Did y’all know that Joann’s has clearance yarn that is sold in a one-pound bag for only $7.99 – not matter what is inside the bag?!?
I have recently discovered this and lets just say I may have gone overboard in the past couple months, stockpiling this stuff! I have been unloading my car and running straight to my craft room to hide the evidence, but I have recently been found out and forbidden to go back to Joann’s until I use the majority of what I have already purchased. This is probably for the best (as I have to admit it is excessive). I am looking forward to putting it all to good use though and will share with you as I do.
One of the first bags that I purchased was a beige/brown fun fur. This is what is left AFTER my project. I can’t remember if there were 6 or 8 balls inside when I bought it.
I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but for $7.99 a pound, when it is normally $4.99 for 1.75 oz (think $37 savings), I knew it was a steal so I swiped it up! I sat on it for a while and then saw this picture…
It hit me instantly that this would make the perfect prop to be used as “straw”. Now, there’s nothing elaborate about this project. I worked with a large hook and double strands, single crocheting back and forth until I had a finished product about 24″x 24″.
I just love the texture, it really gives the impression of real straw while still being incredibly soft for your newborn photos. Not bad for under $8.00 – the only problem is replicating it would likely cost full price. I did recently find another bag that is a shade darker… 🙂 The crafting continues!