When I read about the yarn contest, the image that came to mind was a castle. The first thing I did is gather together a pile of materials that could possibly be used for building. Having no clear idea how this was all going to come together, I wasted a lot of time and yarn on trial and errors. Eventually it occured to me that if I got all the boxes and things I wanted to use and stacked them all up into a 'naked' castle (no yarn), it would prevent me from going on anymore yarn tangents. The main problem for the whole project was the difficulty getting the yarn to stick to things. For broad flat surfaces, rubber cement worked well, for details, white glue was o.k.- didn't occur to me to use fabric glue- maybe that would work better.
All the stuff in this instructable are things I had around already- I didn't buy anything- you can really use just about anything for this kind of project.
Materials I ended up using:
tubes from p. towels, t. paper, whatever
paint & brushes
Step 1: Step 1
I made a pattern for the skinny building with the peak- you can use the basic idea and tweak the shapes to make one for whatever kind of structure you want to make. I left it open on the side that meets the larger building. Also, the top is cut off as it's easier to wrap, and I like the way it looks as a separate thing. The far left piece is the side I didn't use- to make that side correctly, it should be the same size as the square in the center