Nautical prints and things have been big on my mind lately so I’ve been trying to accumulate more accessories that I can add into my outfits. After Lee suggested that I make a wrapped yarn bangle from left over rainbow yarn from my year’s worth of hat I decided that would be a good crossover project 😀
This is the bangle I ended up with:
What you need:
The foam I used was cut from the end of one of those latex foam memory pillows but you could use regular stuffing too.
Roughly arrange/tape the foam around the cardboard tube. It doesn’t need to be perfect because when you wrap the yarn around that will even it all out.
Tape the end of your main colour of yarn to the inside of the tube.
Start wrapping XD I decided to make things a little more interesting by wrapping the yarn on an angle.
You can see that if you keep the yarn at an even tension it will squish the foam into a uniform shape.
and keeeeeep wrapping…
Eventually I ran out of the blue yarn and there were still a bunch of holes which were very unattractive. So I wiggled the yarn into sections this:
You can see above that I marked the sections with some crochet chain, I was planning to use all of that but it ended up looking terrible so I undid it and replaced with regular thin white yarn:
To give it a more nautical feel I laid out some red ricrack over every 3rd stripe.
As there wasn’t enough to wrap it properly, I hot glued it in place. This is what happens when I don’t have the cash to replenish my crafting stash XD I’m down to odds and ends of everything!
Lastly I glued a strip of lace on the inside of the top and bottom to add a girly touch.
And that’s it! If you wanted to make it neater you could glue a section of felt on the inside to hide all of the loose ends of yarn…. but I’m out of matching colours of felt too hahahaha! I’ve done a lot of nautical yarn related things lately, I even knitted a skirt for myself, I’ll actually have to put them all in an outfit and post that one of these days!
I really need to get some more craft supplies >_<