DIY Yarn Bowl

DIY Yarn Bowl
Hi everyone! 
I am super excited to be here today sharing this DIY Yarn Bowl!  During our Project Crochet Giveaway so many people asked where they could get there very own yarn bowl.  So I decided to come up with a do-it-yourself version and here it is!  If you haven’t already, be sure to stop by Dragonfly Designs to check out a few of the crochet projects that I completed last month ~ including this epic Crochet Floor Pouf Pattern!
How to make a yarn bowl
 A yarn bowl is the perfect spot to keep your yarn while working on a crochet project.  They will usually have an opening where you can slide the working end of your yarn while the skein stays safely in the bowl.  
This bowl is one that you can make at home with just a few simple supplies.
 Polymer Clay
You will need:
 *7-8 oz of polymer clay {I get mine from Wholeport}
try experimenting with a variety of colour combinations and/or patterns.  
*wax paper
*cutting tool {a butter knife would work}
*rolling pin
*an oven safe bowl
 How to make a clay yarn bowl
To create a striped bowl like the one pictured follow these steps.  Lay out a sheet of wax paper to work on, this will help to prevent sticking.  Roll 7-8 long ropes of clay {using 1 oz of clay each} about 1/4″ in diameter.
 Create clay bowl
Starting in the centre, coil the ropes around each other.
 Coil Clay
Continue until all of the ropes have been coiled around each other.
 DIY Yarn Bowl
Use a rolling pin to blend the colours together and flatten the clay into a round shape about 10″ in diameter.
 Yarn Bowl
Use a cutting tool to create a hooked shape for the yarn to rest in.
 Shape Yarn Bowl
Finally mold the clay over the outside of an oven safe bowl and place on a cookie sheet.
 Clay Yarn Bowl
Bake at 275 for 30 minutes or as directed on the package of clay.
 Easy Clay Bowl
Totally fun and easy right?!  This was my first polymer clay yarn bowl but I can see where the possibilities would be endless!  If you make one I would LOVE to see it and be sure to stop by and say hi…
 

xo Heather
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