Monday, July 9, 2012

A How-to, Let make some Wool Balls!

How to Create your own wool Dryer balls!

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.