Who would have ever thought that something useful could be made with dryer lint? Most of the time, I just throw my dryer lint away, as I’m sure most people do. However, I found out a few months ago that there are lots of uses for dryer lint. The concoction that I made in the last post was a dryer lint clay which is somewhat similar to papier mache. I used it to do a craft with one of my clients.(I work with autistic children.) We took the clay and pressed it on an empty water bottle. Then we pressed colored paper, ribbon, crayon shavings and sparkles into the clay to decorate it. When it dries, it will be a funky flower vase. I meant to take a picture of it, but in my haste to accomplish other things in our session, I forgot.
Here are some other things that can be done with dryer lint.
- Use dryer lint for packing material in boxes.
- It can be reformed into cloth. You can spin it much like wool into thread and then use that thread for weaving, or you could crochet or knit it into a scarf, blanket, etc.
- You can place some dryer lint out on your lawn and watch the birds come and gather this nest building material.
- Stuff your old tube sock with dryer lint to create draft stoppers for your doors.
-Put dryer lint in your kindling box. It is great for starting fires.
-Dryer lint can be used to protect your plants from cold. Put it around the base of your less hardy plants to keep them warm.
-It can be used in making different crafts.
The following piece of art work was made by Bryn Starr Best of Vista, Ca. using dryer lint.
It’s amazing that useful and even beautiful things can be formed from something that most people throw away. Sin has a way of really messing up people, sometimes so much to the point where they or perhaps others around them feel there is nothing good that can come out of their lives. It’s satan’s desire to see human lives messed up and thrown away, but God sees things differently. We can come to God in repentance over our sinful condition not having much to offer, but God sees our potential, and He can make something useful and beautiful out of the life that is surrendered to Him. I’m glad to be counted among the Lord’s lint!