Got some yarn or string in the apartment? Turn it into a cool geometric work of art with this easy How-To workshop. Create your own colorful abstract wall piece by deconstructing and transforming a cardboard box and weaving it with yarn!
What you’ll need:
cereal box or cardboard box
bright colored yarn
1. Start with an empty cereal box. Cut off the lid at the top or tape the lid closed. Use a permanent marker and draw a geometric shape, like a triangle or rectangle, on both the front and backside of your box.
2. Use a blade to cut out the two shapes. If you’d like to, paint your box one color, and let it dry.
3. Use a hole punch to make holes above and below the shapes you cut out. Make sure your holes are at least ½” from the bottom and the top of the box, and at least a ¼” from the edges of your shape.
4. Fold the box back together and tape along the bottom.
5. Time to weave! Pick a hole at one corner of the box and begin to weave the yarn with a tapestry needle by pushing the needle through the holes, up and down.
6. Once you reach the other end of your shape, change the color of your yarn by tying a new piece of yarn to the old yarn end in a knot.
7. Begin weaving back across your “loom” using your different colored thread or even varying your direction by how you connect the holes with your thread. You can do this with 3 colors or more! Once you finish, repeat these steps on the shape on the other side of the box.
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