Upcycled Dryer Sheets

Dryer sheets are almost unnecessary in the summer time, but now that the air has gotten crisper as we head into fall and winter, static begins to wreak havoc on my laundry. Instead of purchasing scented, chemical-laden dryer sheets from the grocery store, this time I opted to upcycle my own using some simple household items and a repurposed pair of old blue jeans.

What You’ll Need:

A large mason jar (mine was repurposed from a pickle jar!)

A pair of old blue jeans


White vinegar


Optional: fabric softener


To create a dryer sheet that would be easily distinguishable from the rest of my laundry, I created them from a pair of worn out clue jeans. I cut small squares from the fabric and they are easy to identify as soon as they come out of the dryer. I simply pile them up and then when the jar is empty, place them back in it and mix up a new batch.


In the mason jar, mix 1 part water and 1 part vinegar. You can also add some fabric softener; just a dash.


Stuff the blue jean squares into the jar and let them soak in the liquid for at least a day.

Throw one in when you wash your clothes in the washer, and then throw another in when you dry them in the dryer.

These dryer sheets also act as a fabric softener, since they contain white vinegar. The towels and pants that come out of the dryer are so soft and warm when I use these!

Static be gone!

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Adan

PrintBy Elizabeth Adan

Elizabeth Adan is a Freelance Writer, Publicist and Explorer. Aquaberry Bliss is a unique outdoor lifestyle site dedicated to expanding your world and inspiring your creativity. When Elizabeth isn’t traveling, you’ll find her writing, hiking or gardening. Find Elizabeth on Twitter @stillaporcupine and on LinkedIn.

2 thoughts on “Upcycled Dryer Sheets

  1. I love this idea! I haven’t used dryer sheets in years because they are full of chemicals. When the neighbor’s dryer vents into our open windows, I can smell that strong chemical perfume smell of dryer sheets, and it is air pollution. So thanks for using a healthy alternative! We use felted wool dryer balls that our dear cousin made for us, and they work perfectly for static. These small things make a big difference in how we take care of the earth and air and ourselves!


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