Show off your favorite yarn craft with this easy and fun yarn busting project. Give these fun little ornaments as a gift to your favorite stitcher or use them as gift toppers. I’m thinking about making some into gift toppers with the leftover yarn I used to make this year’s gifts. That way, my family members have a little hint about what to expect inside their gifts, and it lets them know how it’s made!
I have too many t-shirts. My t-shirt drawer over flows with a multitude of colors and baggy fits that I never actually find time or the occasion to wear. My mom has constantly over the years asked me to toss some of these shirts out to create space for clothes that might actually see the light of day. Unfortunately for my dresser, I’m much to sentimental and practical to just toss out a t-shirt. Instead of wasting these memories and fabric I’ve been on the search for something to do and create with my old t-shirts. One craft trend that has emerged and has given my old t-shirts a new purpose and a new life is t-shirt yarn. There’s a number of options for this new medium of yarn and I’m excited by the possibilities I have found so far.
T-Shirt Market Bag – Think Crafts
This cute bag is great for your local farmer’s market and great for re-purposing an old t-shirt. The project only takes four different materials and looks like a fun and easy project to whip up. The t-shirt yarn makes for a perfect material for this project as it will stretch to fit your items.
By Home Decor Contributor Alyssa
Do you have a hallway or doorway that needs a little color? I did, so I decided to spruce it up with this really easy fringed curtain.
By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilight Kallisti
Sewing needles are essential for crafters but they can easily get misplaced. Tired of pricking my finger when another needle fell out of the paper package I came up with a yarn needle case to store my needles safely. Using yarn, plastic canvas and fabric this case will keep your needles in place in a fashionable way.
Once upon a time I lived in New York City where the lights are bright, the streets are busy, and the yarn bombing is awesome. As a knitter, I can’t help but love yarn bombing. Colorful and fun, it makes me grin every time I see a bike rack or store handle or stop sign covered in yarn. Add a little yarn bombing to your life!
Yarn Bomb Squid Tree – The Dapper Toad
You can go big! Man I bet that was a lot of work! But it’s so awesome! An octopus tree! I want that in my local park.
Or you could go small
Yarn Bomb Candles – Garden Therapy
Chevron Pattern Yarn Bomb – Knit Hacker
You could yarn bomb a bike rack – this one looks pretty modern and artsy, am I right?
Bicycle Skirt Guard Crochet Pattern – Knits for Life
Or a bike (how beautiful is that? No, really. I want that for my bike. I mean, first I have to get a bike. But then I want that for my bike!)
And phone booths on either side of the pond love to be yarn bombed
A Phonebox Cosy Tale – Knit the City
iPayPhone Yarn Bomb – The Dapper Toad
(See, how can you not giggle a little at that?)
Look for a local yarn bombing group in your town or if there isn’t one, start one! Send us your yarn bombs and check out these and other yarn bomby goodness on our Craft Trends Pinboard.
Here in Portland, the Broadway Bridge turned 100 today. And to celebrate, 150 volunteer knitters created a huge yarn bomb installation to bring some extra color to our bridge. It includes 4 giant yarn bomb blankets, each measuring 18 x 21 feet. At the end of the month, these blankets will be taken down, divided up, washed, and donated. The volunteer knitters used 100% Superwash Merino Wool, so the blankets will be very warm.
When the Broadway bridge went up in 1913, it was the longest bridge in existence. It crosses the Willamette River on the north side of Portland, Oregon and has since seen a brand new streetcar line go over it.
Have you seen any great yarn bombs recently?
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