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11 Easy Yarn Crafts Anybody Can Make

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Are you fascinated with yarn, but don’t really know how to crochet or knit? Don't worry, there are a ton of fantastic and easy crafts you can make with yarn.

11 Easy Yarn Crafts Anybody Can Make

Are you fascinated with yarn, but don’t really know how to crochet or knit? Don’t worry, there are a ton of fantastic and easy crafts you can make with yarn.

Check out our list below for some great ideas for fun yarn crafts that anybody can make without spending a lot of money or time.

 

1. Yarn Wrapped Flip Flops

Take some $2 red flip flops and some left over rainbow yarn from your stash. The two become one in this awesome little pair of summer sandals – yarn flip flops!
Via Dream A Little Bigger

yarn-flip-flops

 

2. Macrame Yarn Garland

Macrame is an awesome knotting art that you can start learning with this easy garland.
Via A Beautiful Mess

macrame yarn garland

 

3. Toilet Roll Bracelets

Toilet roll crafts, such a versatile everyday material. No need to get the wallet out for the craft shops, all you need to make these colorful toilet roll bracelets is within your four walls.
Via Molly Moo Crafts

toilet-roll-bracelets

 

4. Yarn Tassel Bedskirt

Are you one of those people who just love tassels? Well, this should tickle your fancy.
Via Tater Tots and Jello

Tassel Bedspread

 

5. Tassel Dandelion Bouquet

These dandelion flowers are impeccable and if you already know how to make tassels – easy!
Via Bren Did

tassel flowers dandelion

 

6. Yarn Wrapped Ombré Monogrammed Letter

Adorn cardboard or wooden letters with an ombré flair.
Via Catch My Party

ombre yarn monogram letters

 

7. Ice Cream Cone Garland

This would be a trendy decoration to use for parties or a little section of a kid’s room.
Via Growing Up Gabel

yarn ice cream garland

 

8. DIY Wall Hanging

Find a cheap woven rug somewhere and add some of my own yarn to it. Boom, in less than an hour you’ll have an awesome feature that will be the perfect upgrade to your decor
Via Brepurposed

no_weave_wall_hanging 

 

9. Yarn Dolls

For kids who appreciate simple pleasures this yarn doll is perfect.
Via Little House Living

yarn doll

 

10. Neon Nonslip Hangers

Make all your hangers nonslip with this colorful update.
Via Brit+Co

yarn-wrapped nonslip hangers

 

11. Pom Pom Mobile

Who can resist cute pom poms? They are so easy to make and great for all sorts of fun craft projects. Learn how to make a pom pom mobile that will look adorable in a nursery, child or teen bedroom.
Via Kids Craft Room

How-to-make-a-pompom-mobile

 Do you have more yarn craft ideas? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.

 

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Hardware Earrings on a Dime

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Easy and inexpensive hardware jewelry.

Easy and inexpensive hardware jewelry.

Hardware Earrings on a Dime.  I’ve been admiring all the trendy hardware jewelry I’ve seen lately so I thought I’d try my hand at it too. Earlier this week I went to the local hardware store and as I perused the nuts and bolts section, I came across some stainless steel washers – immediately I had an idea in mind for them.  I brought them home and started the assembly process. Oh, and why is the title of my blog post “Hardware Earrings on a Dime”?  Well, yes they are an affordable DIY but also, when I went to attach the bail to the washer I realized that the back of the bail came down too far so I needed to add something to cover over the hole in the middle.  I couldn’t find anything and then I spotted our stash of coins – bingo, dimes were exactly what I needed for these earrings.  My goal was to make these fun and playful so I decided to incorporate nail polish – every girl needs a little colour in her life!  I love the results and it was easy and affordable to make these adorable hardware earrings.

Learn how to make these adorable hardware earrings.

Learn how to make these adorable hardware earrings.

Materials:

  • Stainless steel washers
  • Nail polish
  • Dimes
  • Bails
  • Ear wires
  • Glue (I used Weldbond)
  • Needle-nose pliers

Instructions:

    1. Carefully paint the front (smooth) side of the washers with your desired nail polish color and allow to dry.
    2. Paint the dimes with a contrasting nail polish color (you don’t need to paint the entire side of the dime, just a circle larger than the hole in the washer), allow to dry.
    3. Place glue around the edge of the washer and glue the dime on to the back of the washer so that the side of the dime that has nail polish on it can be seen when you look through the hole.  Allow to dry.
    4. Now glue the bail on the washer.
    5. After everything has set overnight and is completely dry, use your needle-nose pliers to fasten the ear wire on the bail.  Tighten and make sure the washer/dime is secure. That’s it, you’re done.

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~ Jamey

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