Yarn crafts are a lot of fun and in case you didn’t know it yet, this is a magnificent resource for all sorts of DIY home projects. Today we’re hoping to spark your imagination and to inspire you to try your hand at some of these lovely ideas that we gathered below. They’re all pretty simple so you shouldn’t have any problems with these yarn crafts.
With yarn you can turn any basic planter into a hanging one. The project works best with a simple terra cotta pot and since these are easy to find and fairly inexpensive that works out great. In addition to the pot and the yarn you’re also going to need mod podge, a hot glue gun and a paint brush. As it turns out, making a yarn-wrapped hanging planter is not just fun but also easy.
Arm knitting is a cool technique where you use your arm to… knit. Obviously you need to use bulky yarn for this. You can use this technique to make all sorts of cool things, like a cushion cover or even a cozy blanket. Once you get the hang of it, the ideas never stop coming.
Smaller yarn projects can be super fun and creative too. For instance, you could make a colorful pom-pom basket which you can use to store and organize your toiletries and all sorts of other things. You’ll have to buy the basket but the pom-poms are something you can craft yourself. You’ll need yarn in different colors, thin floral wire, scissors, wire cutters and pom-pom makers.
Yarn is also something you can use to make wall hangings. This one right here was made with just three simple things: a metal ring, a wall hook and yarn, obviously. You can pick a different color or a different pattern for your own yarn wall hanging project, just to make it suit your decor better.
Some yarn and some tape… that’s all you need for this project. Using these two things you’ll be able to make Halloween spider webs which are cool decorations that set a spooky mood without taking lots of space. Depending on the color of your wall, you can choose a yarn color that stands out.
These mini yarn Christmas trees look absolutely adorable and they’re pretty easy to craft too. You need yarn in various shades of green, floral wire, super glue, scissors and either a wooden dowel with a hole in it or a piece of cork. You can display these cute little trees on your fireplace mantel, your desk etc.
Some yarn crafts are pretty intuitive while others not so much. This yarn-wrapped lighting feature would probably fall into the second category. To make this you need some thick wire, yarn, parcel paper, thin cardboard, a glue gun and a light fixture kit. You’re basically making the lampshade from scratch. If you want to simplify the project, use an existing shade.
If you liked those cute little Christmas trees made out of yarn, check out these other Christmas decorations that you can make. These are hand-stitched wooden ornaments and to make these you need pre-cut wooden shapes, a drill, an embroidery needle, a small piece of scrap wood and some yarn scraps. Feel free to come up with your own geometric designs. Check out the tutorial on diys.
Wreaths are wonderful decorations too and this one looks super chic and cozy. It’s made using a wreath form and chunky yarn plus the bow which you can make out of some burlap. Believe it or now, this wreath can be made is only 30 minutes which is pretty impressive actually. Find out more details about this yarn project on littleyellowwheelbarrow.
This is a project featured on idlehandsawake which involves a loose weave blanket and extra chunky jumbo yarn. With these two things you can make something pretty which you can hang on your wall, as a sort of cozy-looking backdrop for your bed.
Yarn-wrapped projects are some of our favorites. You can use this simple technique to make all sorts of cute and colorful decorations for your home, like these vases featured on deliciousanddiy for example. It’s a great way to upcycle old glass bottles and to gain some funky new vases at the same time.
You know what else you could make with a bunch of colorful pom poms? A rug. That’s right, you can make a beautiful pom pom rug which will add texture and color to your home decor and you can do it all by yourself from scratch. We suggest starting with something small, like a bathroom mat or an entryway rug. Of course, if you’re confident in your crafting skills and patience, you could even make a custom living room rug.
If you like knitting, how about a cute yarn cover for your wall clock? Sure, wall clocks aren’t that popular or stylish anymore but you can make yours look fun and exciting with colored yarn. It’s a fairly simple project, as long as you know how to do a basic garter stitch. use as many colors as you want. Check out more details about this project on retrobabydesign.
I know what you’re thinking, who uses bedskirts anymore? Well they’re very pretty and they add a whimsical and bohemian touch to the bedroom decor so why not use one, especially when you can decorate it with all these colorful yarn tassels. Find out how to do this by checking out the tutorial on tatertotsandjello. You might even be able to improve the project so let this serve as a source of inspiration.