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Published on May 7th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

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DIY Recycled Weaving Looms

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loom image via Shutterstock

loom image via Shutterstock

Interested in weaving? Don’t want to spend money on a loom? Got some random stuff lying around?

Chances are that there’s a DIY loom for you. Handmade looms, built from a variety of recycled materials, can be used to weave everything from friendship bracelets to area rugs. Most of these looms are kid-friendly enough to serve as a summer camp activity, and all of them are made from stuff that you should be able to find or freecycle.

For bonus points, upcycle your own yarn, too, from newspaper or plastic bags or T-shirts, and make the entire project an upcycled one.

Either way, here are some DIY upcycled loom tutorials to get you started:

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About the Author

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now. Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life; my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties; and my for links to articles about poverty, educational politics, and this famous cat who lives in my neighborhood.



  • Tina

    I have plans to weave some day, just not right now. I will have to pin this for later!

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