25 modern yarn crafts to DIY

yarn diy

Yarn. I know a lot of us have a love/hate relationship with the stuff, especially if you’ve tried (and failed) to knit or crochet. I, myself, went through a knitting phase after my sweet sister-in-law gave me a beginning knitting kit many birthdays ago. I made an assortment of potholders (for practice) and scarfs (given away as gifts), and while I enjoyed the process, alas, knitting wasn’t where my crafty heart lie. Nonetheless, I am always amazing at how many fabulous yarn tutorial are out there–especially ones, and these are my favorite, where no knitting/crocheting experience is required. I’ve gathered a bunch of my favorites, and am excited to share them with you today!

yarn backdrop

style me pretty

yarn teepee

the crafty crow


say yes


make and takes

yarn flowers

kiki burleigh


design mom

yarn garland

pan & tea


hello hydrangea

yarn necklace

stitch craft create

Cactus Pop-pom

pinch me beautiful


design improvised


bre purposed


look what i made


fall for diy


let’s do something crafty



yarn craft

the pink doormat


casual craftlete


design improvised


sugar & cloth


tell love and chocolate


a beautiful mess


look what i made


hello wonderful


the casual craftlete

So, tell me, have I left something out? Share your favorite yarn craft in the comments below!

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fourth of july tablescape {and DIY wreath}

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TwizzlersSummer #CollectiveBias

fourth of july

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One of the things I love most about celebrating holidays is putting together easy decor and creating fun recipes that my family and guests can enjoy. Wanting to put a “twist” on my Fourth of July decor this year, I created printable decor and invitations, a festive snack mix, a creative wreath and more, all inspired by Twizzlers Twists and Twizzlers Pull N Peel. Scroll through this post for creative inspiration, links to download your own free printables, and an easy Fourth of July wreath tutorial!

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How adorable are these flag cupcakes? I took store-bought cupcakes, blueberries and Twizzlers Pull N Peel to create these little cuties. They took less than 10 minutes and add such a festive touch to the tablescape.

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This snack mix was such a fun treat to create. I took a variety of red, white and blue snacks, added some Twizzlers Bites, and voila…an easy and yummy snack mix that I know will be a hit!

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And now, can we talk about how much I love this wreath?

All you need is two packs of Twizzlers Pull N Peel, a foam wreath form, scissors and a hot glue gun:

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Step 1: Take a piece of the candy, and separate it into three sections of three, making sure to get one red piece, one blue piece and one white piece in each section.

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Step 2: Take your wreath form and wrap it in a piece of solid-colored fabric (I chose red).


Step 3: Now the fun begins! One at a time, wrap a section of candy around your wreath form, securing the ends on the back with hot glue. Repeat all the way around your wreath.

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Halfway through!

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Almost done! Because the circumference of the outside of the wreath form is larger than the inside, they’ll be a bare spot at the top of your wreath. Just use this spot for either a bow or for hanging your finished wreath.

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To finish off the wreath, I took white foam stickers and decorated the bottom left side of the wreath.

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Now let’s take a look at some of the other details in this festive tablescape…

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There are two styles of printable water bottle labels–download them here and here.

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Download this Fourth of July printable here.

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And this subway style printable can be downloaded here. Both are best printed on 8×10 cardstock or glossy paper.printable invitationWant to host your own Fourth of July get together? Download your free printable invitations here. These can be printed on 8×10 paper (2 per page)…and head to Walmart, where I found a whole section of yummy Twizzlers products! How easy is that?

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I’ve shared with you all my ideas for putting a “twist” on my Fourth of July celebration, and now I’d love to hear yours! What little details, crafts, recipes, etc. are you working on to make your own celebration special?


she-shed loveliness {home inspiration}

It’s official. I want need this she-shed in my life.

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Featured this month on Country Living, this she-shed is a darling take on this newest outdoor trend. Love all the touches of vintage Americana featured here…

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She-shed envy, anyone?

all images via country living