You can do a lot more with yarn than just knit – and if you’ve got lots of leftovers in your stash, it’s a great way to use them up!
We love this woven coaster tutorial from A Pretty Fix – such a quick, fun project to make, and a great way to use up DK yarn! The Crafts section of this gorgeous blog has tutorials for woven bookmarks and some fun wall weavings!
Make a pompom!
Even the simplest of projects can be practical! A pompom in your favorite colors is a great way to make a fun bookmark – just look at this DIY project for crafty teenagers that is sure to brighten up a bookshelf. You can use pompom makers, or follow the instructions to make poms with card.
Yarn wigs can be just about anything you can imagine! Long, short, plaits, bunches – it’s such an easy way to make a quick costume even better! There’s a great photo tutorial here in abeautifulmess blog that takes you step-by-step through how to make a rag doll wig.
Yarn wigs aren’t just for kids and adults, the amazing Repeat Crafter Me has created this adorable baby wig to turn your little one into a famous princess!
Felting is a magic process that you can achieve in different ways, but you need to use 100% wool yarn – no other fibre will work! this is a great tutorial for making felt beads out of left over wool yarn:
Make a feather!
There are lots of tutorials about how to make feathers from yarn – this one from So Much To Make has lots of clear steps and photos to follow.
Braided yarn dolls can be used for all sorts things – for fun – for decoration – but also as worry dolls, that you can give to your children to hold if they’re feeling anxious, to just keep in their pockets, or to tell their worries to – you might want to keep one in your own pocket too.
This tutorial from The Craft Train has a great tutorial for making yarn dolls, it’s quick and simple to do, and a great project for kids.
For great craft ideas, take a look at our blog – we’ve got lots of fun projects from Christine Leech from Sewyeah, with easy photo tutorials to follow.
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