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How To Make Flowers Out Of Recycled Dryer Sheets – Creativity Prompt

January 8th, 2010 by Avital

Make Flowers Out Of Recycled Dryer Sheets

I love recycling. It is no news to you. What can I say, giving something a new lease of life just before it was about to be tossed away is magical to me.

I have already posted a tutorial before on how to make dryer-sheet flowers, and today I want to suggest 2 more options as well as a new idea on how to inject color onto them.

If you are interested in learning how I did the flowers above, than keep on reading!

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How To


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Step-By-Step Instructions

First Flower Style -

  1. Cut your sheet into strips of about 1″ wide. It doesn’t have to be precise. The wider the strip, the larger the flower would be. For a Two layered flower, make 1 strip wider than the other.
  2. Dye your strip with Glimmer Mists and Perfect Pearls mixed with water.
  3. Dry your dryer sheet completely. You may use a heat gun to dry the strips, but be careful not to get too close and not to concentrate on one zone for too long, or the strip will rip from the heat. You may also use a paper towel to blot the excess liquids.
  4. Pleat the strip around the button and make sure all the ends are tucked underneath the button. Secure all the pleats with a button and embroidery floss.
  5. Tie both ends of the embroidery floss in a double knot and cut off the excess.

Second Flower Style -

  1. Take a couple of sheets and lay them together. Fold them into thirds and cut out an imperfect circle to create a stack of dryer-sheet-circles.
  2. Dye each circle with the mists. To make it more interesting, use different colors on each circle.
  3. Let the circles dry completely.
  4. Stack them together again in an order that appeals to you and secure them with a button and embroidery floss. Alternative: Sew them together with embroidery floss threaded with small beads.
  5. Tie both ends of the embroidery floss in a double knot and cut off the excess.

Dryer sheet Flowers

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16 Comments to “How To Make Flowers Out Of Recycled Dryer Sheets – Creativity Prompt”

  1. Rachel says:

    Wow, that is way creative and so pretty! Thanks so much for the how-to, I’ll be linking.

  2. Renea says:

    Hello! How cute! Goodness, I have plenty of these at my house! One question, do you know if they would be safe in a scrapbook? I wondered if they would get greasy spots on the page from any softener residue that might be left on them.

    By the way, I love your site and have you linked on mine!

    • Avital says:

      Thank you!

      I haven’t had any problem with the sheets on my projects. I do use them post-drying so I guess all the softener is used on my laundry and saved from my layout…

  3. JayeL says:

    http://artquiltmaker.com/blog/aq-prompts/

    I just wanted to let you know that I linked to your project on my Creative Prompt Inspiration page.

  4. Amanda says:

    How creative! Never would have thought of that, so smart :)

  5. Erin Bassett says:

    Love them! What a great way to recycle!!

  6. I love them too Avital! Thank you ;-)

  7. Anonymous says:

    maybe you made mistake in word choice? of should be on?

    “What can I say, giving something a new lease [on] life just before it was about to be tossed away is magical to me.”

  8. libeeti says:

    Hi Avital,
    I just crossed this great tutorial of yours, which is similar to my tutorial.
    I love the way you explain everything on your tutorials!
    I just saw your tutorial of magic box, and I hope I have some time to make one, it’s so great!
    Have a lovely day!

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