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How to Repurpose Used Dryer Sheets to Make Gift or Treat Bag

Repurpose used dryer sheets to help minimize landfill. Used dryer sheets are not recyclable or compostable, so they end up as trash and go to landfills. You can make a gift or treat bag from used dryer sheets.dryer sheets treat bag

Here are the supplies you’ll need:Supplies for Dryer Sheet Gift and Treat Bags

  • Used dryer sheets
  • Scissors
  • Twine, yarn, ribbon, etc.
  • Double-sided tape
  • Food coloring (optional)

Let’s make a Used Dryer Sheet Gift or Treat Bag:

  1. In a small bowl combine warm water and a few drops of food coloring. Soak the used dryer sheets in the colored water for several minutes. This step is optional but can add pizzazz to your treat bag.Soak Dryer Sheet in Food Coloring Water
  2. Lay the colored dryer sheets on old towels or rags to dry. Try to avoid using paper towels—we want to reduce waste with this project as much as possible.Lay Dryer Sheets on Towels to Dry
  3. You can cut the dryer sheets to the size you want for your gift or treat bag, or leave it whole. For a small treat bag, I cut the dryer sheet into quarters.
  4. You’ll need two pieces the same size for one bag. Place double-sided tape along three edges of one of the pieces.Line Three Sides of Dryer Sheet with Double Sided Tape
  5. Expose the adhesive on the tape, and glue the second piece in place directly on top of the first one.
  6. Fill your bag and tie the top closed with a length of ribbon, twine, or yarn.Finished Dryer Sheet Treat Bag
  7. If you want to go a step further, you can pierce holes around the top of the treat bag about ¾” from the edge with the tip of pointed scissors or a ballpoint pen. Weave a length of twine or yarn through the holes. After filling the bag, gently gather to close the bag, and tie in place with a bow.dryer sheets treat bag
  8. Have fun sharing your environmentally friendly gift and treat bag.dryer sheets treat bag

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