We know...we know. All was calm...and then it was not.
Thirty minutes. That is what it took to turn the living room into a war zone.
Suddenly, you found yourself asking: How? and Why?
The desire to craft is there, but you do not want to leave the couch. Trust us, we feel the same. No worries, on the 9th day of Finchmas we are giving you the laziest craft ever. You do not even have to leave the couch. You can do this in your pajamas.
On the 9th day of Finchmas, the Finchies gave to me...
...a Lazy Day Wool Dryer Ball Tutorial!
What You Will Need Lavender Dryer Bags (We bought ours at Trader Joes) Waste Yarn (Quince and Company's Puffin is great for this) Yarn Needle Some Determination
First, assemble your materials and plop down on the couch. Ignore the mess all around you.
Remove a lavender dryer packet from the packaging and wrap the yarn around the packet. The lavender smells wonderful and fresh. So not only are you crafting, but you are making something that can freshen up your laundry.
Keep wrapping...About half the size of a baseball is the right size for your dryer balls.
When you have about 12 inches left of the yarn you are using, thread your needle.
Once threaded, push the needle through the center of your wool dryer ball.
Keep on keeping on, and keep going through the middle until you have 2 inches of yarn left.
Tuck the end of the yarn into other strands of yarn. Knot to secure!
Throw this puppy into wash machine whenever you do your next load and then dry it with your laundry. Your wool dryer ball will felt up :)
I like to put my wool dryer balls in a mesh laundry bag personally, but you can omit that if you do not have one.
Keep making or stop at one! Either way, you will have a great smelling laundry in 2016. Each time you do a load of laundry put your dryer ball(s) in the dryer with your wet clothes.
Just because Christmas is over does not mean Finchmas is! We still have a couple of more days to go, so stay tuned.
Stefanie + the Finch