Monday, 23 September 2013

A Yarn Keeper

What every knitter or crocheter needs!


I think it's probably obvious by now that I love to knit, however knitting with toddlers is pure hell. Max loves the yarn and throws it about like a cat. It tangles up at best, at worst he gets the yarn all sticky, so I was going to buy one of these yarn holder keeper things, I saw them priced at $20 and I thought, no I think I can probably make something.

Supplies:
Large Empty Tin (I used a formula can)
Fabric
Trim
Eyelet, grommit thingy (only tech terms here peeps)
Xyron Sticker Maker - click link to read more








First I made the fabric & trim into a sticker, I'm telling you I love this Xyron Sticker Maker



Then stuck them on the tin.


And the lid, then I put the eyelet grommet thing in

Of course I did it upside down....Dang!!

Popped the wool in


Start Knitting, without the ball of wool flying all over the floor!

DIY Delight or Disaster? Man it's awesome, I made it for free saving $20 and it has stopped Max from destroying my wool. Delight!! Also my lot are on school holidays for the next two weeks and we plan on enjoying the sunshine. So apologies in advance if I am a little late in responding to email, but I'm about to get my Spring on!!

Tomorrow I will show you what I have been knitting with that pink wool, stay tuned!

Thanks for reading,

Mel xo

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18 comments:

  1. Too cute! Wow, I can't believe that sticker maker even works on thick trim- that's great. Definitely a delight, though Max probably thinks it's a disaster since you've interfered with his playtime. :) Have a great spring holiday. We're enjoying cooler fall weather here.

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  2. This is a great way to organize yarn. Your containers are super cute.

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  3. Your amazing! Now I know what to do with the empty coffee cans! Huge enormous Hug! Debi xo

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  4. That is just an amazing idea. I love when people find uses for things such as formula cans...especially when you have so many of those.

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  5. This is awesome! I am totally going to make one for my sister. She crochets but with 2 little ones and three dogs running around the house, I would say this is a must for her!

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  6. Poor Max. Now what will he be able to play with :). This is a brilliant and frugal solution. Great job.

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  7. What an awesome idea Mel. Great repurpose. Love that sticker maker thingy!!

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  8. My yarn always gets all tangled and I end up with it running all through the room and up and down the hall and in and out of the bathroom.

    I don't know if I could handle this much organization. :/

    -andi

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  9. What an awesome idea ! Definitely a delight, Mel :-)

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  10. I love this! Great storage idea, and I need one of those Xyron Sticker Makers myself! Can't wait to see what your up to with that yarn :)

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  11. Such a delight!!! And I guarantee I would have stuck my grommet in upside down too. It's okay, still works!!! It's not my young that mess with my yarn, but the cat!!!

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  12. Okay...I have to have one of those sticker makers. You keep tempting me with them and this is the biggest temptation yet! Your yarn keeper is so cool and even though I don't knit or crochet, I can always use pretty containers...minus the eyelet grommet thingy! Nice job Mel! Enjoy getting your spring on girl!

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  13. Great idea Mel. You make me want to start crocheting again!

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  14. I really like it! I have a closet of empty containers and cans just waiting to be up cycled. Pinning ;-)

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  15. Say what?! You can turn fabric into stickers! That's so cool :) Love the yarn storage idea. You know I love a thrifty solution!

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  16. Oh, I love it Mel! Pretty colours. xx

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  17. I need to make one of these! I get so irritated when my yarn rolls around while I'm crocheting. Great Idea - Pinning!

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, between housework and 5 kids, this is the only thing I get out of bed for ;)

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