Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Yarn Organization

Hello team, My name is Jessica I am Jdfootloose on etsy.

Ok here goes my first guest post. There a numerous ways to store and organize your yarn and Hooks. Today I will show you just a few ideas.

If you have cats or any animal that likes to chase or get into your yarn, a shoe box works great to keep out those pesky pet hairs. They also work great when your crocheting with more than one yarn. As you can see in the Pictures this is a pretty easy project, just save the shoe box from your next shoe purchase, I used a pen to poke holes in the side, so my yarn can come through. I left the holes raw but, if you have gromets those would work nicely to let the yarn slide through easier.
You can decorate your box with scrapbook paper or paint, whatever, Just use your imagination and go crazy.



My Next Item is a reused Frozen Yogurt container, I got the one pictured from http://www.boxingday.etsy.com/ She decorated it and put a gromet in the top so the yarn wouldnt snag on the plastic. These Yarn Barns are made for Smaller skieins of yar. like your cotton yarns or maybe even scrap projects. A Coffee can or the new Plastic coffee containers would work awesome for this too. and they would fit your bigger skeins of yarn.








Ok as far as Storage goes, Mine is not the prettiest or most original. but as alot of you know I gave up my craft room when my brother moved in with me. So all my yarn is stored in plastic dressersin my bedroom, and my yarn overflow is stored in a cardboard box. But it serves its purpose it keeps the yarn nice, it keeps critters and hairs and odors away from the yarn.




As far as Hook Storage goes,I used to have my hooks in a cute decorative vase I decorated, displayed on the table by my telephone. Then for christmas my mother bought me a little tool box (Craft Box), full of Crochet hooks. So now thats where I store all my hooks n things.

11 comments:

Kaleida Eclectics said...

JD, great ideas - I'm going to tell my daughters about the shoebox/yogurt container idea. Doesn't take long before balls of yarn go rolling across the floor, and we have a dog, oi the fur!!

yarnabees said...

I Love the Shoebox Idea what a great use for my current project! My yarn always gets tangled up in the bag that I use.

crochele said...

Great ideas! I love the shoebox idea since you can hide more than one :~). Thanks!

Benjamin Krudwig said...

uhmmmm amazing!!!! I love love love the yarn storage ideas! especially the shoebox for multiple yarns! need that like crazy!

PeanutandTommy said...

What great ideas! I'm going to go clean my yarn room NOW!

Mamta said...

I love the shoe box idea as much as the others do. I've at least 3-4 shoes boxes that I can use. Thanks Jess!

davyn0707 said...

Awesome post Jessica! I keep my needles and buttons in old empty cans of luxury wafers. Man I love those things... lol My grandma bought me a professional yarn organizer with six compartments for "in progress" work with holes for the yarn to come through. It has been so nice to keep my yarn from tangeling!

Momma B said...

wonderful ideas! thanks!

Irene Strange said...

Great solutions! Thank you for sharing! Going to get a tub of ice-cream tonight + get crafting! ;)

anadiazarte said...

I love the shoe box idea, very clever, thank you so much Jess!
Best wishes,
Ana

JD said...

Great Ideas!! Thanks!