This cleaning fanatic has such a clever reason for saving her old tights

If you are trying to rid your life of unwanted chemicals then this is a great way to start. I mean who really wants to dry their clothing, towels, and sheets with chemicals? This project is not only a way to get rid of some chemicals in your life, but it is also super green! With a couple skeins of yarn and some essential oils you can make some lovely smelling reusable dryer balls that are free of any harmful chemicals!

Time: 1 Hours Cost: $10 Difficulty: Easy

 

diy yarn essential oil dryer balls, appliances

 

diy yarn essential oil dryer balls, appliances
STEP 1: Take the end of your yarn and wrap it around 4 fingers about 10 times.

 

diy yarn essential oil dryer balls, appliances
STEP 2: Carefully remove the yarn from your fingers keeping it wound and wrap the yarn down the middle in the opposite direction 10 times.

 

diy yarn essential oil dryer balls, appliances
STEP 3: Keep wrapping yarn around in all directions wrapping 10 times every time you change directions.
The yarn will start to really shape into ball form. When it reaches the size of a tennis ball you are set!

 

diy yarn essential oil dryer balls, appliances
STEP 4: Cut the ball away from the skein of yarn leaving a nice size tail.

 

diy yarn essential oil dryer balls, appliances
STEP 5: Tuck the tail of the yarn into the ball several times so it is nice and secure!
Repeat making as many balls as you wish…

 

diy yarn essential oil dryer balls, appliances
STEP 6: Take your first ball and tuck it into the stocking all the way down into the toe of one leg.

 

diy yarn essential oil dryer balls, appliances
STEP 7: Tie a knot above the yarn ball to secure it in place. Add another ball and tie another knot behind that one as well.

 

diy yarn essential oil dryer balls, appliances
STEP 8: Continue adding the yarn balls and knots until all the balls are inside the stocking.

 

diy yarn essential oil dryer balls, appliances
STEP 9: Throw your yarn stocking into the wash with a load of towels and let it go through the hottest cycle possible.
Once it is done being washed throw it in the dryer as well.

 

diy yarn essential oil dryer balls, appliances
STEP 10: Undo the knots and remove all the yarn balls from the stocking. They should be nice and secure. Because of the yarn being wool the balls really gain their shape while in the washer and dryer.

 

diy yarn essential oil dryer balls, appliances
STEP 11: Add the essential oils of your choice to the balls by adding a few drops all around each of the balls. I used lavender and rosemary, but you can add any you would like. When you feel like the balls are losing their fragrance simply add several more drops before throwing them in the dryer with your load.

 

diy yarn essential oil dryer balls, appliances
STEP 12: Let the essential oils dry and then they are ready to be used!

diy yarn essential oil dryer balls, appliances
These lil fuzzy guys are of course not for looks, but they are kinda cute hehe…
I can’t wait to use these! They smell wonderful and will be much less annoying than dryer sheets that get stuck to everything.