Yarn Bombing Is a Crafty Way to Hide Home Mishaps (PHOTOS)

Roland Yarn BombHere’s a fun, new-ish trend in street art: knit graffiti, or yarn bombing. It’s a tongue-in-cheek attempt to achieve “world yarn domination,” according to the book Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti ($13.57 at Amazon). Around the world, artists create knitted shapes that they then put in unexpected public places. The result? Something that brightens the landscape and makes people laugh with unexpected joy.

This is just the kind of thing that a crafty knitter can co-opt for home use. I’m already eyeing my needles and plotting my next move. As I paged through these Flickr photos, I thought, This is a colorful, unusual way to brighten up an indoor space.


We all have unsightly spots around the house -- things we haven’t gotten around to fixing (that damn hole in the garage wall from when we were moving the ping-pong table!), or that have to be there but are sorta blah (glaring at you, electric meter), or that we haven’t figured out how to otherwise prettify (no, I do not want a doily on my worn-down sofa arms).

bike yarn bomb










trees yarn bomb











gavin lynn yarnbomb




















bikejuju yarn bomb










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Where would you "yarn bomb" your home -- or is this just too silly to be put into everyday use?

Photos via roland, sha-put-ski, jenniferworthen, gavin lynn, bikejuju/Flickr

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