How to Make a Mini Loom

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How to Make a Mini Loom
You can make a mini loom from a cardboard box. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

You can make a mini loom from a recycled corrugated cardboard box. This small and uncomplicated loom is perfect for weaving an elegant set of drink coasters from metallic yarn. You can also make larger woven items by stitching the squares from the loom together to make a tablecloth or scarf. Making the loom and weaving squares is a good project for children or teens interested in the art of weaving.

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Things you need

  • Corrugated cardboard box
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Masking tape
  • 50 straight pins

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  1. 1

    Cut a 6-inch square of cardboard from the box with the scissors.

  2. 2

    Cover the edges of the corrugated cardboard square with two layers of masking tape.

  3. 3

    Mark off every 1/2 inch around the edges of the square with the ruler and a pencil.

  4. 4

    Insert straight pins through the loom edges and masking tape at the markings. Leave 1/2 inch of the pin end and head visible.

Tips and warnings

  • To weave with the mini loom, yarn is wrapped around the pins from one edge to the other. Additional yarn is threaded into a tapestry needle and woven over and under the wrapped yarn and wrapped around the corresponding pins. Tie together the ends of the yarn and remove the pins to release the completed woven square.

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