How to Make Your Own Cleaning Products (SLIDESHOW)

Felted Dryer Balls

Felted Dryer Balls

"Mine is not exactly a recipe but an instruction sheet. I make dryer balls from felted wool sweaters and it eliminates the need for fabric softener or sheets. I originally had another author guest post about them and now have made them for myself as well as my family. So the "recipe" is: One washed, shrunken, and dried felted wool sweater (and you thought you'd never use them. Cut into strips about 1/2 inch wide and roll into balls about the size of a baseball, stitching as needed to hold the strips in place. Once the ball is the size you desire, hand stitch all loose edges in place (I use wool yarn). Wash once and then dry the balls and keep the balls in your dryer. About 10 balls keep the laundry separated and static free." -Kim Urig of Our Daily Green