In our house, yarn crafts might be the absolute most popular kinds for everyone living here. Besides being avid knit and crochet enthusiasts, we’ve also raised kids who adore making little crafts that use yarn in all kinds of creative ways. That’s why we always hang onto our own scraps and our mothers’, who taught us to knit and crochet originally!
Just in case you like the sounds of using different techniques to make cute, fun things from yarn scraps just as much as we did, if not more, here are 15 of the best ideas and tutorials we’ve bookmarked lately.
1. Crocheted coasters
Are you keen on doing some small, simple crochet projects lately because you just finished something much larger and now you’re looking for a couple little palate cleanser projects while you make decisions on what your next big piece will be? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how
2. Decorative yarn balls
If you’ve never tried glue dried yarn wrapping decor then we’re sorry to tell you that you’ve been missing out! Give it a try now by following this tutorial from
3. Miniature multi-coloured pom poms
Are you looking at your yarn scraps and thinking about how convinced you are that they’re probably too short in length or small in quantity to manage the projects you’ve seen so far? Then perhaps you’ll get along a little better with something like these absolutely adorable multi-coloured miniature pom poms instead!
4. Striped crocheted phone case
Perhaps we got your attention when we started talking about an idea that will let you use yarn scraps in a way that’s both fun and practical but you’re just not sure that you’ll use yarn crafted coasters in your house? Then maybe you’d prefer a soft phone case that will help stop your screen from getting scratched! Take a look at this tutorial to see how
5. Yarn wrapped flower pots
In addition to look for ways to use our scrap yarn at basically all times, we’re also always on the lookout for interesting decor ideas for our terra cotta pots! We’ve been on a huge succulent kick lately and we have them dotted all over our house, but we think some of the little planters could use a face lift. Imagine how excited we were, then, when we found this yarn wrapping idea from
6. Moulded yarn scrap bowl
Did you really like the idea of doing some glue dipping and yarn moulding like you saw earlier on our list but you’ve made the decorative balls plenty of times before and you can’t help wondering whether there might be another way to use the technique that’s a little more challenging? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how
7. Yarn embroidered Mother’s Day card
Just in case you do have yarn scraps but you’d rather use them in a way that’s a little closer to the fibre crafts world, since that’s where most of your DIY skills have always lied, here’s a fantastic idea from
8. Yarn and wire bird
Are you perhaps feeling most interested in the yarn craft ideas that involve wrapping, decor balls, pom poms, and things along those veins, but you’re convinced you can handle a decor piece that’s a little more challenging? In that case, we think this adorable yarn wrapped and embellished bird from
9. Simple yarn dolls
Has the adorable yarn bird we showed you earlier on our list got you thinking about whether there aren’t other little animals, figures, or toys that you can make from yarn without using needles or a hook? Then we absolutely think you should take a look at how
10. Yarn wrapped bottles
Did you love the neat, tidy look of the yarn wrapping that you saw earlier on our list where the miniature terra cotta pots were concerned but you’ve never really been a big plant person? Well, pots aren’t the only thing you can use that effect on! We love the way
11. Handmade yarn feathers
Are you actually convinced that you can make things from yarn that are not knit or crocheted but that are a little more delicate and artistic looking than a lot of the bright, novelty looking things we’ve shown you so far? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how
12. Looped yarn flower embellishments
Sometimes when our yarn scraps are very low but we just can’t bear to throw them out, we make things like these simple little looped flowers outlined step by step on
13. Yarn “painting”
Although there is actually a crafting technique out there where you do combine yarn and real paint in order to make art, this particular idea from
14. Yarn pizza party craft
Have your kids always adored multi-media cut and paste crafts more than just about anything else and you’ve been scrolling through despite finding a few things you liked the look of because you’re convinced you can find a yarn based cut and paste idea? Then
15. Fabric and yarn greeting cards
Using scrap yarn to be hair is a technique that has been popular in the crafting world for probably as long as yarn has been around. Just in case you like the idea but you’re not quite up to making the whole yarn doll we showed you earlier on, here’s a cut and paste idea from
Have you made other kinds of awesome crafts from old yarn scraps that you very much enjoyed creating but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!