I am always searching for ways of reducing static from the dryer and these foil balls are all over Pinterest so I thought I would give it a try! Well, no luck in reducing static but the balls became so smooth and dense; they remind me of mercury glass.
|Foil dryer balls on Pinterest|
I started with about a 2" ball of foil that I firmly packed. If I do this again, I would start with even bigger balls because they shrink by one third. Then I made several more:
Now if you put more than two balls in the dryer, it will be very noisy .... and this takes about two months if you do 4-5 loads a week! After a month your ball will look like the one on the right (below) still kind of like a foil ball. It takes awhile to get the smooth burnished look as the one on the left!
I think these balls will look great for the holidays. So now, I see some pins where they say to also put vinegar in the fabric softener dispenser for the rinse! I am going to have to try this one!
Do you have any laundry tips or have any cool ideas for decorative balls? Do you have any Pinterest fails? I would love your comments here :)
UPDATE: No more balls in the dryer; just 1/4 vinegar in a Downy ball for the rinse cycle and not a bit of static!!!