If you’re anything like me, you use toilet paper like it’s going out of style. Those paper tubes that are left seem craft-worthy, but what can you make from them? What about a pencil holder?
Or an iPod holder on your desk?
Or maybe a crayon holder for your kids while they color?
Or new handmade napkin holders for when entertaining?
This easy kid-friendly craft is a fun, weaving-type of craft that can yield anything your mind can imagine (that will fit).
Step 1: Cut slats down about halfway. Make them as equi-distant as possible. (You can measure ahead of time if you’d like.)
Step 2: Fold each slat outward, so that it resembles a flower.
Step 3: Tie a knot around one of the slats, with the knot under the slat, as pictured.
Step 4: Wrap the yarn under the next slat, coming through in between, and going backward, looping over the next slat, as pictured.
You’ll keep going under-over on each loop, in a clockwise fashion, like so:
Keep looping under-over and keep the loops tight against one another, so that they don’t overlap, as pictured.
Keep looping all the way, under-over, until you get to the end.
Step 5: When you get to the last loop on the last slat, cut the string about 3-4 inches away from the last loop, and loop back and under the nearest two threads.
Tie a knot here. Add a dab of crazy glue under the knot, too.
Go back and make a knot in the same way on the previous slat, also gluing it down when you tie it.
Glue down under the remaining slats along the edges so they don’t slip off. You can glue down the weaved insides, too. Once it’s finished, flip it around, stand it up, and take a look!
Wa-la! A pencil/iPod/crayon/napkin/anything holder! What do you think? Fun, huh?
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