The Primitive Roost...

Friday, February 8, 2013

Woolie Dryer Balls.....

It's no secret that i love pinterest...a lot of crafts have been waiting patiently while i spend my extra time perusing the pictures there! 
You can find everything there....
from patterns and recipes...
to cleaning tips and excercise routines...
My latest find...
Woolie dryer balls!!
You add them to your dryer before drying the load and they bounce around aerating your clothes ...making them soft, static free AND cutting down on the drying time!
This means that you spend less money on electricity and you don't have to buy fabric softener sheets!!
Here is what you need to make yours:
1. one skein of 100% wool  (i get mine at Hobby Lobby!)
2. one pair of nylons

That's far so good. start wrapping the yarn around two of your fingers, slide it off and start wrapping the yarn around the little wad of yarn you just made...technical ...right? LOl
Keep wrapping until you have a ball smaller than a tennis ball but bigger than a golf ball.
Now cut the string and tuck the end under so it is anchored into the ball.
                        one skein of yarn made six dryer balls for me
You have just made your first ball!! Easy!
Continue until you have used all your skein made six...according to the pinterest only need four. one of your balls into the nylon leg and push it down . Then tie a knot above it. Now do the same with the rest..making sure to tie a knot after adding each ball. This will keep them from fusing to eachother. 
You are almost done!!
Throw them into the washer machine (i washed them with a load of whites!) on your hottest setting...then throw them in the dryer on the hottest setting..remove them from the nylon and they should be fused...if not..repeat washing and drying process...That's it!! 
You are now ready to use them!
    I have seen ..also on pinterest...that you can soak a piece of tshirt in fabric softener, let it dry and use that as a fabric softener i am going to try that with one of the dryer balls.I am a sucker for the smell of the dryer sheets and don't want to give that up. 
I am listening to my dryer now using the balls for the first time and i don't hear them bouncing around which is good. I will let you know how well they work in my next post! 
I'm off now to make some homemade granola for the week.

Until next time!

God Bless,


  1. Yay! I love this idea - especially since yarn is not totally foreign to me.

    Lots of people think yarn is this "old-fashioned" thing of the past. It isn't - I swear it's easy to find. You can even get it at Walmart!

    1. I had one man tell me while watching me knit, that i needed to "get with the times". We were watching our kids play basketball, and instead of playing on a phone i was knitting! I just laughed. I too love to buy yarn at Walmart..but they don't sell 100% wool at my local Walmart!