Don't throw away those used dryer sheets!

@dragon54u (31636)
United States
April 30, 2008 7:11am CST
For the past couple of years, I've been giving pillows as Christmas gifts that are stuffed with used dryer sheets. People love them, they're washable and I'm saving them from a landfill! Best of all, it's practically a free gift and they know you've spent time making the gift. I like to sew the sheets up in their own bag then make a cover that closed with velcro so that the cover can be laundered and the stuffing remains undisturbed. Can you think of any other ideas for re-using or recycling things we usually don't think can be used again?
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@ruby222 (4848)
30 Apr 08
Thats a brilliant idea...and they must smell good too!!!...
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@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
30 Apr 08
I use the unscented sheets! I don't like my clothing to smell like anything but I've smelled those scented sheets after use and they do smell good! I put in a few in the last pillow--a friend had saved some of hers for me--and it did hold the scent, though not as strongly. It was just enough to make the pillow smell nice without overwhelming.
@ruby222 (4848)
30 Apr 08
Its a good idea anyway.I may well try it,but im always busy with my embroidery ,and im doing a fairly big piece at the mo,,so its taking up all of my time.
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
30 Apr 08
Hi! what a nice gesture. I love recieving pillows for a gift. My bed is already overflowing with them though. I know of another way that some scraps of cloth can be used. They can be used for a plastic bag dispenser. It needs a garter too and is quite nice when it is finished. You place the plastic bags inside from above and then when you need them jsut pull one from below. It hangs you see and the top and bottom both have garters in them. thats where you put them in and pull them out respectively. Im probably not making sense because I cant really give you all the details on how to make it because it is sewn and needs materials and a proper procedure but it can be another way to make use of some cloths that might jsut be lying around the house unnoticed. It can be used not just for plastic bags(going green is good too), like paper bags, or jsut twine and strings lying around, can also be used for shoelaces. Its all up to you.^_^
@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
30 Apr 08
A friend of mine made one of those for me, I loved it! I've been meaning to make a new one myself because mine disappeared when I moved--as SO many things do!--but haven't gotten around to it. Thanks for reminding me!
@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
1 May 08
Oh! hehe glad you like it and gald to be of help. Hsve fun doing those these that you need to do!^_^