Friday, November 18, 2011

Dryer Lint Crafts

Some people may be a little weirded out by using drying lint on crafts, but I'm kind of excited about the concept.  While researching the idea, I found a number of cool ideas for using dryer lint on craft projects and for home use.

My Favorite Uses For Dryer Lint

Make fire starters - Take an egg carton and fill each egg holder with dryer lint.  Cover the lint with broken up crayons.  Preheat oven to 175*.  Cover cookie sheet with aluminum foil.  Put the egg carton on the covered cookie sheet and bake until the crayon wax melts.  Remove from the oven and let cool over night.  Keep the finished fire starters in a cool dry place.  Then you just tear off each egg holder to use as a starter.  These are supposed to burn for about five minutes a piece.  You can also use old candles instead of broken crayons.

Dryer lint clay - This would be a super fun Christmas tree ornament project.  You could roll out the clay and use cookie cutters to cut out Christmas trees. 

Dryer lint paper

Fuzzy Fingernails???  - Tap dryer lint on wet fingernails

Fuzzy stripes on cards or scrapbook pages.  Take your double sides tape runner and create your tape stripes.  Tap the tape with dryer lint and you get fuzzy stripes.

Fuzzy cardstock - cover cardstock with glue and tape with dryer lint.  You can then die cut fuzzy letters or shapes

Spin dryer lint into yarn to make craft projects. 

People even use dryer lint to make very detailed pictures.  I saw a picture of "The Last Supper" made out of dryer lint!!! 

One DON'T DO - Don't use dryer lint to stuff items as it is very combustible. 

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