January 25, 2012 at 1:36 pm
by Suzonne Stirling
Since I’ve been loom knitting I’ve started noticing yarn. There’s a positively endless array of beautiful colors and textures out there! But yarn’s not just for knitting and crocheting – it’s a wonderful craft material to use, especially in the winter, when cozy is the name of the game. So drop the needles and be inspired by what these creative people have come up with.
I’ve made a yarn wrapped lampshade before (wrapping the yarn vertically over a bare lamp base) and it’s held up for almost a decade. But I’ve never seen a yarn lampshade with this type of graphic, contemporary feel. Find the instructions at Vintage Revivals. (Make sure you click through to see the room reveal at the bottom of this post. It’s amazing!)
A super simple way to dress up an ordinary drinking glass or cylinder vase from All You.
I love the sophistication of these yarn wrapped letters from Let Birds Fly. I want the whole alphabet!
This hanging pendant light from Made By Girl didn’t come without challenges, but it rivals much pricier light fixtures.
These yarn wrapped burlap napkin rings were designed for a wedding, but what an easy way to brighten up your table for a special dinner (or just because, which is even better). Via Capitol Romance.
I like the airy, sculptural quality of this yarn bowl from Homework.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day,J this sweet take on flowers for the mantel. Via Poppytalk.
Try your hand at printmaking with this tutorial from Modern Parents Messy Kids. Via Whip Up.