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Laughing Purple Goldfish came up with a thrifty and clever way to organize her yarn: cardboard magazine bins turned on their sides!

Jenny Ryan

Jenny Ryan

Jenny Ryan is an artist, crafter, and maker of things. She lives in Los Angeles with a pack of various animals (including her husband) and writes about her adventures in creating at Exit Through the Thrift Shop.


  • Miranda

    I love this idea, but where do you get the cardboard bins?

  • incompetenthomemaker.blogspot.com

    I buy my cardboard magazine bins at IKEA, super cheap!
    I am sooooo going to do this with my yarn stash!

  • Miranda

    Yeah, IKEA has them, five for $2.99. I can’t imagine you’d find them any cheaper anywhere else. Of course, my closest IKEA is 80 miles away so it’ll take some planning ahead, but great idea. Thanks!

  • rock123

    Hi guys,
    I want to tell you about Magazine I buy my cardboard magazine bins at IKEA,super cheap!
    I am sooooo going to do this with my yarn stash!
    sam
    Texas Drug Treatment

  • girlindustries.blogspot.com

    You could make something similar to the cardboard bins out of old cereal boxes, as long as they’re on sturdy shelves and you don’t overfill them.