Stuck for where to put your knitting needles and wool? Revamp a plain metal bucket into a knitting storage bucket

Knitting storage

Stuck for where to put your knitting needles and yarn? Revamp a plain metal bucket into a knitting storage bucket.

The perfect project for ensuring that all of your materials stay tidy, you’ll never find yourself scrabbling around to find your double-pointed needles and 4-ply again.

This bucket will make sure your unorganised knitting days are long gone. It’s handy with a deep design and carrying handle, so you can pick it up and take it anywhere with you.

We love the brightly coloured floral pattern in this example but you can use anything you like, stripes, spots, plain? They would all be lovely. Or how about a combination of papers? You could layer them up in strips from the bottom to the top to get a gradient effect.

If you know a knitter and aren’t sure what to get them as a gift then this could be the perfect fit.You could even pop a couple of new knitting patterns inside for them as an extra special treat…

Materials you’ll need to make this pretty knitting storage idea:

  • Bucket
  • Patterned tissue paper
  • PVA glue
  • Scissors
  • Découpage varnish
  • Instructions

1. Cut tissue paper into sections to go around the bucket, leaving enough overhang so it can be glued to the underside. The paper should sit under the rim at the top of the bucket.

2. Apply a light layer of PVA glue to the bucket and polace tissue paper a section at a time. Trim away any excess with scissors.

3. Fold the remaining paper around the bottom of the bucket onto the base and glue.

4. Once all the paper has been stuck in place, leave to dry. Apply découpage varnish. Use more than one coat to bring out the depth of colours.