We have such a cute project today for using up all your yarn scraps!! Our special guest in the Scrap Busting Extravaganza today is Mandy from Sugar Bee Crafts!
You probably know Mandy already – she has such a fun blog with all sorts of amazing projects! Mandy can craft, sew, crochet – you name really!! Plus – she’s building her own house and that is so fun to follow along with! Today she has a darling Yarn-Wrapped Macrame Headband project for us!
I’m super excited to be here – so many great ideas to bust through those scraps! And Bev and Flamingo Toes are both just amazing. I am Mandy and I blog over at SugarBeeCrafts.com where you can find lots of fun and simple crafts and DIY projects. Today I have a simple project to use up yarn scraps – I’ve been doing a little crocheting lately, and so there are lots of odds and ends of yarn that needed a project. I love how this Yarn-Wrapped Macrame Headband turned out!
It’s a simple project and you just need a few things – yarn scraps, a cheapy headband, and some hot glue and scissors.
First cut your yarn. I used 6 strands and they were about 5 times as long as my headband. I had some excess at the end of the project, but better too long than too short! Then, you can macrame around the headband. Macrame is simply the art of tying knots. There’s pictures below to help ya, but I taped my ends to the end of the headband to start with, then started wrapping my knots. To make the knot, make a loop, then go around the headband with the yarn tail and back through the loop you just made. Shown below. I did this 3 times then switched colors. I also switched the side that I was tying the knot on each time I switched colors.
You just keep going and going, all the way from one end of the headband to the other. It’s a great craft to do while watching a show, etc.
If the knots are intimidating, you can for sure just wrap the yarn around. But I love the fun texture that the macrame knots provides – you can see that below:
Then on the ends I just used a little hot glue to secure the ends of the yarn strands into place. Super awesome, super cute, super fun.
See, perfect for all those yarn scraps!!
The yarn scraps were left over from when I crocheted a giraffe (the highlight of my crochet career! I still can’t believe I figured it out!)
Hope to see you over at www.SugarBeeCrafts.com for more great craft projects. If you love Scrap Busting, you may want to check out these favorites:
So fun Mandy!! Thank you so much for joining in the with Scrap Busting Extravaganza!