Wool Dryer Balls are great. They eliminate the need for fabric softener and dryer sheets. They also save on drying time, which saves you more money on your electric bill.When I saw that someone was selling wool dryer balls for $6 each, I knew that I could make mine own cheaper. I made 7 dryer balls for $10, when the wool was on sale at Michael's.
I was also interested in using fewer chemicals on our clothing, since our family has sensitive skin.
What you will need:
- 1 skein of 100% wool yarn. I asked the lady at Micheal's to help me find the 100% wool yarn to make dryer balls and she knew exactly what I needed. I don't think that I was the only one that has asked her lately. I prefer the medium weigh yarn (grey and cream) and not the bulky yarn (multi colored).
- 1 pair of old tights.
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Next, I used all 7 balls in two loads of laundry. This is what the dryer ball looked like when the drying cycle was done. I did not notice a difference in the static between the dryer balls and fabric softener.
These are the two blog postings that I followed to make my own dryer balls.
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