Homecrafts Competition

My recent I Love Post blog post featured a top secret box of yarn which I was kindly sent to me by the craft supplies company Homecrafts Direct. I promised I’d reveal all and show you my makes, so here goes!

Homecrafts Yarn on claireabellemakes

I am one of 10 bloggers who have been sent a stash to make anything we like as part of a Homecrafts competition. I didn’t realise how competitive I was until I started….

My self selected theme for the competition was yarn covered. I started with this Sari yarn as it was so interesting and the texture like nothing I had ever used before.

Sari Yarn on claireabellemakes

I wound the yarn around an old bangle and watched the sari colours change as I wrapped. I love how it turned out and it was a great upcycle to a boring bangle I didn’t really wear.Wrapped Bangle by claireabellemakes

I confess to having a jar collecting obsession for no apparent reason, so my next item to upcycle was a jam jar. The cream coloured yarn was more like twine, so I tightly wrapped around the jar and glued the end in place. My trusty glue gun helped fix the button and lace ribbon decorations. A really simple project!

Yarn Wrapped Jar by claireabellemakes

The last two items I covered were with DK yarn in dark colours, so I decided to crochet. This mug warmer (quite wintery in both purpose and colour!) was made with a simple strip of double crochet.

Mug warmer by claireabellemakes

The final item I covered was a coat hanger. I love these, as padded coat hangers that are shop bought can often be expensive. For a very padded effect, I crocheted this with two strands making a thin strip of treble crochet for the length of the hanger. I slipped it over the hook and then double crocheted to join at the bottom.

Crochet Coat Hanger by claireabellemakes

Receiving a box of supplies as part of the competition really ignited my creativity. I can’t wait to see what everyone else makes!

What do you think of my yarn covered creations? I really enjoyed making them!

claireabelle x

27 thoughts on “Homecrafts Competition

  1. I love what you’ve done with the jam jar and the button and lace edging – they both finish it off perfectly! I love crafting anyway but having a challenge like this would certainly spur me on!

  2. The button, lace, and yarn jar is so creative! I too like collecting jars and glass, but I have to say I never would’ve thought to decorate one like that. Great job on all your creations, what a challenge 🙂

  3. I absolutely *love* the jam jar project! Not sure if its because it features a jar or buttons, although probably both as I am achieving vast collections of both too!

  4. Hello Claire! Thank you so much for the comment on http://fiddlyfingers.blogspot.com/p/chester-extreme-crochet-cat.html. I decided I would pop over and return the favour. Well I shall definitely be a regular visitor from now on! I love how the colours have turned out in the Sari yarn bangles, I keep meaning to have a go with some sari yarn but haven’t quite got around to it yet. I must admit though I think my favourite has to be the jar, possibly because it looks very delicate. I too have a glue gun but hadn’t used it for absolutely ages until recently. A recent status on fb was ‘I’m in love with my glue gun’ so I totally get where you’re coming from. I am going to link to you via email so I shall be able to keep up to date with what you are up to. So glad you popped over to see Chester 🙂

    1. Thank you for stopping by! If you have a go with the sari yarn, let me know what you make, I’d love to see your creations.

      I’d also love to mention Chester in an upcoming post about crochet if that is OK? He is rather impressive 🙂

  5. You are so creative! I love the way the bangle shows the colours off so well. I also think the transformation of the jam jar is amazing! I have seen in a another blog a hanger like you created being used to store or display brooches. Another great post. Thanks.

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