Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Upcycled Dryer Sheets

Are you tired of throwing out all those dryer sheets?  Are you thinking, "What kind of craft can I do with these?"  Well, I have a very good use for them.  Why not put them on a handmade greeting card.







Materials Needed: Card stock, pressed flowers, craft glue and craft paper for the background.   That's it!

It adds just the perfect texture for any background AND the cards smell great!

To get the dryer sheets nice and flat, I press them in a book for a while.  After being pressed they are nice and flat and easier to work with.

If you have never pressed flowers before, it is so much fun.  It's also a great craft for a child.  My girls LOVE to pick a flower and throw it in a book.  It's a very rewarding craft!

I will detail how to press flowers in another post. 

You can also purchase pressed flowers from a number of resources.  I pressed the ones in the above card, but for most of my jewelry and framed art I now use purchased flowers.  If you are interested in purchasing pressed flowers here are my two favorite sources...

Greetings of Grace

Katie Chu's Pressed Flower Art  Just click on the store tab.


 With this post I participate in the 2nd Linky Party by Reuse & Create


8 comments:

  1. Hi Gina! Welcome to my Linky Party: your post is really gorgeous and I'm happy to be able to offer to you a small window on the web.
    See you soon, Anna

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    1. Thank you, Anna!! I replied yesterday, but posted it on my comments, not a reply to you. I guess I'll get a hang of this. You were my first comment ever and you made my day! -Gina

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  3. Hi, Gina! I'm coming from Annina's Linky Party. Your blog is very young and I'm honored to be your first follower. Come and visit me at

    http://danielaleinad.blogspot.it

    Bye for now,

    Daniela

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    1. Hi,Daniela! It's so exciting to finally have a follower! Thank you so much for doing that. I definitely will go visit your blog.
      Blessings,
      Gina

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  4. I love this project idea. Your cards came out so pretty! Found you through a blog link and am loving your site!

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you came over for a visit! I'll hop over to your site as soon as we do some homeschool Math. :) ~Gina

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  5. So pretty and creative!


    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

    http://usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/05/submarine-sunday-32.html

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