Wool Dryer Balls – Flourish and Blots

Wool Dryer Balls

Do you have some wool yarn you aren’t going to use? Turn them into wool dryer balls! Making wool dryer balls is easy and they will reduce the amount of time it takes for your laundry to dry. I don’t know about you, but it really throws me off when I am expecting to move a wet load of clothes from the washer into the dryer and find the ones in the dryer are still damp. 

Wind your yarn into balls the size of a tennis ball. I used two different colors of wool yarn. I cut a piece off of each color of yarn (about two feet long), wrapped that around the ball made of the other color of yarn, and tied them off. 

Push your yarn balls into an old pair of tights, tying the tights off to keep the ball snug so it doesn’t unravel in the washer. I used a pair of tights my toddler had torn a hole in the waistband of. 



Wash the yarn balls in the washing machine on hot. I just threw them in with a load of towels, to avoid wasting time, water and energy. Dry them in the dryer. I washed and dried mine another three times to be sure they wouldn’t unravel.

Cut the tights off your wool balls, marvel at their beauty and throw them in your dryer! You can also add 2 drops of lavender essential oil for fragrance. Or experiment with other oils. Just let the oil dry before you put them into your dryer with your clothes. These I gave to my beautiful mom whom I adore!



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