Hi All, Welcome to Week Four of my “Ten Week T-Shirt Challenge”. This week you will receive a Free Tutorial on how to make your own Reusable Dryer Sheets!
One of my favorite blogs is “SIXDOLLARFAMILY.COM” . Stacy, the owner, is an extraordinary woman who has overcome a lot of challenges that would have “done in” the average person! Me included! Besides being a strong inspirational woman, she is the queen of DIY, Money Saving Tips and much more! During a recent visit to her site, I read one of her posts on how to make your own reusable dryer sheets out of T-Shirts! I immediately gathered all the ingredients and made some of my own.
One of the ingredients is an Essential Oil. Stacy likes to use either lemon or orange. For my first batch I used “lemongrass”. My second batch I switched and used “orange”. I loved both.
However, when I first used them, I did notice that there was a lot more static in the dryer and my clothes clung together which didn’t happen when using the store bought dryer sheets. I have to be honest, I didn’t like this. I just pretty close to going scraping the whole project. But before I did, I went back to Stacy’s site and in one of the comments she had received someone else had the same problem but eliminated it when she made an aluminum ball and placed it in the dryer with her sheet and the wet clothes. So I tried it and it worked like a charm. I actually put two aluminum balls in the dryer and just left them there. That was two weeks ago and they are still working!
Once that problem was solved I knew I wanted to add this project to my T-Shirt Challenge. It makes me feel great that I can use up some of my less desirable T-shirts AND help the environment too!
I have my dryer sheet jar sitting on that shelf over the washed and dryer. It looks better than the store bought dryer sheet box! You be the judge! Click here to go to her site and get the very easy directions.
For more Free Tutorials on how to transform old T-shirts see more of my recent posts.
T-shirt Rag Rug Click Here!
Baby Bibs Click Here!
T-Shirt Flowers Click Here!
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(She believed she could, so she did!)
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