These dryer balls are fuzzy and au naturale…that’s what she said. Just toss these wooly dryer balls into your dryer and you won’t regret it…that’s what she said.These dryer balls are small but mighty…that’s what she said. These dryer balls will tea bag your laundry to perfection…that’s what — ok, you get it.
Not only are these dryer balls fun to joke about but they offer you a lot of benefits in the laundry room, bow chicka wow wow. They will leave you fully satisfied. Ok, fine, I will stop.
Dryer balls replace those stinky ass dryer sheets. I cannot stand those things. They are so overwhelming in scent that I literally prefer the smell of non-dryer balls. At least those don’t give me hives.
There are so many benefits to replacing dryer sheets with dryer balls. They are natural so you’re eliminating the chemicals that basically stick to your clothing and rub onto your skin. They dry your laundry faster by gently banging the moisture out of your clothes. Although wrinkly themselves, these dryer balls reduce wrinkles in your laundry — who knew?! And popping these balls in the dryer reduces static and increases fluffiness too.
If you want to scent your laundry even after you just washed them in scented detergent (insane — I know), then sprinkle a few drops of essential oil on the dryer balls. I recommend lavender.
So goodbye stinky dryer sheets and hello wooly dryer balls!
1 ball of yarn that is 100% wool
Essential oil (optional)
Wind the yarn several times around your fingers to get the ball shape going. Take it off your fingers and continue to wrap the yarn around itself and soon enough, a ball will form. Continue until it’s the size of a tennis ball and tuck in the end piece into itself.
If you don’t know the size of a tennis ball, it’s about the size of a small orange or apple. If you don’t know that either, put the computer down and maybe get out more and talk to people sometimes.
The next step requires you to “felt” the ball (no, not the past tense of feeling a ball). This basically makes the yarn thicken and not have any loose strands. Take a pair of panty hose and put all the balls you made into the panty hose leg, separating each ball with a knot in the panty hose.
This will basically look like a pearl necklace or thai beads (NSFW if you look that up). Throw them into a load of laundry and put them through the ‘hot’ cycle with a cold rinse (prob with towels). Then put them in the dryer at the hottest temperature. Mine felted the first time, but you may need to repeat this process a couple times. You’ll know when your dryer balls are done when the wool is matted looking.
Next time you’re using the dryer, throw in a few of these balls and let them go to town on your laundry.