A few weeks ago, we showed you some unique ideas on organizing your yarn stash. But how do you keep your yarn tangle free when you’re in the middle of a project? Here are some ideas – for some of them you may need to buy a few materials, but you probably have most of the items you’ll need around the house.
Probably the most stylish option is to purchase a specially made yarn bowl. These bowls have a “swoosh” on the side to settle the strand of yarn into. Unlike some of the other solutions in this post, it’s easy to take the yarn out of the container mid-project. You can find a variety of shapes and colors on Etsy and other pottery sites.
A tea kettle will also keep your yarn from rolling away. What a great way to re-purpose an old tea pot!
If your project uses a lot of different colors, you may want to consider a larger container with multiple holes for your yarn, such as these plastic storage bins.
If you’d prefer for your yarn holder to have a lid, try a plastic bin like this one. You’ll need to poke a few holes in the top – be careful! The plastic edges can be sharp.
The supplies for this solution are easy to come by! Either pull the yarn through the opening in the top or poke a hole in the side or bottom.
Individual jars are a great long term solution for bits of string and yarn. Follow the link for a tutorial.
Just be sure you have an extra colander around – or don’t eat pasta for a while!
Flower pots usually have a whole in the bottom for water drainage – or in our case, to thread yarn through!
A simple binder clip can turn any bowl into a yarn bowl.
An empty baby wipes container can also hold yarn – and they stack nicely.
For more yarn storage ideas, try:
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