Make felted wool dryer balls

Edited by E W, Christine dela Cruz, Eng, Rob

Using wool dryer balls has multiple benefits – they lift and separate your laundry to help it dry faster, absorb access moisture, help prevent wrinkles and best of all – reduce dryer time. It is easy to make your own wool felted dryer balls.

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Required material:

  • 100% wool yarn
  • One Pair of nylon stockings
  • String



  1. 1
    Only 100% wool will do
    Make sure it is not an acrylic/blend.
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  2. 2
    To start, wrap the wool around your fingers
    Continue until you have a ball of yarn the size of a tennis ball. Repeat.
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  3. 3
    Once you have made a few, put them in nylon stockings
    Separate each ball by a knotted string.
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  4. 4
    Throw the nylons full of yarn balls in with the laundry
    For best results, wash on the warmest setting.
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  5. 5
    Keeping the wool balls in the nylons, put them in the dryer with the same load of laundry.
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  6. 6
    Once dry, you can cut the, nylons and remove the wool balls
    They are now ready to be used in your dryer on a regular basis.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • You can add some essential oil if you'd like to add a light scent to your laundry.

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