Saturday, January 29, 2011
If you've been looking for a way to keep your yarn from rolling away from you while you work with it, or want to keep it inside of something while you're not using it... here is one solution. Empty canisters (like coffee cans or oatmeal containers...anything like that with a lid) work perfectly once they are cleaned out.
To make a hole in the center of the lid for your yarn to come through (and not have it getting shredded) simply poke a small hole with a nail or pin, then use a flame underneath for *a few seconds only*. It will melt the plastic very quickly and help make the hole bigger and have a smooth edge that won't cut up your yarn.
For my canister in the pictures, I wanted to hide the old label. All I did was wrap yarn around and around from the bottom up to the top, using a little bit of glue at the beginning and end to hold it in place. Make sure to leave an edge at the top without yarn so your lid can still fit back on. :)