If you are a fiber lover I’m sure you have experienced that moment when you get a knot or tangle in your yarn. Or even worse when you are working with more than one skein of yarn and they become a tangled mess. Sadly, I have had to cut out knots because I couldn’t get them untangled. It can be a love, hate relationship with yarn. I thought a DIY yarn storage caddy that would hold my yarn while I work, but not allow it to get tangled, might be the best thing to save my sanity. Giving it a farmhouse look so it fits in with the rest of my décor couldn’t hurt either.
The DIY yarn storage caddy can hold three skeins of worst weight yarn or you could fit two chunky skeins of yarn. If you are using center pull yarn you can fit the yarn through the mesh sides. If you are using outer pull skeins, like I was, you can fit the yarn through the hand holds on each end of the crate.
- Darice Chicken Wire Crate or this Solid Wooden Crate
- Folk Art Chalk Finish Paint in White
- Darice Paint Brush
- Small Piece of 220 Grit Sandpaper
If I wasn’t using this piece for yarn I would use some dark wax to antique the look of the caddy. However the wax will wear off over time and can get on fibers. I didn’t put a finish on my crate because it will be gently used, however if you feel that your piece needs something to protect the paint I would recommend a coat or two of polyurethane.
This is the time of year I am getting my crocheted Christmas gifts started. If you are a crocheter or knitter you know what I’m talking about. Taking a few minutes now to help keep my yarn in check will help me as I am making more and more projects. I hope this will help you to keep your projects running smoothly.
Check out this rustic DIY shelf decor for another project using the chicken wire planter box.