How to Make a Cardboard Loom for Weaving
Cut a rectangle of cardboard for your loom. This should be slightly larger than what you want your weaving to be.
1
Make marks every 1/4” along the bottom.
2
Using good scissors or an X-Acto knife, make small cuts (about 1/2” deep) along each mark.
3
Repeat this process of marking & cutting along the top of your loom.
4
Cut two 1” strips of cardboard, the same width as your loom.
5
Hot glue the strips next to the cuts you made.
6
Use yarn or twine to set up the warp of your weaving. The warp is the vertical grid you’ll weave in and out of.
7
Notice how I’m wrapping around each peg we made with our cuts. Your warp should be taut, but not so tight that it bends the cardboard.
8
When your warp is complete, cut your twine and tape each end in the back.
9
Your upcycled loom is ready for weaving!
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