10 Stash Busting Ideas To Make With Your Left Over Yarn
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10 Stash Busting Ideas To Make With Your Left Over Yarn

Difficulty Beginner
Budget < £10
Time 1 hr +

It’s always hard to decide what to do with the left over yarn from your projects but we have put together some great ideas. So pull out your left overs and get making!

Each project uses less than one ball of each colour needed so its a great way to use up your yarn stash.

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Left Over Yarn Ideas

3 Ways to Use Scrap Yarn

Looking for a way to use up leftover yarn from past projects? Try your hand at these three creative ways to get making with scrap yarn. Choose from keyrings, macrame hoops and hair ties.

These ideas will make great gifts or lovely accessories for yourself! Plus, they’ll help you clear out your yarn stash.

Projects and instructions by Lindsey from @lottieandalbert.

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How to Make a Pom Pom Flower Wall Hanging

Get creative with your pom pom maker with this fun décor project! Pom poms are a lot easier to make than you might think, so why not get started with this flowery idea – perfect for decorating any room.

This is a great craft for all ages and you can make each one your own with your choice of colourful yarn. It’s a great way to make the most of your yarn stash!


Project and instructions by @love.indy_.

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How to Make Wrapped Letters with Yarn

Make decorations a little more personalised with these yarn-wrapped letters! Whether you’re choosing your loved ones’ initials or spelling out simple seasonal sentiments, add something fun to your mantelpiece or gift wrap designs with this craft idea.

This is a great project to use up left over yarn from your stash. Why not get creative and create a multi coloured letter? Just follow our step-by-step tutorial and discover how easy they are to make.

Project and instructions by Lindsey Newns.

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How to Make Tie-Dye Tassels

Transform your yarn stash into beautiful tie-dye tassels with this quick and easy project. You’ll be able to use the decorative tassels to embellish any accessories you choose, such as your crafting storage baskets or your favourite tote bag – the perfect way to add a pop of colour!

Experiment with a variety of yarn colours and dye to create a pretty collection of tie-dye tassels. The possibilities are endless!

Project and instructions by Rachel Faucett of Handmade Charlotte for Tulip.

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How to Make a Macrame Jar Cover

Macrame is a great craft to learn, especially in the summer if you love the boho vibes. This macrame vase/jar cover is a versatile project that can be used to upcycle a vase or jar. You can colour the macrame’s fringe to bring a pop of colour to your home or garden decor. You can use your macrame vase/jar cover to hold wildflower bouquets or as a tea light holder during the outdoor summer evenings.

Designed by @_Twome

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How to Make Yarn-Wrapped Rainbow Bunting

 These yarn-wrapped decorations will brighten up your home for any occasion and they’re simple to make with our step-by-step guide.

Learn how to make your own rope-bound rainbow decorations in no time!

Tutorial by @peasandneedles.

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How to Make Macrame Bunny Plant Pods

Put a seasonal twist on macrame plant hangers with these bunny plant pods! They’re the perfect way to display smaller plants in your home, especially as you embrace all things spring. These seasonal details are a great way to refresh your home décor.

This is the ideal project for beginners as it focuses on the square knot, which is one of the first knots you’ll learn.

Project and instructions by @_twome.

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How to Make Pom Poms

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How to Make a Macrame Feather Wall Hanging

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How to Make a Woven Wall Hanging for Beginners

For weaving beginners who are new to working with a loom, this woven wall hanging project is ideal! Create woven wall art with a step-by-step guide by @emilysweaving. It’s certain to brighten up any room, or it might make for the perfect gift.

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