Instead of buying a pre made Yarn Organizer I came up with this idea for a homemade organizer. I bought a set of two 8qt containers with lids .
You may notice that I made five holes through the lid. I used a big screw of about 1/4 inch in diameter or more to go through the lid to make the holes. You may use 00 sand paper and a pencil to soften the holes and make the circumference smooth so the yarn does not snag. It is not perfect , but with care and patience you can have your own homemade Yarn Organizer. I guess any Tupperware or pitcher container will be good as well, but if you are looking for something bigger the you either buy something on the store or make your own. This gives me the ability of having 5 skeins of yarn on a particular project going at the same time. Inexpensive and very practical.
A little bit of Crafty Andy ingenuity and my yarns are all in one place.
July 18-2013 I am adding a suggestin from a fan about how to make this organizer with holes in a different way Thank You Lisa for the great Suggestion!.
Just a quick note to say that....I like to see men enjoying hand work of all kinds, including knit & crochet..
Also.....I like your home made yarn organizer, but why did you work so hard using screws to make the holes??
The hot tip of an unloaded glue gun would do the trick very quickly and....the hole sizes would be adjustable.
I also tend to save the empty oatmeal containers....and I use the glue gun tip to put the holes in the plastic lids. *S*
I looked to see if I could post this suggestion on your blog, but....I saw no way to add a comment.
SF Bay Area Native now ExPatriot....currently enjoying the Columbia River Gorge are of WA and OR"
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