My friend Ellen at Sisterhood of the Sensible Mom recently brought a pin on Pinterest to my attention and suggested I take a look. It was called "Reusing Dryer Lint - Frugal Tips."
Hmmm. That sounded interesting. While I've never heard the Hubs complain outright about the amount of lint we waste every year, I thought he might appreciate my proactive approach to saving. When I clicked the link, imagine my surprise to find a fun craft you can do with your children and dryer lint. You can make a sock puppet and shove it full of dryer lint as the stuffing. Yay!!! (Did the sarcasm font work there? Sometimes it doesn't always work.)
Now, my other friend, Robyn, at Hollow Tree Ventures noticed something interesting, "Hey, they promised you tipS, but really there is only one. Surely there are other things you can do with your dryer lint besides stuff a sock?"
You know what? She was absolutely right. Think of all the people who can't make a sock puppet and yet they want to reuse their dryer lint too! So, a bunch of us put our heads together and thought long and hard about other uses for dryer lint this is what we came up with:
1. A sock puppet is crafty, but bracelets are better. - Kim, Let Me Start By Saying
2. Homemade cotton pads to remove your make up. - Rebecca, Frugalista Blog
3. Make a playmate for you ... or a friend. - Karen, Baby Sideburns
4. I've lusted after one of those chic flip-open iPhone cases for a long time but couldn't afford it. But I made one out of my dryer lint and now no one can tell the difference! - Suzanne, Toulouse and Tonic
5. Trouble at work? No problem. Just make a lint voodoo doll. - Kim
6. Go green with your gift giving - instead of polluting Mother Earth with tissue paper, substitute festive lint balls in your gift bags! Saving the planet is a present for everyone's future. - Robyn
7. Make shit shapes and leave them in places where people wouldn't want to find gray turds. Perfect faux turds when wet. - Susan, Divine Secrets of a Domestic Diva
8. My kids wanted a cat, but they are so darn messy. I tried papier mache, but that didn't fool my little geniuses. Dryer lint to the rescue! Bonus realistic hair balls. - Ellen
9. Take the dog to the groomer and shave him down after the kids got gum stuck in his fur? Or just use scissors and cut the gum out of the one spot and repurpose the old dryer lint as a dog toupee? Perfect. Totes Natural. - Susan
10. Save a fortune on tampons. - Karen
Surely there are more that we've forgotten. What are your ideas for reusing your lint?
Here is mine: Bunch wet lint together in your hand and use to wash windows or any other hard surface. - Jen
(Picture unavailable because I'm on vacation and I forgot to upload my picture before I left. Trust me, it's not that great. These others are so much better, because I suck at creative lint masterpieces.)
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