DIY Dryer Balls With Needle Felted Designs

6 Materials
$20
1 Hour
Easy

Why not have some fun with your laundry by making some Designer Dryer Balls? You can needle felt fun designs such as hearts, stars and moons onto wool dryer balls.


For this project, you can use store bought dryer balls or you can easily make your own ( see that tutorial here). (Note - This won't work for plastic dryer balls)


The full step by step tutorial can be found at FiberArtsy.com (see link below!)

WHAT ARE DRYER BALLS?


Basically, they are balls that you put in the clothes dryer to help fluff your laundry and reduce static. Did your Mom ever put tennis balls in the dryer? Mine did. (Side note: don’t use tennis balls … they release toxins). For this project, you need to use dryer balls made with raw wool, roving or wool yarn.

SUPPLIES NEEDED:


  • 100% Wool Dryer Balls
  • Felting Needles and Tool
  • Needle Felting Pad or Sponge
  • Wool Roving
  • Cookie Cutters
  • Finger Protectors or Gloves (optional)
CAUTION!!!


CAUTION!!!!

FELTING NEEDLES ARE WICKED SHARP!!! NEEDLE FELTING IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN.

PREPARE THE WOOL:


Draft or Thin out the roving.

FELT A HEART SHAPE:


Place the wool inside the cookie cutter and thoroughly felt it with the felting needles.

FELT THE HEART ONTO THE DRYER BALL:


Remove the heart from the sponge and felt it onto the dryer ball.

PERSONALIZE YOUR DRYER BALLS:


Dryer balls make super DIY Gifts, especially when they are personalized! You could felt a horse shape for horse lovers or maybe a monogram? Have some fun with this!


See the full step by step tutorial at FiberArtsy.com (link below)

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