What To Do With Dryer Lint
Use Dryer Lint for Crafts, Fire Starter, and More!
Lint has always held a warm place in my heart. So much so in fact that I started a blog about lint a few years ago. On my blog, The Lint Filter, I write about what to do with dryer lint and report when I read the word "lint" in a book. I know, I know, this is all too exciting all for one lonely little blog.*
Which brings me to Squidoo and its quests. A recent quest was called "Be weird." Me? I don't know how else to be.
When I saw this quest on Squidoo, frankly I was stumped. I am weird, totally weird, and most things I do, I do in a weird way. So, it's hard to pick out the weirdness from all the weirdnesses, if you know what I mean. And if you know what I mean, I'm glad to tell you, you're probably weird too!
This photo is of a lint feeder full of lint! Perfect for hanging on the fence in the garden to help papa bird build that nest.
Photo Credit: theSquarePeg on Etsy
*Read the very first installment of The Lint Filter if you want to know where my love of lint comes from. It's not earth shattering, just fun.
Where Does Lint Come From?
Well, most lint is born in the clothes dryer, Virginia. You should help your mother with the laundry once in awhile and you'd know this.
Clothes driers are wonderful inventions, but they do create dryer lint, the fuzz and bits flung off during the tumbling and drying process.
The lint is trapped in something called the lint filter. Cleaning the lint filter is important since lint is very flammable. Which leads me to the topic of using lint as fire starter.
Clean Your Lint Filter - And Keep Your House From Burning Down
Dryer lint can cause fires. When too much lint is trapped in the filter and behind it and under it and in the line venting to the outside, the heat from the clothes dryer can cause all of that lint to catch fire.
Keep your lint under control!
Lint in the Garden -- Uses for Lint Outdoors - Click a small image to enlarge it.Click thumbnail to view full-size
Lint in the Garden and Lint for Starting Fires - And Other Practical Uses for Lint
- Heirloom Spinach Bloomsdale 10 'Dove Gray' by NecroPolisHerbs
Welcome -- ENLIVEN that patch of unused city land just aching to thrive. QUICKEN the yard of the abandoned house on your block. GRAFITTI the town with Seeds! You'll receive 10 Seed Bombs with Open Pollinated Bloomsdale Spinach Seeds encased inside. M
- Stoneware Lint Feeder something like cammo by theSquarePeg
The stoneware lint feeders are much sturdier than the raku ones - they can live outdoors year round in most climates and dont give one hoot (see what I did there?) about rain or sun. Designed to hang on a wall, eave, post or tree trunk by a nail or s
- The Lint Filter: Make Fire Starters with Lint and Toilet Paper Rolls
Okay, I saw this easy project somewhere online (Pinterest probably; everything's on Pinterest) and have been meaning to write a blog entry, so here goes. It's so easy and when you're done, you'll have handy fire starters for the fireplace in the fall
- How to Make Compost -- Organic Fertilizer
Did you know you can add lint to the compost pile? Composting can be a fun family project and produces great organic fertilizer for gardens. Everyday table waste and trash can be easily composted.
- Bacon and Eggs: Uses For Dryer Lint
Just about everyone has dryer lint. I suppose most people just toss it out in the trash. But I don't. I've been saving dryer lint for what seems like ages. I happen to know that there are lots of other folks out there that do the same thing. How d
Crafting with LintClick thumbnail to view full-size
Lint Crafts - Pocket Lint Faerie, Dryer Lint Clutch, Lint Dough Elephant, Dryer Lint Paper
- niniwig the pocket lint faerie by nikkirossignol on Etsy
Ever wonder why your pocket is always full of lint? No, its not becasue you washed it with your fuzzy sweater. Pocket lint is all the fault of pesky little niniwigs! You see niniwigs like warm dark places. Since they are very fury and tend to wiggle
- Dryer Lint Clutch by BrightIdeasStudio on Etsy
Dryer lint? Seriously? Yes! I couldn't resist the soft color and textures in a sheet of lint pulled from my dryer trap. I created the fabric by layering the lint with a cotton backing, a sprinkling of snippets and glitter, a layer of organza, and ran
- Dryer lint recipes and patterns from planetpals
Make things with dryer Lint, dryer lint paper mache, dryer lint clay, dryer lint paper, how to, recycle, ideas, crafts, patterns, recipes.
- Dollar Store Crafts -- Make Paper Out of Dryer Lint
With Earth Day coming up, I thought I'd share how I made the base for my Artist Trading Card that I submitted for the Iron Craft challenge 14; "Wish You Were Here." You can then use this unique & beautiful paper for gift tags, note cards, or as p
- Not quite 101 uses for dryer lint - DIY Life
I do a lot of laundry in my house and, as a result, I accumulate what seems like a metric ton of dryer lint each week. As I fished the latest clump of fuzz from my dryer's lint cup, I got to wondering, "Is there something useful could do with all thi
- The Lint Filter: Lint Dough -- ELEPHANT
This is a new one to me. Have you ever made modeling dough using dryer lint? Me neither, but this cute feller was crafted from a lint (and a few more ingredients)! Yes sir, this cute elephant was made using dryer lint, water, flour, and vegetable oil
Lint in Literature
I update my lint blog, The Lint Filter, when I read the word "lint" in a book. It's fun!
Quotes About Lint
- The Great Bellybutton Lint Survey: Quotes - ABC Science Online
Recording results from a survey designed to discover the origin of belly button lint.
- Quote Sea -- Quotes with Lint
Browse, share, collect and enjoy a sea of quotes with lint. The quotations are displayed organized by keyword lint (about 6 quotes) and sorted by popularity.
Fabric and Sweater Brush - Stay Tidy
Keep your clothes looking tidy and lint free, just like Bates does when dressing Lord Grantham.
Lint Rollers - Control Lint Around the House
These small lint rollers are small enough to tuck into your purse or the car glove compartment to keep you looking tidy all day.
Store Your Lint Safe and Sound - or Waste Cans If You Don't Save Lint... tsk tsk.
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