Yarn Bomb It!
Whether you're a skilled knitter, crafter or just a kid at camp, use yarn to transform an array of objects.
I’m most familiar with the concept of yarn bombing because I’m friends with talented knitters. These are the kinds of artists who will work for weeks to create a series of knit pieces that will wrap beautifully around inanimate objects like lamp posts, signs, fences, bicycles, you name it! The result is a beautiful, rainbowy decoration that – though usually silly – is hard for anyone not to smile at.
Yarn bombing inanimate objects doesn’t need to be done solely by those who are pros with knitting needles. You can make this hobby one of your own and even bring it home by investing in some colorful yarn and choice objects.
In decorating my daughter’s bedroom, I’ve been looking for objects at secondhand stores and garage sales. Any ordinary finds, whether vintage, slightly damaged, or not our style could become extraordinary decor with a little bit of planning and crafting with colorful yarn, so I was set on giving it a whirl.
When I found this set of red hooks, I knew it could be transformed into a fun-loving piece for our girls’ closet.
When you’re yarn bombing an object like this one, all you’re going to need is some beautiful yarn of choice, and a hot glue gun to secure the yarn ends in place.
Trim a length of yarn, and then tightly wrap it around the object, making the yarn as form-fitting to the object as you’re able.
As I mentioned, the hot glue will come in handy whenever you’re ending a length of yarn.
A little yarn goes a long way, and because only a few dabs of hot glue are necessary to "install" the yarn wrap, it's easy to yarn bomb things temporarily, like home furnishings, from the legs of your coffee table, to the base of an outdated lamp.
What objects would you yarn bomb in your own home?