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2011/12/15

Dryer Sheets Tree Tutorial

Bon jour beautiful blogrettes!


Thank you all who commented on my humble dryer sheets tree project. Today I wanted to share the step by step on how I made my Dryer Sheets Tree.


Starts with a cone. Michael's ran out of styro cones the day I went to get one and Walmart only had this! Plus styro cones are kinda expensive for me.



This cone is a bit messy so I only used it to shape a brown cardboard paper I got from the a wrapping paper core. It is in-expensive, plus I could make them in any size I want!
After rolling into shape of a cone, I trimmed bottom part of the cardboard.

 I taped the inside and outside tip with a scotch-tape.


 
I have yards and yards of this tulle fabric from my wedding and a lot of dryer sheets I have been saving for months! I knew I could use them for something!

I cut them into strips. Maybe 2 inches thick, folded them to make it appear less translucent because the fabric and the dryer sheets were too thin. I stitched  the top and made a lace! I didn't have sewing machine which could make everything faster and easier. Also I ran out of white thread. But it was okay, the threads will be concealed anyway as the dryer sheets and tulle ruffles overlaps.


Either you tie it around or use hot glue to glue it around the cone. I glued mine. Work it up to the top of the cone.
 And for the fun part. Mini Christmas balls! I got silver beads from A Dollar Tree Store



And some of these from Michael's Clearance Section.


I cut them in singles and glued them under the strips of dryer sheets


I concealed the tip of the tree with a snowflake ornament





The awesome part of using a rolled cardboard was you could chose for it to have a stand....




...or without a stand.



Et voila! Place it anywhere you want! Like a laundry room perhaps?
 I spent only $3 on this because I had the other materials just lying around the house anyway. Next time you want to throw away something.. you might want to think twice. It might get handy. Looking at my project makes laundry more fun. Ill be looking forward for more laundries to come!


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52 comments:

  1. Hi! I am really enjoying looking around your blog! Your tree is beautiful. It is nice to meet you. Have a nice day! Twyla

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  2. Hi ... found you over at Brenda's Cozy Little House. I love your little tree!

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  3. Hello~I found you at Brenda's Cozy Little House. I love the dryer sheet tree. I have really enjoyed looking around your blog. Have a wonderful day ;-)

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  4. I just can't get enough of your pretty Christmas tree, Myric! It is one of the most creative ideas I've seen in a long time! Thanks so much for the awesome tutorial! I love how you used what you already had, along with some inexpensive supplies. I have a ton of tuile, now I just need to get busy and do a bunch of laundry:)

    Oh, and I adore your Eiffel Tower in the glass! Tres magnifique!!

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  5. That is seriously fabulous! This is the first dryer sheet tree I have seen but I have a feeling you have started a trend. :-) Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  6. Oh, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this idea!!! I've been saving my dryer sheets as well, as I can hardly afford to go running to purchase the more expensive laces and fabrics all the time.. especially for simple scrapbooking projects. So I've been making dryer sheet yo-yo flowers with mine so far, but I would have never dreamed of THIS project! I will definitely keep it in mind, either for this year or next, depending what time will allow; but thank you so much for the inspiration, and hope you're enjoying this holiday season! ~tina

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  7. Thank you for the tutorial! I'll have to start saving my dryer sheets. I just posted your pretty blog button on my sidebar :)
    Have a great weekend, Myric!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  8. This gorgeous little tree speaks to me on so many levels! It's frugal, it's recycled, it's simple, it's lovely and it says "beauty can be created with almost anything...and a little imagination!" Just darling Myric...sharing it on our Facebook Page ~Heather

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  9. I'm pinning it on pinterest as well Myric! I think you'll get a lot of traffic!

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  10. Absolutely love this!!! All those dryers sheets now have a use!!! I've to to try this one! thanks so much for sharing!!!

    And I repinned it from Heather! :-)

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  11. This is one of THE BEST Tree's this Christmas OUT THERE!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT Myric.. Can't tell you how beautiful and creative this is!! SUPER AWESOME.. Thanks SO much for featuring it with my friends.. LOVE IT!!

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  12. Just bounced over from Cozy Little House and LOVE your tree! What a wonderful idea! I will have to start saving my dryer sheets so I can do this! I bet you could make a dandy wreath too! And I bet it smells good! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

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  13. Fabulous!! I knew I should have been saving all those dryer sheets..... rats.

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  14. So very clever...love it...have a beautiful Christmas...xo
    Lucy

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  15. Thats really beautiful! My daughter called me and told me to look at this--I'm afraid she wants me to try to make her one!

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  16. This is so beautiful! I would love to have you share this at my Monday party. (Party starts Sunday at 8pm)

    Anna
    www.askannamoseley.com

    Here's the link: http://www.askannamoseley.com/search/label/Weekend%20Warrior%20Link%20Party

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  17. Adorable! Never seen anything like this -- truly so creative.

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  18. So beautiful! I would love for you to do a tutorial or be a guest judge on my blog.
    www.thecsiproject.com


    If you are interested, email me at dee@thecsiproject.com

    I love all of your projects and would love to feature them on my blog!

    Dee, the CSI Girl

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  19. came from Thrifty Decorating. Gorgeous!!

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  20. How lovely! I love the little ruffles! It looks so vintage :)
    Jennelise

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  21. I'm glad someone pinned this so I can add to my Pinterest--your projects are awesome!

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  22. That is GORGEOUS!!! thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

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  23. Absolutely FABULOUS!!! this looks so pretty ...many thanks for playing along at CCCB ... Merry christmas to you!

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  24. Que árvore linda...e fácil de fazer...Parabéns...feliz Natal...

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  25. What a fabulous tree!

    Thank you for sharing the season at Potpourri Friday! May you have a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays!

    I have just become a friend and follower and hope you will do the same!

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  26. Wonderful project....
    ..... And blog !!

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  27. Very clever idea for your tree and it turned out sweet. Merry Christmas! Hugs Marilou

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  28. Love the idea of recycling those sheet. I bet the tree smells nice too.

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  29. This is brilliant! Really love how you made this tree, it's sheer elegance! I found you through Cindy's blog and I'm glad I did, love the atmosphere. Happy Holidays to you and your beloved ones. Greetz from the Netherlands, Ira

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  30. Cindy Adkins suggested I pop over to take a look at your blog! Very interesting upcycling! I'll be back to see more of your blog.

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful and Happy New Year!

    Blessings,
    Donna

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  31. This is completely beautiful!!! I love it SO MUCH! You did such a fabulous job. It is absolutely DARLING!!! I would love for you to share this at my special holiday linky party going on right now! I know my readers would LOVE IT!! http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/12/12-days-of-christmas-holiday-linky.html

    Happy Holidays to you and yours!!
    ~Nikki ...xoxo

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  32. So creative and beautiful. I just love it.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

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  33. This is absolutely fabulous! Congrats on your win at City Crafter. I belong to Pinterest, and "pinned" this post to my boards there, sharing it with everyone. What a wonderful craft! Thank you!

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  34. This is so beautiful Myric. I will be sending a link to my nieces, they are about your age and love to repurpose things. One is recently married and one will be married in a few months. I am sure they will love your blog.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  35. Such a beautiful project! I'm so glad I followed a pin of your project to your blog. I'm your newest follower. Megan

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