DIY: Yarn Cake-Pops!

Cake pops?? YUM! And they are even yummier when they are made out of YARN!

I recently bought the Loops & Threads Yarn Winder and couldn’t wait to organize my yarn stash! The winder advertises its main use is to make center-pull balls out ofΒ regular ol’ skeins. Β Call me crazy, but I’d rather my yarn unwind from the outside..

A lot of reviews said their newly wound cakes were collapsing towards the middle because of the big gap that was left behind from the yarn winder post. I wanted to avoid the painstaking task of untangling yarn and came up with an idea.. πŸ’‘

I grabbed a left over paper towel roll out of the recycling bin and popped it onto the yarn winder post and to my delight, it fit! I attached the yarn and wound it as I normally would and thus the yarn cake-pop was born! Cake, because its in the shape of a yarn cake and pop, because its on a ‘stick’ like a cakeΒ pop from Starbucks! 🍭

Below are step-by-step photos of the simpleΒ process to make your own yarn cake-pops!


Permanent maker


Paper towel roll

Skein of yarn

Loops & Threads yarn winder (or something similar)


First, take the permanent marker and towards one end of the paper towel roll, write the yarns information around the tube (Example: Loops & Threads, Medium 4, 4.5oz, Burgundy)

Next, slide the paper towel roll onto the yarn winder post, attach yarn, then secure to the paper towel roll with a small piece of tape

With yarn taped to the roll, begin to wind as usualΒ (winding at a consistent pace helps make pretty cakes!)

After you wind your little heart out, slide the roll off of the post. You can cut a small slit into the top of the roll and slide the end of the yarn through it for safe keeping.


Hello, I'm Taylor! I'm an Army wife, boy mom and lover of all things crafty! I especially love crochet and anything pertaining to yarn :) I am excited to share my crochet patterns and other DIY tips here on Bodhi Life Creations!



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