A few months ago, a friend offered me a big bag of yarn she’d somehow acquired despite being entirely un-crafty. Of course I accepted; I mean, really, who can turn down free supplies? Included at the bottom of the bag was a collection of knitting needles. This would be an awesome score if not for the glaring reality that I couldn’t knit my way out of a yarn basket. I have them tucked away for safekeeping on the odd chance that I one day get around to learning, but I have a feeling they’re probably destined for an alternative use. I’m loving the look of these knitting needle bangles by Jess of Epheriell Designs. Now there’s a use for these darned things that I know I can handle! [how to make knitting needle bangles]
- Plastic knitting needles, on hand or $1 and up
- Boiling water, on hand
- Mandrel or other round object, on hand
Total: Free and up
I’m kind of horrified by this–you can make bangles out of tons of different materials, but it’s harder to make a knitting needle. I bet there are other crafters who could use these, and the bangles just aren’t that cute to ruin serviceable knitting needles.
I love this idea!! Great idea to make cute accessories out of something you had no use for!!!
I agree with greengeekgirl! You should have simply donated the knitting supplies to someone who COULD use them. Some ideas that come to mind: retirement home, shut-in elderly women, church craft closet, etc.
Speaking as someone who knits and crochets, I love it. Recycling unused items any way is great, whether donating for someone to reuse or repurposing into jewelry. I have lost a few needles along the way and now have the perfect use for those spare needles. Do you know how many people would have just thrown them away? I say kuddos!!!!
I too agree with greengeekgirl. Whilst knitting needles are a cheap and common item it might be nice to donate some and just make a few braclets or to use needles with no partner