on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10:05:00 AM
Yarn is a fun material to work with—not just for knitting or
crocheting. There are many great uses for yarn, some of which can be pulled off
with simple craft materials that you probably already have at home. Take a look
at these 15 yarn projects that require no knitting.
a petite hair accessory with just yarn
and your own fingers. Once it is
complete, attach a small button or piece of costume jewelry for added flair.
[Image via CraftSnob]
colorful yarn around an old lampshade
to give it a freshened up look for
your home. When you tire of the color scheme, unwrap and rewrap it with a new
Make those festive birthday balloons last longer by
creating yarn ones.
All you need to do is blow up basic balloon, dip yarn in watered-down glue, and
wrap it around the balloon. Once it is dry, pop the balloon inside it and the
yarn will remain.
Use embroidery hoops to
create a chandelier/windsock
that you can hang outside and let flow in the breeze. This one is
especially fun to let the kids create.
Take plain napkin rings and infuse them with a fresh look by
simply wrapping them in yarn. Pick a few colors or just stick with one that you
know you will love. If you want to be even craftier,
recycled plastic bottles to form the napkin ring
itself. [Image via Creative Jewish Mom]
Christmas Tree Ornaments
to add an element of elegance to your Christmas tree. All
you need is craft glue, a balloon, thread and the yarn of your choice. To make
it really festive, add some glitter too.
entire balls of colorful yarn that match nursery décor
and then attach them
to crochet circle in different tiers. The result is a dynamic-looking crib
mobile that will keep baby entertained and is different from any of the premade
ones found in stores.
[Image via SugarTot Designs]
Craft Storage Box
Wrap up any boxes that you want to
up with the yarn of your choice
. It can make an inexpensive, everyday
storage container look more creative and artistic.
By braiding yarn together you can
create a fashionable
that is more of a statement piece than plain fabric.
bracelets and wrap them in yarn
for a softer take on the statement wrist
Take an old or inexpensive frame and give it a sophisticated
it with yarn
. You can use multiple colors or just stick with one bright color
like white for a colorful statement piece. Put pictures in the frames, or let
the yarn be the only artwork on the wall.
[Image via Centsational Girl]
Monogram Wall Hangings
Instead of painting large letters,
not wrap them in yarn
? Wrapping in multiple colors makes it even more of a
This is a
craft to do with the kids
. Use crisscrossed popsicle sticks as a way to
wrap the yarn, and then glue on pipe cleaners and other craft accessories like
buttons or googly eyes.
Buy the wreath form that is the size and thickness you want,
and then pick out the yarn colors that will work best. This is a great yarn
project because you can
for many different occasions without spending much. [Image via Artsy Fartsy Mama]
Take an empty, clean aluminum can and
wrap it in
different layers of thread
for a sophisticated candle holder that works
both indoors and outside.
What non-knitting yarn projects have you completed?