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Make Something Sunday: Wool Dryer Balls

Thank you for stopping by Make Something Sunday, where we post a new craft every Sunday from our favorite DIY bloggers! We want to inspire you to create at home with simple and fun crafts. Let's get started! 

Today we are featuring a craft from Kristin of Live Simply. Kristin loves natural wellness and eating simply, and shares her tips through her blog and her podcast of the same name. Today we will making Live Simply's DIY Wool Dryer Balls. There are some awesome benefits to putting wool dryer balls into the dryer with your laundry. They shorten drying time, reduce wrinkles, soften laundry, and save money! To properly separate the laundry during drying, you will need to make 3 or 4 balls. Kristin's directions are for two balls, so make sure you double her "recipe." To make this craft you will need two skeins of 100% wool roving yarn, one crochet hook (you won't be crocheting, I promise!), and one pair of knee high panty hose. You will first wrap your wool roving around to make the balls, then pull the roving through the ball with the crochet hook, so you don't have any loose ends hanging out. Your dryer balls will need to go through the washing machine and dryer several times to "felt" the wool. Before that step, knot your balls into the panty hose. 

 

If you would like to scent your wool dryer balls, you can add several drops of your favorite essential oil to them. These are a great natural alternative to dryer sheets! 

We would love to see your take on this craft! Tag us on social media with the handles below and #makesomethingsunday and we’ll send you a code for $5 off at the shop (one per person)! Happy crafting and don’t forget to come back next Sunday for our next craft or sign up for our Make Something Sundays email list and we’ll send you an email every time we post a new craft!


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