Use a large 1 gallon plastic vinegar bottle to create a handy yarn caddy with this idea from Tina Johnson. Go green, save money and make your crochet and knitting easier.
- 1 gallon plastic vinegar bottle (or similar gallon bottle)
- Paring knife
- Hole punch
- Flat rock or similar for weight
- Remove the label and wash the bottle. Let it dry.
- *Cut the bottle straight across were the top of the label would being sure to leave 2 inches of plastic uncut under were the handle is (this will act as a hinge).
*Safety First: I placed the bottle on my counter, holding onto the handle (my hand was resting on the counter to stabilize the bottle) I very carefully inserted a pointed blade paring knife into the bottle (you need roughly a 1/2 inch long cut). I also made sure that the cut I made was away from my hand that was holding the bottle. Placing scissors into the cut I finished my cutting I needed to do around the bottle.
Any children creating this project will need an adult to complete this step for them.
- On the other side of the bottle directly across from the 2" "Hinge" punch a hole in the top half of the bottle about ½ inch above the cut line and one in the bottom half of the bottle (1/2 inch below the cut line) directly under the top one using a paper hole puncher.
- Find a medium size flat rock outside that you can wash and place in the bottom or something you have around the house to put in the bottom to weigh it down.
- The Fun Part! Drop your yarn skein in bottle and feed the yarn from the center of the skein through the top opening of the bottle. Thread a scrap piece of yarn through the holes you made using the hole puncher and tie it like you would your shoe laces to securely close it.