We knitters and crocheters often find ourselves with leftovers and snippets of yarn after completing our projects. I tend to collect everything because I know there could be a use for it all, eventually. Over the years, I’ve found that smaller leftovers (like yarn and fabric scraps) are great for crafting, especially in making easy kids crafts. However, adults can craft with yarn scraps as well, of course!
If you have extra yarn scraps lying around from a past project or two, use them to make some beautiful handmade cards that anyone would be impressed to receive!
Cutest-Ever Yarn Scrap Cards
Materials and Tools
- A couple sheets of heavy paper or card stock (available from any office supply store and craft store)
- Scissors or other blade cutting device such as a craft cutting knife (For this project, I used die cuts made with an electronic die cutting machine, but it is possible to achieve similar results with some patience and scissors.)
- Yarn scraps
- Some sort of adhesive (like double-sided tape or a glue stick)
1. Cut a piece of 8 1/2-inch by 11-inch card stock in half.
2. Take one of your half sheets of card stock and fold that into a card. Cut the other half of the card stock in half so you end up with two pieces that are the same size as the front of your card. Discard one of the small pieces because you won’t need two to finish the project.
4. Place the card stock piece that now has a shape cut out of it over the front of the card and lightly trace the shape’s outline in pencil onto the front of the card. Then, completely cover the tracing with your adhesive.
7. After you’ve attached the top panel, feel free to decorate it with some stickers, stamps and doodling.