Sunday, November 7, 2010

Dryer Sheet Flowers

Hi, it's Libeeti here, and I'd like to share with you how I've made these flowers from a used dryer sheet.

You'll need:
1 used dryer sheet
ink (I used tea dye ditsress ink, but any ink will do)
a sponge

Step 1:
Fold the used dryer sheet into 4.

Step 2:
cut 2 sizes of circles. It doesn't have to be neet or precise, cause we're making a distress looked flowers anyway.
You should have 8 circles, in two sizes.

Step 3
rumple the circles and then open them gently.

Step 4:
Ink the circles.

Step 5:
Spread some stickles on the circles and let them dry (meanwhile you can go on working on your project, drink coffee, get the laundry done....).

I also used the leftover of the dryer sheet, and cut some leaves shapes (free hand cut), inked them with green ink and added some green/yellow stickles).

Step 6:
Adhere the circles one on top of the other, starting with the big ones. If you've made leaves, adhere them underneath the flower.
And your done!

You can crumple the circles towards the center, or you can leave it as it is. I've done both.

You can embellish your flower with buttons, brads, pearls, small flowers, etc. On my lo, I used a button on one flower and a brad on the other.
You can adhere the leaves under your flower.
Here is a photo of this kind of flowers, used on a card:

Easy peasy, right? Now it's your turn to make those flowers. We'ld love to see how you used this tutorial, so don't forget to leave us a comment on this post, with a link to your creation.


10 Responses to “SHOW ME SUNDAY”

Kim said...

This is such a creative and 'green' way to create!!! I have been so inspired to try these flowers! Can't wait!
Kim xXx

Glenda said...

The flowers are pretty on both the layout and card! Thanks for sharing this unique use of a dryer sheet!!

Dawn said...

Wow these are spectacular!!!
I love how they look, I will have to try these.

Sandi Cl~ said...

Those are just adorable!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

I just posted mine!

Fern said...

This is such a wonderful way to recycle and they look beautiful!!! I am going to try these out!!! TFS!!! Hugs!!!

CraftyGirl said...

Libeeti... this tute rocks!! I love this idea and can see using it on several projects!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!
barb :)

Auntie Em said...

Love the flowers! Now I have to go do some more laundry so I can make some!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Becky B. said...

Oh, wow!! These are just down-right GORGEOUS!! Thanks for sharing your fantastic tutorial with us!

li-bee-ti said...

Thank you for all your heart warming comments!