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.

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Step 1: Supplies

Old Food Containers
Grommets or eyelets
Grommet or eyelet tool
Plastic tubing
Cutting device
Felted wool (optional)
Very hot water
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.
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.
this is a great idea!
Great idea. I make a lot of crafts with curling ribbon. I no longer have a problem with tangled ribbons.
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.
I've used a sock for small center pull balls, but for a hand wound ball these plastic containers are better.
How well thought out! Great. Thanks.
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.
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
that is a great idea! nice work!
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 !!!
Thanks so much. You made my day!!

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