Dryer Sheet Flower

by Emily Keaton

Learn how to transform used fabric-softening dryer sheets into a gorgeous layered flower embellishment.

Supplies

  • Used Dryer Sheets, Bounce used here
  • Circle Punches or circle dies of increasing diameter, 1 1/2", 1 3/4", 2", 21/4", 21/2", and 2 3/4" circle punches were used here
  • Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Spray Ink or shimmer mist, Ditto Glimmer Spray by Hampton Art was used here
  • Glitter glue, silver Stickles were used here
  • Wax Paper
  • Decorative Brad
  • Rhinestones or Pearls

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Punch six circles of increasing diameter from cardstock.

  2. Step 2

    Use the cardstock punches as guides for cutting out circles from used dryer sheets, one circle of each size. The dryer sheet circles need not be perfect; in fact, imperfections will add to the charm of the finished flower.

    Note:
    Alternatively, nested circle dies and a die cutting machine may be used to cut circles from the dryer sheets.

  3. Step 3

    Line up the dryer sheet circles on a protected surface. Shake spray ink as directed on packaging, and spray the circles with ink until desired coverage is achieved. Blot any undesired droplets with a paper towel. Remove the circles from wet ink to dry completely.

  4. Step 4

    Cover work surface with wax paper. Starting with the largest circle, outline every other circle with glitter glue. Allow to dry completely.

  5. Step 5

    Stack the circles, with the largest on the bottom. Insert a decorative brad through the center of the stack.

    Note:
    Stacking the layers slightly off-center will add to the charm of the finished flower.

  6. Step 6

    Adhere rhinestones or pearls around the brad in the center of the flower.

  7. Step 7

    Attach completed dryer sheet flower to a card, layout, or other project.

Video!

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Dryer Sheet Flower. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Easy on the eyes, particularly the yellow. Very nice.
Deanna  |  Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Emily, what a great tutorial. As soon as I have time, I'll join in. The flowers are beautiful. Congrats on your tutorial.
Pam Lawver  |  Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 3:58 PM
I have been saving hoards of used dryer sheets in and on my craft desk for weeks now! I was making just small flowers using my circle and scalloped circle dies...why didn't I think of using one of my blossom dies??? LOL These flowers are beautiful! smile
Marie Bingaman  |  Tue Jun 12, 2012 at 3:40 PM
This is so nice and easy to mail your card with no extra poatage. I let the stickles dry over night and then scruched up the flower and then unscruched it and it was al ruffly and so cute!!!! Thanks for the tutorial. I have everybody saving their dryer sheets for me.
Suebakerbabe59@yahoo.com  |  Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 2:18 PM
Is there any other way to to ink?!?! I have nothing "spray." What if I just blotted with my ink pad?!?!
Lisa Manderachia  |  Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 3:04 AM
Very inventive and cool! This will be fun to do for something different on my cards! Thanks for sharing this tutorial.
Dottie Davis  |  Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 10:29 AM
Hi, Beate - what a sweet flower!!! I <3 your videos!!! Thanks so much!
Rosy Newlun  |  Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 11:39 AM
Emily, thank you so much for this amazing idea! Beate, thank you for the wonderful video tutorial. I am a very visual person, so video works best for me.

You are both amazing - thanks so much for sharing!!!
Cheryl Wright  |  Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 4:36 PM

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