button and adhere to the top circle with another dab of Diamond Glaze.
  6. Let dry. After the adhesive has dried up and hardened, you can go ahead and attach the flower to the project with a glue dot. (Position the glue dot directly on the hardened adhesive).

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14 Comments to “Creativity Prompt – How To Make a Dryer Sheet Flower”

  1. Natural says:

    very creative. i LOVE dryer sheets too.

    • Avital says:

      Thanks!
      That brings me to the big question: How many dryer sheets do you put in one cycle?
      :)

      • Dorothy-Clare says:

        These flowers are great! I used waterbased ink pads for some: putting 3-4 overlapping colors on 1 sheet, then using a very fine water mister, I sprayed them so they’d bleed and look like tie-dyed fabric. They were unique and colorful.

        I put 1/2 sheet in each load and re-use each a second time. Every 3 months, I use no sheets at all to clean out the dryer of the built up softener that is on the drum. When I go to the laundromat I don’t use any dryer sheets or liquid softener, because the inside of the dryer drum is loaded with fabric softener. This was the recommendation made by my appliance repair man, and the man who owns the laundromat I occassionally use for washing quilts and rugs.

  2. Rachel says:

    That’s beautiful and SO creative, I love it! I’ll be linking.

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  4. Lorena says:

    Great tutotial, as always! Still have to finish the fun foam mini book, won’t forget to show it to you :)
    And… you have an award in my blog to yours 😉

  5. Kristen says:

    This is great! Love the idea of household items for crafty purposes! Will be blogging about this =)

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  7. Catt says:

    This made me think of using the dryer sheets like you would use tissue paper to make flowers. You could use a bunch of those like a sachet in a closet or drawer.

    • Avital says:

      I use dryer sheets in my closet all the time. I also use the empty box of a soap bar. It also infuses a subtle scent.

  8. Cmicki says:

    I have been using the sheets for years as is for party favors little pillows purses and tea party place setting dolls using vanilla dreams
    sets the mood hats and all have a nice day
    just me Cmicki