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Friday, September 16, 2011

Yarn scrap recycling


I have so much yarn scraps, from all the afghans that I am working on. And don't you feel they are too good to be thrown away. This is what I came up with this afternoon. You just need a bottle, yarn scraps and glue. Just stick them on as you wish. I want to make lots of these.


Do you have ideas to use yarn scraps, that you do not mind sharing??




30 comments:

J A C Q U E L I N E said...

This seems fun and simple enough for kids to help with as well.

pinkundine said...

It looks really cool, what a great way to repurpose scraps :)

Sandy said...

Pretty, colorful and useful. We used to make these in school when I was a kid.........way way back in dark ages. lol

knottygal said...

What a cool idea! sadly, I just throw the scraps in trash.will keep this in mind the next time I end up with yarn scraps..

Mary said...

What an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing :)

I think everyone looks for something to do with their yarn scraps.

Sarah (Crafts From The Cwtch) said...

What a great idea! I'm now kicking myself that I just emptied out a glass jar of offcut scraps into the bin about 3 days ago *slaps head* - my kids would have loved doing this!

Charlotte said...

I try not to have any leftover yarn but if I do a scrap afghan is started. Thanks for the great links in your previous post.

Sam Findlay said...

The is so cool! Love it!

Hazel said...

Thats a very cool way to use up all your yarn scraps :)

I must admit I throw tonnes of those short bits out, but it does feel a waste

winkieflash said...

What a cool idea! I've got lots of yarn scraps - I also use them to stuff my amigurumi's with, but this is definitely a more colorfull option!
xo,
wink

stephanni :] said...

great idea! my teen has been using my scraps to make yarn art. it's basically any line drawing with yarn glued on it instead of coloring it with crayons. :)

Laymon said...

What a fantastic idea! I love it.

omlair said...

great idea! One thing I saw which was pretty cool was buying some of those diy clear plastic christmas decorations, and filling them with yarn scraps. Hope that make sense!

nothingbutknit2 said...

What a great idea! I bet you could cover a can too.

Ninu said...

very simple idea.. check this link.. i vent tried, but its on queue http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2011/03/etceteras-yarn-bowl.html

Julies Knit and Sew Corner said...

What a fun idea and just right for young children to try.
best wishes Julie.C

nima said...

lovely idea saritha...beautiful colours too

Before the Sun Goes Down said...

I love this idea! I just found your blog via the link party and Made in K-town. I adore it! I can't believe I didn't find your blog before! Thank you so much!
xoxo
Grace Ann

T's Daily Treasures said...

I love this! Do you know how many bottles I have saved? And how much yarn I have that probably can't be used for anything else? I will definitely be giving this project a try this week. Thanks for sharing!

I do use small bits of yarn to create chains and then use them to make hearts or flowers on cardstock. Best wishes, Tammy

Annemarie said...

Hi! What a great idea! There's a link party on my blog every Saturday. I would love it if you’d hop over and add something. Have a lovely day! Annemarie

Pradeepa said...

That's a cool one and even I do that but not with waste yarns. I don't get much scraps. I am too stingy with my yarns and cut them as close as possible.

Pearlin J said...

thats one neat kid friendly project. I remember doing these one summer vacation when we were kids :)we also made paper mache bowls and bangles , then stuck yarn scraps / coloured coir scraps. I must try and do it again :))

Amrita said...

Thats lovely :) I need lots of such ideas because I want to use even the smallest bit of leftover yarn and unless I have finished most of my earlier stash, I don't feel comfortable in buying more yarn :( yes... I am stringy ;)

nicole said...

What a fab idea! I've got a jar full of these little ends that I've kept for absolutely no reason, I might try this if I get time :-) thank for sharing, it's a wacky but wonderful idea!!

Annaboo said...

Marvellous, marvellous, marvellous idea!!
I love it and will be doing the same.
They look so pretty too.
Have a good week!
Xx

Kristianna said...

Very cute way to use up some scraps!

Brandi said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing

Leonie said...

what a great idea!! so simple and effective!

Stacey said...

Love your yarny jar! It's beautiful! I'd imagine you could glue in some seed beads there too to add a touch of sparkle if your yarn stash is a bit dull (like mine - all blues, greys and black!) x

Sandy said...

Recycling helps the earth because it could save animals, it could save birds, puppies and all kinds of them. A lot of the animals that recycling helps to save are the ocean animals. There are a lot of animals in the ocean that mistake trash for food. They're eating things that we could be recycling. Check out this video: http://youtu.be/-H51E2gwXwc