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DIY Wooden Yarn Bowl Tutorial

DIY Wooden Yarn Bowl Tutorial


Whether you’ve arrived from Facebook, Pinterest, Total Tutorials or another of the wonderful sites that have linked to my DIY Wooden Yarn Bowl… I’m so glad you’re here!

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Does your yarn keep rolling away when you’re knitting or crocheting?  

A yarn bowl is just the thing to fix that problem!

I’ve been wanting a yarn bowl ever since I saw some at a local craft fair. The handmade ones that the potter was selling were beautiful but at $30 to $50 each, were not in the budget at the time.


Back in this post, I showed you a wooden bowl that I’d picked up at one of our local thrift stores.

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In this simple step-by-step how-to we demonstrate how my husband, Dave turned it into a yarn bowl for me and how you can make one for yourself.

You’ll need:

Wooden bowl 6″ to 7″ in diameter – this beautiful 6″ Acacia wood bowl is the perfect size if you can’t find one at your local thrift store

A cordless Dremel tool and drill bit

180 grit 3M sandpaper

320 grit 3M sandpaper


First, he drew the shape on the side of the bowl that I showed him from some photos of yarn bowls I found online.

Draw desired shape on the outside of the wooden bowl.

Then he used the lines as a guide to drill several small holes with his cordless dremel tool.

Drill several small holes following the drawn outline.

Bowl with small holes drilled inside the outline

Click next to see how he went about cutting away that excess wood.

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  • Rachel
    June 4, 2015 3:23 pm

    Very ingenious – and clearly very useful indeed!

  • Helen Philipps
    June 4, 2015 3:32 pm

    What a great idea, and it looks lovely!
    Happy weekend.
    Helen xox

  • Mary Anne
    June 4, 2015 5:37 pm

    I am lucky enough to own a ceramic bowl and I love it, but I have to admit I would love a wooden one even more. My dad was a woodworker after he retired from farming and I have a love for wooden pieces.

  • Jeanne Meddaugh
    June 4, 2015 8:30 pm

    Love your yarn bowl! You and your husband make a great team.

  • Christine B.
    June 5, 2015 7:27 am

    This is a really great idea, although I don’t think I would ever be able to get my husband to make something like that! 🙂 x

  • Wendy
    June 5, 2015 10:55 am

    very clever! I was bought a gorgeous ceramic yarn bowl as a present otherwise I’d get my Dremel out and try this!

  • twotoast
    June 5, 2015 10:42 pm

    Great idea – sounds like he’s a keeper 🙂

  • CathieJ
    June 7, 2015 8:09 am

    My son gifted me with a pottery yarn bowl this past Christmas and I love it. Yours is beautiful and your husband is quite handy. I love your idea of finding more bowls to give as gifts.

  • Katie
    June 8, 2015 9:21 am

    What a neat idea. Great job to your hubby!

  • mdm samm
    June 9, 2015 4:49 am

    this is really beautiful, very well done….your photos are nicely laid out

  • FromMyFrontPorchToYours
    June 10, 2015 3:38 pm

    What a fabulous idea!! Thanx for sharing at THT.

  • Angie
    June 17, 2015 6:53 am

    You are so clever! What a great little bowl and at a fraction of the price!

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