If you’re someone who’s turned to knitting and crocheting as a hobby and subscribed to a yarn club subscription, then you’re likely to have lots of yarns on hand. But, every once in a while, you might enjoy making something without using needles or hooks.
There are plenty of unique no-stitch items you can make with a few yards of extra yarn, so let’s start crafting!
CREATIVE THINGS YOU CAN MAKE WITH YARN
1.Yarn-wrapped Easter eggs
Wondering how you can make your Easter eggs more interesting this year? Instead of dyeing your eggs the same old way, why not do something different using yarns?
A fun way to make some lovely Easter eggs is by wrapping them up with colorful yarns. There are many colors and patterns you can use to make your eggs stand out!
2.Tiny Yarn pompoms
Yarn pompoms add fun and color to knitting projects and crafts. They’re easy to make and require almost no special tools or supplies. Yarn pompoms can be used to accessorize bags, shoes, hats or gifts!
Making your own yarn pompoms is a great way to use leftover yarn.
Pompom makers are available at almost any craft store or yarn club subscription, and if you plan on making lots of pompoms, it might be a good idea to invest in several pompom maker sizes. If you’re making a few, you can make your own using a piece of cardboard.
A yarn wreath is a fun and ingenious way to decorate your home for the holidays or any season. You can create flowering wreaths for the spring season, or red, green and gold wreaths for Christmas.
Making yarn wreaths is wonderful and easy D-I-Y activity that anyone can accomplish, regardless of how creative you may or may not be.
Yarn tassels add a lovely finishing touch to a lot of knitting and crocheting projects. Not only are they quick and easy to make, they also look great on the hats, belts and ties or on the corners of throw pillows and shawls.
You can also use tassels in different ways. A single tassel can be used as a necklace or perhaps a doorknob decoration. Make a beautiful bunting from multiple tassels. You can use different colored yarns together to give it that fun, colorful look.
5. Recycled Yarn Dryer Balls
For the uninitiated, dryer balls are used to help dry laundry more quickly. The best thing about them is that they’re made from 100% natural materials.
When you add dryer balls into your clothes dryer, the balls will separate the clothing and pull them apart with their weight. As a result, more hot air moves in and around your clothes, which helps the dryer heat your laundry faster.
You can use acrylic yarns and transform them into yarn dryer balls. Say goodbye to dryer sheets and enjoy handmade yarn balls instead!
6. Friendship Bracelets
Friendship bracelets, according to tradition, are tied on the wrist of a friend as a symbol of friendship. They should be worn until it they get completely worn out and falls of by itself in honor of the work and effort invested in making it.
Friendship bracelets are easy to make and quite simple, but the possibilities are endless. They are a wonderful craft you can bring with you anytime, anywhere. Making them is an ideal activity for people who’ve failed countless of times at learning to knit and crochet.
7. Yarn Mache Bowl
Most people know of paper mache bowls, but have you ever heard of yarn mache bowls?
Yarn mache bowls are beautiful works of art that are not only pleasing to look at but are functional as well. However, they could cost you up to $100, if you buy them from craft stores. That’s far out of the budget of most people. Fortunately, you can craft them yourself!
8. Learning Macramé
Macramé is described as the art of making decorative textile products using knotting techniques. This kind of textile art is currently making a huge comeback. It’s a wonderful retro craft that goes well with homes with knitted and crocheted décor. There’s no special tool required and you can use a bulky yarn or cord to make it. Once you’ve gotten the hang on how to macramé, you can start crafting away.
9. Yarn Wig
Yarn wigs are great for a number of costumes, or some dress-up activities. They are fairly easy to make, and some not so. But, there are a lot of tips that can help make the crafting process easier for you. Some wig styles are easy to make, while others require more skills and finesse as you sew. Start with the easiest wig styles before you work your way up to the more complicated ones.
10. Go Yarn Bombing!
Yarn bombing is a kind of street art that uses colorful knitted or crocheted yarns instead of chalk or paint. It’s a wonderful and creative way to use your yarn to decorate your own yard or community. While most people employ their knitting and crocheting skills for yarn bombing, you can just use a simple ball of yarn if you want to (or are not up to the task of knitting and crocheting stuff). Wrap colorful yarns on almost anything—trees, mailboxes, and signposts! Go crazy and have fun decorating! Your kids will love it too.
Aside from the yarn projects listed above, you can also enjoy knitting and crochet even if you don’t have the necessary tools on hand. Give finger crochet, finger knitting, and arm knitting a try! They’re all great ways to use yarn without the help of hooks and needles.
Craft stores have a wide range of yarns of different colors and styles. If you’re not quite sure which kind of yarn to use, why not try a yarn club subscription? For a set fee every month, you’ll get a box of yarns, knit and crochet patterns, knitting needles and crochet hooks, and even mystery gifts!