DIY Wool Dryer Balls

3 Materials
20 Minutes

These DIY wool dryer balls are a great alternative to heavily-scented store bought dryer sheets that often contains harsh chemicals. Plus they’re fun to make!

I’ve been using dryer balls for a couple of years now and I love them. They eliminate the need to use any kind of harsh chemicals to soften my laundry and remove static, they’re environmentally-friendly, and they’re definitely cost-effective! One set of dryer balls will last you indefinitely so you’ll never need to buy dryer sheets again
That’s it! One regular size ball of wool should make about 3-4 dryer balls if you use the same method that I used, which is a good number to use for your laundry.

Start off by cutting a piece about three to four inches long off of the sleeve of an old sweater.

Fold the sweater sleeve piece up and tightly tie the end of the wool yarn around it. Start wrapping really tightly with your wool, beginning to encourage the sweater to go into a roughly round shape.
OK, now keep wrapping and wrapping and wrapping, covering up all of the sweater.

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The last thing you’ll need to do is to wash the dryer balls in hot water so that the yarn will all become felted together and the balls will hold their shape as they bounce around in your dryer.
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