Make your own felted wool dryer ball
Thanks to this tutorial, I have managed to make my own dryer ball. I am such a nerd, but I am terribly pleased about this. I found wool yarn at a discount store so I didn’t even spend more than a couple dollars for the whole project. I’ve washed and dried the ball twice now, but it doesn’t look as felted as I thought it would. It will continue to felt the more it gets tossed into the dryer.
Now I got interested in these things for a couple reasons – all having to do with trying to be greener. Yes, I know that if I was really being green, I wouldn’t even be using my dryer. Truth is, I do hang many things but not everything. I have always used dryer sheets to help reduce static cling, but I wasn’t happy with the idea of tossing them in the garbage. I found some dryer balls on the market but they are made of pvc material, and the toxins and health issues there had me running in the opposite direction. So. The environmentally-friendly static-reducing wonder is the felted wool dryer ball. You can buy these on etsy and have someone else make them for you, but it was really easy to do. It might even be something you can get the kids involved in. I know my kitten was definitely interested. All it takes is your time and a few dollars worth of yarn. And an old pair of pantyhose, but who doesn’t have at least one pair of hose with a run in them stuffed into a drawer?
Felted wool dryer balls are said to cut down on drying time and reduce static cling; they are non-toxic and environmentally-friendly. Why not give it a try? It’s the small things that add up to make a big difference.