Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Homemade Dryer Balls
When my dryer balls bit the dust after a year of use, I decided to find something different.
(Plastic) + ($14 for 1 year of use) = (Time for a change)
And while I was at it, a more natural solution seemed like a good idea.
I found a quick and easy tutorial here. I was able to make four decent-sized dryer balls out of one skein of Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool, so it was about $5 or $6 at JoAnn's after a coupon. I'm guessing they'll last longer than the plastic balls, too.
How well do they work? That's kind of hard to evaluate, but I know it doesn't hurt to have them in there! They do seem to cut down on drying time and static cling. My dryer is super slow, so any help is appreciated.
I'm just glad I remembered to snap a picture before I started using them -- they do tend to pill!