Recycling & Upcycling, save the earth, Uncategorized

How to Make Wool Dryer Balls From an Old Sweater

The Renegade Seamstress

diy wool dryer balls

Oh no! You reached for your favorite wool sweater and realized with heartache that the moths have gotten to it, and now there are holes. Maybe your treasured alpaca wool sweater has been unraveling, and you’ve been wondering what to do with it. Even worse, maybe you didn’t realize that your wool sweater wasn’t machine washable, and it shrunk. What do you do now? No worries — we’re here to help. Instead of throwing it away or donating it to the thrift store, try using the wool to make mittens, quilts, home decor or even wool dryer balls.

diy wool dryer balls

Wool dryer balls are a wonderful way to make use of the natural fibers of wool from old sweaters. Replacing disposable dryer sheets with reusable felted wool dryer balls can help reduce waste and save money. Plus, dryer sheets have been getting a bad rap lately. It’s been said…

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Baked Potato Salad with Bacon and Cheese

I made up this recipe thinking of things I would put on a baked potato. I made it easy by cooking the potatoes in the microwave and leaving their skins on - this also adds more nutrition. The serving size is small, for 1 or 2 people but you can double or even triple it… Continue reading Baked Potato Salad with Bacon and Cheese

Herbs, Using Herbs and Flowers

How to Dry Lilac for Use in Herbal Preparations or Dried Arrangements

I am blessed to have a couple of old Lilac shrubs that have dark purple flowers growing in my yard. They will be flowering in May so I will be gathering a lot to dry for herbal preparations. The main way that I use dried Lilacs is to make a salve that is anti-aging and… Continue reading How to Dry Lilac for Use in Herbal Preparations or Dried Arrangements