So I figured I would branch out from Reviews to How to's. I'm Not sure how many "how to's" I will do but I have one now for yall. (Please send suggestions on things you wanna know how to do, and I'll try to figure it out)
My Balls are simple and nothing fancy , But effective.
So what you will need is Acrylic (or other synthetic fiber) Yarn. (I got mine at the dollar store for .. well.. a dollar, and I decided to get two different colors.)
100% wool yarn.
Old nylon tights.
First you take the Synthetic yarn and start a ball, Make it at least 2-3 inches in diameter (you can make it larger if you wish) Now that you have your Budget Saver Center created you can start on the 100% wool yarn, You can use any color you wish. Now continue with the outside of the ball til its about the size of a tennis ball. (you can make them any size you wish, if you notice mine are different sizes lol)
Now Place your Yarn balls into the nylon, Tie a knot at the open end so the balls will not escape. Wash the balls in a regular wash with any laundry you have that needs a good cleaning.
Once your load of laundry is done Dry as normal. Yes, dry your balls in the dryer.
Welp it should be all done =) Now cut open your nylon and check to see if your balls are felted together, if not just put them back in a nylon and run through the wash and dry a couple more times.
You can add scents with Essential oils or leave unscented, put in your dryer and BAM you have energy savin, laundry beatin, Scent leavein, Dryer balls.
|After wash and dry|
|Before wash and dry|
On a side note: If you wish to use 100% wool on your balls you sure can. These I made were just to save a little money since wool can get very expensive.
Dryer balls are not just for cloth diapers! These are used to help keep drying time down, which keeps Utility costs down! A recommended amount for good quick dry time is 10 balls per load.