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Do you love yarn? Are you looking for projects to do with yarn? Then you’ve come to the right place!
In this piece, we’ll go over some yarn projects you may do around the house. This way you can get rid of some of any excess yarn lying around.
Whether you’re new to crafting or have years of experience under your belt, the following suggestions are sure to stimulate your creative side.
Check out the awesome YouTube video above by Leisure Arts Inc to get a visual demonstration of some of the projects (plus a heap of bonus ideas!)
Table of Contents
- Yarn Ball Chandelier
- DIY Yarn Wreath
- Yarn Weaving for Gift Wrapping
- DIY Yarn Canvas Art
- Yarn Wall Hanging
- Easy Yarn Wrapped Vase
- Halloween Spider Webs
- Wrapping Up
Home DIY Ideas Using Yarn: Yarn Ball Chandelier
Using yarn to embellish decorative items is just stunning. There really is nothing else quite like it—all you need is just a few balls of yarn, some string, glue, scissors, and some time on your hands.
You should set aside a few hours to complete this activity.
A stunning yarn chandelier can illuminate any space. It can hang from the ceiling or be placed on a shelf.
I love them because they add a touch of whimsy to any living space.
DIY Yarn Wreath
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Yarn wreaths are fun to make and look great hanging up in the home. But what if you want to use some of those leftover strands of yarn you’ve been saving for yarn craft projects? You can turn that leftover yarn into a gorgeous wreath.
To make this, you need only a scrap of wood, some string, and a little length of yarn.
You can also add flowers or other foliage to the wreath’s interior. Then, when you put the wreath on a door or wall, it will look beautiful. You can impress your neighbors during the holiday season!
Home DIY Ideas Using Yarn: Yarn Weaving for Gift Wrapping
You can use this type of wrapping with any kind of yarn, including cotton, wool, acrylic, silk, etc. In addition, you can use colorful yarn to make it even more visually appealing. To wrap a present, you just need to take some yarn and start weaving it around the gift box.
The yarn can be woven in a variety of patterns to suit the needs of gifts of varying sizes and shapes.
Don’t worry if this is a method you’ve never used before. By wrapping yarn around a box, it’s easy to make a gift look like someone has professionally wrapped it in next to no time.
Begin at one end of the box and wrap yarn around it in a clockwise direction until you reach the opposite end. Don’t stop until you’ve covered the entire outside of the box.
When finished, make a snug knot with the yarn’s tails.
DIY Yarn Canvas Art
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One of the best ways to showcase treasured pictures or paintings is on canvas art.
In addition to a canvas, brushes, some paint, and some yarn, no other specialized equipment is necessary to make a beautiful piece of canvas yarn art. It makes no difference what sort of yarn or colors you use.
You can make a design out of yarn and thread it through a canvas or glue it to hold it in place.
Then after the glue has dried, you can paint over the yarn using thick paints such as oil paint. This paint will offer a unique appearance that can bring your painting to life.
If you have an extra room at home, like an attic or a basement, this canvas art will enhance the space to make it warmer and more inviting.
Home DIY Ideas Using Yarn: Yarn Wall Hanging
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A yarn wall hanging exemplifies simple sophistication. Nothing above basic supplies is needed. All you have to do is grab some yarn and let your imagination go wild.
To do this task, simply begin at the ceiling and proceed to the floor. When you come to the bottom, tie the yarn off and then hang it up where you want it to stay.
Colorful variants coexist with more subdued tones. Go crazy with any aesthetic you choose.
Whatever the look, it can go in your living room or bedroom. And if you have any, your children may have fun doing this, too.
Easy Yarn Wrapped Vase
Wrapping vases is an easy craft project that requires only basic supplies. All you need is a vase, some yarn, scissors, glue, and tape.
- First, find a vase that’s big enough to hold your flowers.
- Next, decide on a color scheme that you want for your design.
- Get your yarn and wrap it around the top of the vase.
- You may need some glue or tape to hold the end of the yarn in place.
- Continue wrapping the yarn around the vase until it’s entirely covered.
- Then, cut the string of yarn, leaving enough yarn free at the end to reach the top of the vase.
- Now, add some glue to the inside of the vase and carefully press the loose end of the yarn into the glue. Let the glue dry for a few minutes.
- Then, trim away excess yarn.
- Now, you can fill the vase with fresh flowers.
Home DIY Ideas Using Yarn: Halloween Spider Webs
Creating spiderwebs out of yarn is a festive activity that will spruce up your Halloween decorations. Use different colors of yarn to make it look like a real spiderweb.
This unique spiderweb yarn can come in handy during October or any other time you want to add a spooky feel to your home.
You can even make yarn spider webs as a way to entertain your children. They’ll love imagining seeing how these spiders catch their prey.
The best part? It will only take a couple of hours to complete. So, this is the perfect project for you if you’re looking for something fun to do during Halloween weekend.
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So if you have any leftover yarn from projects you’ve already completed, why not use it to create new items? There are endless possibilities when using yarn. And since you’re saving money by doing it yourself, you might as well enjoy the process too!