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Yarn Cards

Looking for something to do with your leftover yarn? Try creating these versatile cards.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, January 2010


  • Template for cupcake, baby carriage, branches, deer, or mushroom

  • Light-colored card stock

  • Printer

  • Craft glue with fine-tip applicator bottle

  • Yarn

  • Small, sharp scissors

  • Press cloth

  • Iron

  • Glue stick or double-sided adhesive (such as Xyron permanent adhesive)

  • Double-sided tape

  • Standard 5-by-7 or 5 1/2-by-8 1/2-inch blank folded card


  1. Download and print desired design template (cupcake, baby carriage, branches, deer, or mushroom) on card stock.

  2. Apply craft glue from a fine-tipped applicator bottle along the lines of the drawing. Carefully place the yarn on the glue and clip to size with sharp scissors. To make dots, tie a double or triple knot in yarn and clip tails; glue in place. Let dry.

  3. If card stock is warped when dry, place a press cloth over the card and press with a warm, dry iron. Mount the decorated card stock onto a second piece of card stock with a glue stick or double-sided adhesive to completely flatten. Place double-sided tape on the back of the mounted design and adhere to the front of a standard blank folded card.

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