Are you January-ing like I am? Resolving to eat some actual green, leafy things and to get outside and walk or run or something instead of stying huddled up inside where it’s warm? And perhaps even planning to organize your yarn stash? No? Is that going too far?
I love to look at ideas for organizing yarn. It appeals to me on so many levels. For one, I love peeking at everyone else’s yarn (I’ll show you mine if you show me yours! 😉). I like the reassurance that I’m not the only crazy one with tons of balls of yarn, still buying more because I can’t use that yarn on this project. I also love the eye candy – all those rainbows of color! All those beautiful craft areas! It makes sense that artsy-craftsy people would have beautiful, colorful spaces where they work and I, for one, enjoy staring at it all.
So, without further ado, here are some beautiful ways to organize your yarn stash. Some are easy and quick to set up. Some are just fun to look at and maybe dream about.
-This yarn storage system from All About Ami
Stephanie and her husband built a beautiful spot for her yarn using corrugated plastic. A more involved project, but an inexpensive one and she was able to fit it exactly to the space on her wall she wanted to use. I also like that this gets all the yarn out where you can see what you have at a glance!
-Wine rack yarn storage from Repeat Crafter Me
The design is the same, but this is the route to go if you’re not into building your own. Buy a large wine rack to use instead. It is definitely a more expensive solution, but a beautiful one and again – it gets all your yarn where you can see it and grab it easily for your projects.
-A pegboard yarn wall from Heart Hook Home
Wow, she has a lot of yarn. And wow, it looks amazing on this wall of her basement – such an array of colors to brighten things up! You would need a yarn winder to make the uniform-sized yarn cakes she has here…and I found one for a great price on Craftsy if you’re in the market. Just a gorgeous way to display your stash.
-This PVC yarn display by Adriana Avellar
It may be in another language, but you can see from the pictures how to assemble a large PVC structure to keep your yarn (or use Google Translate!). This could be a fun weekend project…
-Plastic crate storage from Lucky Hanks
This blogger found some plastic milk crates on clearance at Walmart and I’m guessing she bought them all. I like how she clipped them together, leaving a space for a couch underneath. Can you imagine sitting there, surrounded by all your yarn, knitting away? Bliss!
-Organize yarn with recycled wipes containers
This blogger stored all her yarn in various wipes containers – maybe not as colorful as some of the other solutions, but it would help keep your yarn from getting tangled and it would be an easy way to transport it!
-Set up a yarn locker
This vintage locker is another gorgeous way to store your yarn! You could leave the doors open so everyone can see your colorful supplies…or close them if things get a little too messy.
-Use a plastic tub to store yarn
The clear plastic tubs in this post are a good idea, too – I like how the crafter poked a hole and threaded each different color, so you could do a project without even taking your yarn out of the box. Another idea that may not be as lovely to display, but is very practical if you’re short on space.
-Use a rolling craft cart
There are so many ways to store your yarn – this craft cart on Amazon would be perfect! I’d use the bigger drawers for yarn, and the smaller ones for other knitting notions like scissors, needles, measuring tape, etc.
-Use a rolling cabinet
This cabinet has several shelves for storage…including some on the door.
-Use a shoe organizer
This shoe rack is perfect, with all those little cubbies for storing yarn in!
-Use a yarn caddy
Although it’s fun to look at how to use other furniture and items in a new way to hold your yarn, sometimes it’s nice to buy something specifically made for crafters. This yarn caddy has pockets on the outside for all your needles and notions, and a generous middle to keep plenty of yarn nearby. I could see setting this up next to a couch or chair so you have your yarn handy while you’re watching TV…and it’s pretty, too.
Do you have a solution to taming your stash? I’d love to hear it…and see pictures!
If you’re looking to use up some of your stash with a project, try one of these: