10+ unique ways to use leftover yarn

Chances are you have a ball (or two!) of yarn laying around your house. Put it to good use with some inspiration from these ideas. And no, none of them involve knitting! So even if you've "lost" your knitting needles, we think you'll like these yarn crafts.
These simple craft ideas using yarn can be fun additions to your home and also make great gifts. So what are you waiting for? Get that yarn out and let's get crafting!
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1. Writing on the wall
Write on your wall with yarn -- yes, yarn! -- to make a bold statement. Will nails, stenciled letters, hammer, and yarn, this easy project instantly adds color to any room of the house. Get the full tutorial here.
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2. Yarn bangles
You never thought of yarn as jewelry material, did you? We hadn't considered it either, but it makes some pretty fun, colorful bangles! My Poppet has a great tutorial for this project.
3. DIY pom pom wreath
When it’s time to add a pop of color and a bit of texture too, consider creating a DIY pompom wreath that’s soft, elegant and eye-catching from leftover yarn. Get the full tutorial here.
4. Heart shaped dreamcatcher
This dreamcatcher has stolen our hearts! This would be such a cute addition to a nursery, and the tutorial from Molly Moo Crafts makes it seem like a pretty fun project!
5. Wrapped vases
This super simple project turns an old bottle and some yarn into a piece that is worthy of a centerpiece, or just some prime real estate in your living room!
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6. Yarn hat ornaments
Making ornaments is a creative way to keep your kiddos busy and add some interest to your tree during the holidays. Handimania has made a super fun video tutorial for this DIY project. It's a great way to use up some stuff lying around your house while adding a little holiday cheer!
7. Yarn monogram
From the nursery to the living room, this DIY project is a fun way to personalize your space! Get the full tutorial here.
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8. Yarn feather
Learn how to make a feather out of yarn at Infarrantly Creative! This tutorial also gives you different ways to use your yarn feathers, such as on a wreath or transformed into quirky earrings. ​
9. Boho yarn wall hanging
For a boho chic addition to your home, use this wall hanging as inspiration to create your own fun wall accessory. This would make a great housewarming gift or a going away present for your favorite college student!
10. Pom pom blanket
It’s always nice to cozy up on the couch with a comfortable blanket, but it’s even better when the blanket comes with a personalized touch. Creating a pom pom blanket with yarn is a simple matter of making the most of a clover pom pom maker. Alongside a wiliness to give a favorite blanket a makeover, it’s a simple way to add a touch of style to those well-loved fabrics. Get the full tutorial here.
11. Spherical yarn lanterns
These airy bubble lanterns spice up your backyard or make a statement piece at any gathering. Find the list of materials needed and instructions at Merry Brides.
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