TikTok's Dryer Sheet Hack Makes Artificial Flowers Feel So Much More Real

Imagine a beautiful bouquet of flowers sitting on your tabletop. They are so gorgeous and vibrant that you can't help but stick your nose in the petals and take a deep breath. The fresh fragrance transports you to a field of daisies that you wouldn't mind getting lost in. But here's the secret — the flowers are fake. That's right, we've ripped off Mother Nature big time with TikTok's dryer sheet hack. It's a way to make decorative fake flowers seem real by giving them a floral scent courtesy of the laundry item.

For this hack, you obviously want to use a dryer sheet that actually smells like the flowers. It would be quite odd for your roses to smell like lemon or fresh linen. Luckily, many scented dryer sheets pull from the petaled plants for their aroma. There are fragrances from popular flowers like rose, lavender, and tulip. Or you can even find general scents like "field flowers" or "floral bouquet," if you have a mix of blooms. Flowers are chic decor that is not going out of style anytime soon, and with this TikTok hack, you can pretend your artificial ones came straight from the garden.

Use a dryer sheet to mimic the flower's fragrance

This TikTok hack is pretty simple. All you need to do is rub the petals, leaves, and stems of your artificial flowers with the dryer sheets and then, leave the scented cloth in the vase. That's it! It is a brilliant way to use dryer sheets outside of the laundry room, and you can even be eco-friendly by doing it with used sheets. After your clothes come out the dryer, collect the old dryer sheets and save it for this hack.

Since the sheets will lose their scent over time, this isn't a set-it-and-forget-it hack. The aroma can wear off in a couple of days to a few weeks, depending on the brand and fragrance. You can swap out the sheet with fresh ones once the floral aroma is gone, or revitalize the sheet with your own scent. Try spraying the cloth with a floral perfume or dab it with essential oils, like lavender and jasmine, to reintroduce the nature-inspired odor. If you couple this hack with game-changing tricks that make artificial flowers look real, then you can really bring your blossoms to life.