It is surprising how many people tend to overlook that yarn enables some stunning DIY projects, often without the need to knit and weave. This versatile material can be utilized for many decorations and accessories indeed, and it is able to conform to any shape and attach to all surfaces. Only your hands and simple materials like glue are needed, as well as a desire to add some irresistible charm and beauty to your environment.
Yarn home invasion
One of the easy ways to get creative is to wrap a bottle with yarn and use it as a vase for your floral arrangements. Apart from the yarn, you need glue and a bottle. A very similar, inexpensive process can be used for giving your cutlery an original touch. Yes, this might not be practical because you have to wash the cutlery afterward, but this project is suitable for special occasions. Also, yarn-wrapped driftwood is one of those simple decorations that can be applied virtually anywhere to include vivid colors into your home. The colorful yarn itself can serve as marvelous décor – just get some wooden yarn bowls and fill them up with the colors of the rainbow.
Now, if you hate staring at blank walls, but do not feel like investing in art, use yarn to make some wrapped letters. Monograms and initials are among the most popular chic projects, and this time, you need some block letters, yarn, and scissors. Some people chose different colors for each letter while others aim for a more cohesive look. Another cool project is an inspiration board. Get a few hangers, wrap them in yarn and attach them to one another. Now you only need to put clothespins and add photos, cards or whatever floats your boat. As an alternative, check out the mini wall hangings or macramé garlands.
More things in store
Decorating is not only about the looks, but functionality as well. DIY knit motifs, for example, are the perfect way to add much-needed warmth and coziness to your home during the winter season. They are simple enough to make and still provide an appealing spectacle of colors and shapes. Furthermore, who needs some extra storage space to get organized? Take an old tin and use various colors to make some practical and lively storage tins. They not only serve a good purpose but also look nice on tables and other fixtures.
Those who are ready to take the DIY endeavor to the next level should try out the exquisite pendant lamp. What you need are the following elements: a bowl, beach ball, Vaseline, glue, corn starch, newspaper, spray paint and some water. So, glue, water, and cornstarch are used for making a glue mixture, in which the yarn is then coated. Start wrapping it around the ball and create your own pattern. Leave it for 24 hours, and poke a hole in your ball to remove it. The only thing left to do is to apply some spray paint and there goes your DIY lighting centerpiece which could give the living room a whole new feel.
Yarn Is Art
Sometimes several letters on a big empty wall are not enough to make it a true focal point. If you want to make a single wall truly stand out, it is time for a huge project. Do not start this endeavor if you are not willing to invest some time and effort. You will need a pattern sheet (with the image you want to portray on your wall. It can be everything from a flower to Mona Lisa), nails and yarn in the desired color. Tape the pattern onto the wall, follow the image with nails and then braid around them with the yarn. In the end, you will get a fabulous piece of art on your wall. Since your artwork will be large and conspicuous, you should make sure you choose the colors which will contrast the wall, but complement one of the prevailing colors in the room.
Wrap it up
If you always felt that some of your accessories are not reaching their full potential, why not give them a makeover? Use your imagination to transform mundane items into unique and charming DIY crafts. Variety is ensured with a mix of colors, different textures, and thickness. This is a fresh and innovative approach to home decoration, one that can suit all styles and tastes. Smart projects with nice aesthetics can introduce a breath of fresh air into any home and enrich it with splashes of color and patterns. Once you get the ball rolling, no household object will be safe from your ingenuity.
Author bio: Zoe Clark is a stylist with a passion for eye candy designs. She loves sharing her DIY and decorating ideas with like-minded creatives. She enjoys all kinds of knitting projects and is always on the lookout for fresh ideas.