Picture of Recycled Container Portable Yarn Holders - Sewuseful
This is an easy and inexpensive storage system for yarn.

Need a place to put your yarn to make it portable so you can knit anywhere? Tired of having your different yarn get tangled and intertwined? Into reusing, recycling and hate for anything to go to waste? This is the project for you! These are so easy to make and have made my life so much easier. They are great for taking a bit of yarn on the road with you or just for sorting yarn at home when your project involves more than one yarn.

Too busy knitting to make them yourself? You're in luck! Buy them at Etsy:


Step 1: Supplies

Picture of Supplies
Old Food Containers
Grommets or eyelets
Grommet or eyelet tool
Plastic tubing
Cutting device
Felted wool (optional)
Very hot water
jodiwer5 years ago
I just discovered this looking for something to keep my white lace yarn clean and tangle-free. What a great idea! I heated an ice pick over the flame on my stove and used it to make my hole. Not only was it easy, the plastic edge became so smooth, I don't even need to add the grommet. Thanks for posting.
jany6 years ago
If you dont have the grommets, try a drinking straw. Cut both ends of the straw to lay flat on both sides of the container lid and tape it on both sides.
am0217877 years ago
this is a great idea!
potini7 years ago
Great idea. I make a lot of crafts with curling ribbon. I no longer have a problem with tangled ribbons.
rupamagic7 years ago
Excellent instructable! I made several of these from large plastic mayonnaise and seaweed jars for my sister in the past. I was just about to make two more so I thought I'd do an instructable. Glad I found yours first. Well done! I'll have to try the plastic tubing for the grommet backs next time, great idea.
bobise7 years ago
I've used a sock for small center pull balls, but for a hand wound ball these plastic containers are better.
realme527 years ago
How well thought out! Great. Thanks.
lalitham7 years ago
Aly (author)  lalitham7 years ago
Thank you. It did feel like a EUREKA moment! There is a product like this for sale somewhere but it is absurdly priced. Happy knitting or crocheting!!
funny i just found this here today. i had made one from a cd spindle container and another from a cool whip container. i just dont have those fancy o rings for the holes.
mcadwell7 years ago
That's a better idea than the one I am currently using...a shoe box with a hole cut in one end. At least it works...just doesn't look as good as yours
manon7 years ago
that is a great idea! nice work!
Pepper Ann8 years ago
I am an over-the-road truck driver and crochet as my "relaxer" after my 11 hour "shift". All I can say is, bless you for this FANTASTIC idea !!!
Aly (author)  Pepper Ann8 years ago
Thanks so much. You made my day!!