Uses For Downy Fabric Softener Balls

May 26, 2004

Downy Fabric Softener BallI have used a softener ball for about 1 year but I have come to find out the ball has been slowly chipping the porcelain tub causing rust stains on white/light colors. It cost me $400.00 to replace the tub, since it is NOT covered on any warranty, my tip is dump the ball, use sheets!


By Janet

Comment Was this helpful? Yes
Read More Comments

2 Questions

Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

October 14, 2008

I'm looking for an idea to recycle the Downy fabric softener balls. At one time I saw an idea card from Downy using them as night lites, but have never seen the pattern/instructions. I have gone to the Downy web site, but there doesn't seem to be any information. I hope someone can help with this or give some ideas.

Patsy from Salem, MO


October 15, 20080 found this helpful

Don't know about night light but maybe freeze them for lunch boxes, or spray paint, fill partially with sand or stones and make candle holders for center pieces, spray paint with silver chrome and use to make mini gazing ball for plants, if they're not too hazy remove plug and make snow globes. Just a few thoughts off the top of my head. Hope it helps you and if i figure out anything about the night light I'll post it for you

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Gold Post Medal for All Time! 969 Posts
October 17, 20080 found this helpful

I googled the ball and lots of people say you can also put oxiclean, vinegar and other softening substances in it.
In looking at the photo, I can see it covered with glitter paint and hung on the tree?


You can put liquid air freshener in it and and hang it in the closet.
You could fill it with some beads and let the pets go crazy with it!
Have Fun

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question
Better Living Green Living Recycling OtherJanuary 14, 2014
Father's Day Ideas!
Fourth of July Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2022-05-25 17:14:44 in 2 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2022 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.