7 Creative Things You Can Make Using Yarn and Zero Stitches

If you're a yarn-thusiast, there's a good chance your stash has spiraled out of control a time or two. (Those new skeins are hard to resist!) But you don't need your needles and hooks for every project. Think outside the box and put your yarn to work with these fun stitch-free projects that'll clear up your stash pile, fast.

1. Rainbow Wall Hanging

Add a splash of color to your walls with this cheery rainbow wall hanging. Each ray is wrapped tightly in DK-weight yarn , and you can pick any palette to match your space. (You can even try it in neutrals!)

It’s hard to pass up a project that makes use of your gorgeous yarn stash. (Or gives you an excuse to buy more. No judgment!) And it doesn’t hurt that this one plays off the cheeriest trend ever: Rainbows! Jo Gick, of season 1 of NBC’s Making It, breaks down the easy DIY right here.

2. Ornaments and Garland

When you want to build up your holiday crafting , no-stitch projects are an easy way to spruce up your space. Whether you twist yarn into a garland or wrap it around a balloon for a DIY ornament, these projects are as cute as they are quick.

If you're one of those knitters who can't bear to part with yarn leftovers, there's good news: this fiber-friendly tree decor will give those scraps a purpose! You just need to master the technique for one garland and one ornament — both of which are super easy — and you'll have an adorable yarn-laden holiday statement piece.

3. Woven Sunset Wall Hanging

Make a beautiful woven art piece without any fancy tools. All you need is a wooden picture frame, a fork, some yarn and cotton thread. The best part? Fiber content isn't important, as long as the oranges and blues are a similar weight.

To make this gorgeous woven sunset, you don't need any fancy tools — just a wooden picture frame and a fork from your kitchen (really!). Plus you only need to know two stitches, and we'll teach you both of 'em.

4. Pom-Poms

A fast and easy project you may not have thought about: DIY pom-poms. Make a stash for future hats, gift toppers and more!

Pom-pom emergencies are real. Sometimes you need a yarn pom-pom pronto when you're knitting a hat, scarf, tea cozy or anything else that needs a little cheer.

5. Yarn Wreath

Speaking of pom-poms, give your home a an ultra-cozy vibe with a monochromatic wreath. You can use any weight, color and fiber content, making this project totally stress-free.

Whether you're in the throes of the holiday season or Christmas has come and gone, there's nothing cuter than a monochromatic DIY to keep the festive spirit alive. Making a wreath out of fuzzy pom-poms adds warmth and texture to your space, making it an ultra cozy place to unwind. Pair different yarns and use up those leftovers from holiday gifts, then say hello to your new favorite piece of decor.

6. Woven Gift Wrap

When you need wrapping paper , like, now, dig into your stash. This woven wrapping technique will give any gift a more personalized feel.

If you've been wanting to get in on the weaving trend, this could be your moment: This yarn design is a cute and unique way to personalize any gift wrap — and you don’t need to be a well-versed weaver to pull it together.

7. Tassels

Tassels don't have to be a hassle! Like pom-poms, these cute little guys are easy to make out of any scraps you have on hand.

Forget about run-of-the-mill bows; tassels are WAY more crafty. We love 'em on gifts, but they're super cute hanging on a wreath, tree or garland too!

January 06, 2020
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