elisabeth andrée

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threads, threads, lots of threads

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you always keep these too?

bag full of yarn ends - elisabeth andrée

and i made it into this

how to make a yarn bowl by  elisabeth andrée

a while ago i saw on carolyn’s website a recipe for making a paste with which you can make a bowl out of yarn. she used a long piece of yarn (her bowl is quite chic), but i wanted to use my left overs. i took a glass bowl, then put cling foil on it. i soaked the yarn in the paste and then applied it all onto the bowl. i thought it was quite nice with my hands in the goo (is goo the right word, it sounds funny?). it took a very long time before it was dry.

how to make a yarn bowl by  elisabeth andrée

this is the result. for a first attempt the bowl looks not bad, don’t you think? 

some pictures of the bowl still wet

how to make a yarn bowl by  elisabeth andréehow to make a yarn bowl by  elisabeth andrée

how to make a yarn bowl by  elisabeth andréehow to make a yarn bowl by  elisabeth andrée

by the way, i think this is a fun project together with kids:) !

recipe for the paste

on the picture below: that is not milk, it is the paste. the recipe of the paste and further instructions you can find via this link:
http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2011/03/etceteras-yarn-bowl.html

how to make a yarn bowl by  elisabeth andrée

87 thoughts on “threads, threads, lots of threads

  1. Cool! I love this idea. I’m going to try it with my tatting scrap threads. I’ve been saving them for years and periodically make them into pillow stuffing, but I like this idea too.

  2. gorgeous! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling sunday, I think this one definitely deserves a place in the features, so check back next week!

  3. wow!! this looks amazing. will have to keep my left overs now :)thanks for your comment on my new design.

  4. Thanks so much for sharing at the Tuesday To Do Party! Can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week!Smiles!Jamiwww.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

  5. Thanks so much for sharing at the Tuesday To Do Party! Can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week!Smiles!Jamiwww.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

  6. I love this idea.. so cool.. going to try this soon!

  7. This is so cool! Such a great way to use some scraps to make something pretty! : )

  8. AMAZING!!!! GREAT JOB!!!We would love to have you come link up to our party this Tuesday, Crafty Lassie Tuesday.www.sewstylishboutique.blogspot.comWe are having a give away! Hope to see you there :)Thanks!Heather & Rose

  9. AMAZING!!!! GREAT JOB!!!We would love to have you come link up to our party this Tuesday, Crafty Lassie Tuesday.www.sewstylishboutique.blogspot.comWe are having a give away! Hope to see you there :)Thanks!Heather & Rose

  10. Love this! So beautiful and unique. I’m featuring it at this week’s Craftastic Monday party. Please stop by and grab a Featured On button. Thanks for linking!

  11. This is beautiful!Mariemylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

  12. This is fantastic. You are being featured this week at Lines Across My Face. Stop by and pick up a featured button. I hope to see you again this week!Rachelhttp://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/08/cure-for-common-monday-5.html

  13. This is such a cute idea!! Love it!Thank you so much for linking it up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week! You’ll be featured tomorrow! ;)xoxo,Vanessa

  14. Wow, what a cool idea!itsjustcalledspicy.blogspot.com

  15. How petty, colorful, happy it turned out!! … my leftovers are mostly black, grey or dark something 😦 … need to make colorful projects from now on!! you are amazing!

  16. That is AWESOME! Thanks for the link to the paste recipe. I’ll be featuring this. Thanks for sharing with Air Your Laundry Friday!{xo}Jami

  17. So neat! What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! 🙂

  18. Hi Mary,Gosh, you are a real artist. I saw your work on http://thedecorativepaintbrush.blogspot.com/All very colorful and professional. Thank you for posting my yarn bowl on your FaceBook Page, I like that:)Have a great day!

  19. Fantastic post! Very creative. Thanks for sharing.Hope to see you on my blog:)

  20. Hi Andree! What really caught my eye is the color! I love all the colors! Its so crazy and abstract which makes it so wonderful! I posted it on my Face Book page (The Decorative Paintbrush) because I wanted my readers to see how cool it looked! Glad I found you on BeColorful-Mary

  21. This bowl looks like it should be in the Smithsonian! Fantastic!XOXO,Tasha

  22. What a great idea ! Thank you. I’m so happy to have something to do with all of the extra bits of floss I have saved. I’m thinking I might try it with the tiny lil bits of fabric I save too. Yayyyyyyy!

  23. What a great way to upcycle something that all of us have in our cupboard

  24. Gorgeous! A piece of art. Now I want to do it:):)

  25. Who knew some yarn and paste could make something that looked so artistic?!? It’s awesome!

  26. wow..it looks great. I may try it smtime.

  27. Beautiful. What a great idea. I definitely am going to have to try this. I love the yarn you chose and the picture is gorgeous as well. I would love it if you would stop by and share this at the crafty link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.Hope to see you soon,Rachelhttp://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/08/cure-for-common-monday-4-craft-…

  28. I’m totally going to have to do this with my kids, they would have so much fun and love making something like this.Emilydomesticdeadline.blogspot.com

  29. Wow! This is so cool! Great unique project!

  30. wow!! wow!! wow!! This is surely stunning!! AWesome!! You keep these too… *sigh*… Amazing..

  31. That's a great idea.  Then I will be motivated not to get lazy.  🙂  Thanks!

  32. OMG – I love this. I am definitely doing one of these bowls this week. I don’t think I have enough scraps (and I love your multi-colour version) so I might have to do a single yarn. Whatever,…I love it!!

  33. Wow, your bowl is spectacular. I have been saving scraps of yarn for a fun project like this. Thank you for sharing this, Andree

  34. Oh, this looks like fun. I love it! Thanks for sharing with Sweets This Week. Have a great weekend.Sarah

  35. Hey my sweet friend..i just love this colorful creation, you are awesome..keep sharing lovely stuff..

  36. Wow! I think this is beautiful, Elisabeth! Nice job!

  37. That looks fabulous, I am going to dig through my leftover stash to see if I have enough for a go at making one too

  38. I think your yarn bowl is pretty, cute and clever!!

  39. Wow, this is very cool. I am a scrap addict myself, what a great and pretty project.

  40. This is absolutely beautiful. Amazing what you can do with rather ugly looking yarn. Great idea 🙂

  41. I really like this. I might even make smth like this 😛 thank you so much for posting it xoxo MADA

  42. Now, why didn’t I see this before I threw all my snippets away!!?? LOL Seriously, it’s very pretty and ingenious 🙂 Happy weekend!

  43. This is so creative & pretty… like a piece of art on it’s own but also functional as a bowl! Visiting from Thrifty Thursday =)

  44. Beautiful and fun!

  45. It is a fun project together with kids and a great idea. You can create a little piece art from anything.Greetings from Romania

  46. I absolutely LOVE this, and I am definitely going to try it. I have so many pieces of embroidery thread that I’m just hanging on to, and this would be wonderful to do with it. Thank you SO much for sharing this here!

  47. Wow this is cool. Really a great idea. Your bowl looks fantastic in multicolours.

  48. This is a great idea! I love the look you have achieved!

  49. Such a great idea – I can picture it holding lots of balls of yarn. 🙂