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Friday, March 23, 2012

12 Things to Make With Leftover Yarn

Do you have a stash of leftover yarn?  It is spring cleaning and stash-busting time, so here are a few ideas for things you can make with all those beautiful yarn scraps.

1.  Who wouldn't love a sweetly embellished pair of flip-flops?

2.  A set of these colorful hopscotch beanbags would make a great gift! (You can also order these on Etsy)

3.  How about creating a floral bracelet?

4.  Here is a neat idea for a lip balm holder.

5.  Make a set of magnets.

 6.  Create a garland of pretty pompoms.

7. Wrap a can with yarn to create a fun vase.

8.  Combine your scraps into lovely new yarn balls, like this yarn, available on Etsy.

9.  Of course, you can always create granny squares "as you go", and eventually have enough to make an afghan.

10.  Whip up a few sachets for soap or gifts.

11.  Make a set (or several sets) of simple stylish coasters.

12.  Create a set of bangles.  If you can't actually knit or crochet, you can order some like this from Etsy.

Have you been inspired to do a little stash-busting?  So many of these ideas would also make really nice gifts, so you can clean your craft space and get a head start on gift making at the same time.  I know that I would love for Santa to drop a few of those gorgeous bangles in my stocking this December -- how about you?

Do you have a favorite stash busting tip?

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  1. These are great ideas, Amanda! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. These are cute ideas. I am making a pair of socks. I was told that sock yarn skeins make 3 socks... why? Do you have any suggestions on what to make with the yarn that would make the third sock?

  3. Don't ya just love etsy! Wonderful post Amanda, I plan on making lots of christmas gifts this year, so it's never too early to start thinking about it.

  4. I'd like some of those flip-flops! I do have a lot of scrap yarn laying around...Nice ideas to get our creative cells working...

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  5. I *love* the flip-flop idea ~ I could get some cheap-o ff's and dress 'em up for my girls! Easy-peasy!!

    Thanks for putting up my pic, too! I couldn't resist making those either - my kiddos have been having lots of hopscotch fun :)


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