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2012/07/17

Dryer Sheets Mirror Tutorial


 I have used dryer sheets before in some projects like a mini christmas tree and a lantern.



It all started when I was too broke to buy fabrics. Then I saw the potential in dryer sheets to be used for crafts.


So for this project you will need:

* wicker wreath from the Dollar store

* used dryer sheets

* 12" round mirror from craft store such as Hobby Lobby or Michael's

* All purpose Spray Paint (your choice of color)


It is actually very easy!


1. You might need a pin or any tool that would help you push the dryer sheets in twisted crevices of the wicker wreath.


2. Once the dryer sheet pushed halfway tie it in a knot as tight as you could but not to the point of tearing it! No glue required. You do not have to cover the entire wreath. Leave the back as it is.



3. Whe you're done to the last dryer sheet, give it a nice fluff and crumple them, making sure knots do not show-up.



4. Now for the fun part. Spray painting. In my stupidity tried to use metallic finish paint hoping I could get gold shimmery result I desired. It only turned my dryer sheets all muddy brown. Blech. Good thing I only sprayed it in a small portion.



So I removed dirty looking sheets and replaced them with new ones and used all purpose spray paint ocean blue breeze instead. If you want to add sparkles, use glitter spray. Mine actually has some, it's just not visible in the camera. I liked how how the color turned out!



5. There might be a few better ways to put the mirror at the back. I was too impatient to hang mine. I used metal wire to support the mirror from falling and also I could hang it instantly!

6. It will be too fluffy so you might want to trim the sheets and so that the mirror would show.



At the point, you might want to be more creative and embellish them with anything you want! I used these silver beads I got from a dollar store.

I hope you enjoyed my little recyled project :) Do you have recycled project lately? I am very excited what you came-up with! I would love if you  share it up at my


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31 comments:

  1. I have to try this - it's gorgeous - thanks for the tutorial!

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  2. Now this is so clever. Love the idea. Thanks tons for joining TTT and thanks for the tutorial. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thank you for visiting and for hosting a great party!

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  3. Oh my goodness this is absolutely lovely! Thank you so much for linking up at www.mercyINKblog.com for the Heart&Home link party! hope you'll keep the fun projects coming :)

    blessings,
    lauren

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement Lauren and thanks for dropping by :)

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    1. You are welcome Comeca! Love your name :)

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  5. I love, love, love this! I'm definitely going to be saving up my used dryer sheets and pinning this tutorial to Pinterest. Visiting from www.sarahdawndesigns.blogspot.com.

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    1. Thanks Sarah! I am glad I inspired you to recycle dryer sheets :) Thank you so much for the Pin!

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  6. Thanks for sharing on Cowgirl Up! I liked it so much, I posted it to my fb today. Check it out and then stop by my blog to grab a "I Was Featured on Cowgirl Up" button!
    :) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crafty-Texas-Girls/140299076008437

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  7. No way!!! These are dyer sheets? Holy cow this is so gorgeous! I HAVE to pin this to try later!

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    1. Thank you so much for pinning this Tanya!

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  8. That is so cute. Definitely trying this. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from The Brambleberry Cottage. Would love it if you would share this post at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-6.html Wishing you a grand rest of the week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  9. I think this is sheer genius! Never knew you could spray paint dryer sheets!
    JoAnn

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  10. This is so creative! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. How darling!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  12. Wonderful idea! I love the fluffiness and the bold turquoise!

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  13. No way! I can't believe you made this darling wreath out of dryer sheets! Love it!

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  14. Love this idea! I usually tear my dryer sheet in half before using, so I'll have to see if my used half-sheet will suffice. Otherwise, I might have to stop tearing them in half, just so I can have the full sheet to craft with. I love this blue color too, I have a can of it in my garage. I'm pinning this awesome recycle craft. :)

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  15. I'm a big fan of repurposing dryer sheets, love this!

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  16. That is such a great (and Green!) idea. It looks so pretty too. You are very clever!

    If you ever feel like linking up to another linky party my Say G'day Saturday party has just started and I would be thrilled if you could join in!

    Best wishes and happy weekend!
    Natasha in Oz

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  17. I would have never thought to use dryer sheets!! So clever!! And that color is gorgeous! I'm bad at throwing my dryer sheets away anyway {I usually toss them on top of the dryer until I have a small collection and decide it's time to throw them out... shh don't tell anyone} so now I have an excuse to save them! Thanks so much for sharing! I would absolutely love to have you link up at my Throwback Thursday party {it goes through Sunday night}! http://www.hubbymademe.com/throwback-thursday-no-2/

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  18. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  19. I'll be featuring YOU this afternoon over on my blog. Thank you so much for linking up with {wow me} wednesday.

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

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  20. thanks for sharing.

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