Upcycle a wire bin with two borders of stitched neon triangles. Stylish and funky, this would also be a great receptacle to store your wrapping papers and craft materials.
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Each triangle is 15 squares wide by 15 squares high, and there should be two holes between them all, so count the number of holes going round your bin and divide by 17. Ideally this should also be a number that divides into four, so that there will be the same number of triangles in each color. You may need to adjust the number of holes here and there between the triangles to make the calculations work!
Cut a piece of neon green yarn and double up to thread it onto the needle. Starting three holes from the top edge of the bin, work a diagonal stitch that is 15 holes long. Make another stitch next to it 14 holes long and so on, until you have 14 stitches, with the last stitch being made between two adjoining holes.
Change to turquoise yarn. Starting two holes (or according to your calculations in step 1, if this means you need more or fewer holes between each triangle) to the left of the fi rst triangle, repeat the stitching in steps 2 and 3. Continue alternating green and turquoise triangles all around the bin.