I have two cats at my house who happen to LOVE to chase my yarn balls around the house and bat my skeins across the hardwood floor. In addition to my kitties, I can recall more than one time that I came into a room only to find my little boy holding a tangled mess of wool in his hands.
I have had to tear more projects out than I care to admit, due to their shenanigans. In an effort to disguise my yarn, I came up with this yarn holder.
One tall oatmeal canister.
Assorted fabric scraps cut to 1-3 inches in size
Decoupage glue, like Mod Podge
Apply a thin layer of glue to the canister with the brush and apply the fabric scraps in a single layer all the way around.
Once the canister is covered with fabric, apply another layer of glue over the top of the fabric.
The fabric will look milky with the glue over the fabric, but don’t worry, it will dry clear.
While the canister is drying, you can work on the top.
Cut a piece of fabric the same size as the top and glue it into place.
Glue a piece of ribbon to the outer rim of the the top.
And also glue a piece of ribbon to the rim of the bottom of the canister.
Glue a doily to the front of the canister and to the top.
To make it so possible for the yarn to come out of the canister, you simply cut a hole (the diameter of the yarn which you are using) into the top of the canister. My doily just happened to have a centered hole which worked out well.
Place the yarn into the canister, put on the top and pull the end of the yarn through the top.
My yarn holder has proved to be a wonderful tool in keeping my projects whole and away from both little fingers and paws.
Julia Daby is a Registered Nurse who lives happily with her husband and little boy in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. She enjoys crafts of all kinds, eating good food, reading, and being outdoors. Most important of all….she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She has a small store on etsy where she and her twin share sewing and fiber tutorials to inspire creativity in other mamas. She writes about life, family and creativity at Happiness Comes and We Deserve This. She also can be found at Windfall Dolls, where she and her sister give away Waldorf inspired dolls to deserving little ones.