How to Make Dryer Balls

Want to save the planet, money, AND time. There is an easy way to do this. Make a set of Dryer Balls. Specifially, Felted Wool Dryer Balls.
Once you do, you will never have to buy over-scented dryer sheets or bulky bottles of fabric softener again.
Dryer Balls will also reduce static cling and cut your clothes drying time significantly {25-50%}.
These nifty little felted wool dryer balls will do all of these things while happily bouncing around in your dryer.
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All it takes is a some wool yarn and a few simple household items.
Begin by winding the wool around two fingers.
Keep winding until you form a wool ball about the size of a tennis ball. Stick the yarn tail into the ball using a blunt needle.
Add several wool balls into an old panty hose leg. Tie dental floss between wool balls.
Wash in the washer on hottest setting. Run through dryer on hottest setting. They will shrink and felt.
Occasionally add more essential oil. They will continue to shrink as you use them. Just make a few more and toss them into the dryer with the others.

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  • Bab22474461
    on Apr 23, 2017

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      on Jul 28, 2017

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  • The Seasoned Homemaker
    on May 14, 2013

    That really depends on the size of your load, etc. I would say 4 for a small load and 6 for a large load of something like towels.

  • Kathy
    on May 14, 2013

    I suspect my washer doesn't get the water hot enough so boiled these on the stove for 15 minutes. Felting achieved! These are so fun to use!

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