I've been trying to do some projects lately using things that I already have in the house. My "leftover" supplies have been getting to be many, so I want to use at least some of them in new projects so that I can feel good about buying new ones :) So with only leftover crafting materials, I made this.
Isn't it cute!? I used the piping I had leftover from my scrap fabric window treatment, and yarn leftover from the afghan I crocheted for our friends' new baby Aubrey & hat's & things I crocheted for my cousin's new baby Kate. That's it!
Here's how to make one for yourself. It's pretty easy to do, but somewhat time consuming. Start at one end of your tubing. Wrap one color of yarn around the end, and start rolling it around itself. You're making the bottom of the bowl.
As you go around each time, you'll want to wrap the yarn around the previous row of tubing every once in a while. I wrapped my yarn around the tubing 10x between connecting it to the previous row. You can see what I mean in the photo above. You may want to use a large needle to help with this, or you can just push it through with your finger.
I used the design of 1 row yellow, 2 rows peach, 3 rows white. When you want to change colors, just cut your yarn & add your new yarn, wrapping the ends under your new color as you go.
Once the bottom of the bowl is the size you want, you can start working up the sides. To do this, just start stacking your rows. The first row that you start to do this on may seem like it's not really working, but it is, it just takes a couple of rows for you to be able to see it. You'll stack your rows one upon another, still doing the wrap 10x followed by connecting to the previous row.
What do you think of my bowl? A good use of random materials right? I love how it turned out & it's the perfect size for me to throw things in from around the room that need to be put away... I love having a spot for that!
Let me know if you make one of these! I'd love to hear how it goes!
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