Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Dryer Sheet Wreath Tutorial

If you haven’t seen it yet, please check out my beautiful new laundry room HERE!  We re-did it just a few weeks ago and it turned out so pretty.  It makes me happy to do laundry . . . well . . . okay, I wouldn’t go that far but it makes the chore much more tolerable!

This is one of my favorite parts of the re-do:

3702I made this wreath for FREE!  The tutorial is below.  Enjoy!

Materials:

-Used dryer sheets.  You are going to need a LOT.  I saved up for probably 3 or 4 months before I had enough to make this wreath.  Just keep them somewhere off to the side until you have probably at least 75 to 100.  I know that sounds crazy but the fuller the wreath, the more you will need. 

-Wire hanger

Directions:

1.  Bend your wire hanger until it is the shape of a circle.  If you have a thin enough hanger, you can do this by hand but you may want to use some pliers to straighten it out.

  DSC_0021 2.  Take a dryer sheet and fold it in half. 

DSC_0022Then you want to put the wire hanger on top of the dryer sheet and fold the top over the hanger, then pull the bottom ends through.  You are simply knotting the dryer sheet onto the hanger.  This project works best with USED dryer sheets.  They are MUCH easier to use than new ones.

Here is how your knot will look.

DSC_0023 3.  Pull the open ends (to the right) of the dryer sheet until your knot is tight on the hanger. 

DSC_00244.  Repeat with all dryer sheets.  As you work, pull the dyer sheets up toward the front of your wreath so that the knots are in the back.

DSC_0025 You want to make sure and squish each dryer sheet nice and close to the one before it.  The tighter the dryer sheets are to each other, the fuller your wreath will be.

5.  When finished, bend the hook end of your hanger down and behind the wreath to form a place for your nail to go to attach to the wall.  It doesn’t have to be pretty because it will be hidden behind the dryer sheets.  I bent mine down into a loop.

Here is your finished project!

DSC_0373 You can see that some of my dryer sheets have a little color to them.  It’s up to you if you want to use those or not.  The sheets for our master bed still run a little when I was them, even though we’ve had them for several years.  I like the little bit of color that it adds to the finished wreath. 

I hope you get a chance to make this nice, FREE project!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Enjoy!

4 comments:

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

How clever! Dryer sheets, who'd a thunk it? I remember making wreaths using this method back in the sixties but with kleenex. Love the subtle color and absolute fluffiness!

Vicky said...

Wow, now that is creative and smart! I would have never known they were dryer sheets.

I am new follower from Idea Sharing Wednesday. If you have a moment, stop by www.messforless.net and say hi!
Thanks!

This Mom's Happy Life said...

I love your great idea! How creative!

I am now following your blog. I'm looking forward to seeing other great ideas!

www.thismomshappylife.blogspot.com

stellar junk said...

This is so awesome!!!

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails