Friday, November 4, 2011

Playing with dryer sheets...




I LOVE dryer sheets.  I don't know why people throw them away.  I make the coolest things with them. My husband and daughter know I will be upset if they throw even one away in the trash.  We have a special box on top of the dryer where the used ones go....  When the box is full,... I pull them out and start playing...

Here is a necklace I made with some.  I colored them with watered down acrylic paints.  I love how vibrant the colors are, and it is very light and easy to wear.  People are always amazed that it is made from dryer sheets...  Sometimes I use Rit dye to color them, but I have found the paints work just as well and give you a lot more color options for a cheaper price.  I am all about what looks good for cheap...  Style on a shoestring is so in right now...  And these bib statement necklaces are all the rage with fabric flowers.  I love the light airy feel of the dryer sheets...  If you don't like the smell of them, wash them all together in a load of whites with some bleach.  It takes the scent out.  I have put perfume oil on mine, and the scent lingers, so I don't need to wear perfume when I wear this necklace.  It always smells like China Rain from my favorite store Body Time in Berkeley.

I would love to hear about what you like to make with them... Please comment with a link to your blog with photos of your own dryer sheet creations.

2 comments:

Joanne Huffman said...

No photos of my own, but you have tempted me to give it a try. Youyr necklace is lovely.

kathy mc said...

Gorgeous. I've been saving mine!