Pinterest has revolutionized the internet! My sister, Corina, and I are both huge fans of Pinterest! We find so many creative pins that have improved our lives. From homemade laundry soap to borax slime we are saving money and learning new ways to engage with our kids. Of course, we won’t mention the HOURS we have lost while in the black hole time warp of Pinterest!
In fact, Pinterest has become such an obsession of mine that a friend and I actually created a blog where we test Pinterest Pins and share our results! That has been quite a fun and revealing adventure for us.
So, when looking for ways to manage yarn while crocheting, I of course turned to Pinterest for ideas.
No surprise to me, I found several very cool yarn managing tips!
You can click each picture to go straight to the source.
Yarn in a Bottle
The good old yarn in a bottle trick! This is a great way to keep your yarn from tangling up as you crochet or knit. I know you are asking- How do you get the yarn INTO the bottle?? I wondered as well! Which is why you really should click through to the article, which explains exactly how to place the yarn inside the bottles for easy storage and tangle free projects.
Toilet Paper Dispenser
I couldn’t find the original source to this image, other than on Pinterest but it is definitely a good idea. Putting yarn on a toilet paper dispenser would keep it up at a good height while you sit and crochet. It would also keep it from tangling up or getting the way. However, the problem I see is having to wind your yarn onto the toilet paper roll! But if you are cleaning up old tangled skeins of yarn anyway- this is brilliant!
Baby Wipe/Yarn Dispenser
OMG. I love this idea! Place your skein of yarn into an empty wipe dispenser and let the opening be the guide to keeping your yarn clean! Now I am thinking those Clorox wipe bottles could be of good re-use as well! This one is so simply brilliant that I feel ashamed for not already thinking of it on my own! But then again, why would have to think creatively on my own when I have Pinterest!?
Yarn in Mason Jar
Yarn in a mason jar. Well, that would sure be a beautiful way to keep your yarn clean! I would do this to decorate my home with something colorfully creative. Looks like you can just pop a hole into the top of the mason jar to feed your yarn through. Use the taller jars for your long skeins and these smaller ones for the left-over or balls. Pinterest has given me a love for Mason Jars which I had never known before!
String Yarn through a Colander
Who comes up with this stuff? Of course! Colanders have perfect little holes in them that would be great for stringing your yarn through. String more than one! Great way to use a practical kitchen item while keeping your yarn clean and easy to use.
Pipe Cleaner Crafty
Working with Rayon can be tricky in itself. One problem fixer shared her way of managing rayon through Pinterest. She uses a pipe cleaner to feed her yarn off the cardboard tube. It is a great way to manage and keep your rayon or other limp yarns knot free.
Sort of like the mason jar idea- you could also use a sugar shaker to keep yarn clean. I like how these ideas can add some personality to your home in between working on your projects as well. A sugar shaker is of course, the best place to put sweet things! Oh boy- that was a little TOO cheesy! Maybe I have had enough Pinterest excitement for one night!
What is Pinterest Missing?
How do you keep your yarn knot free?