• 1
    Gather your tools and supplies

    You’ll need:

    • A weighted tape dispenser with 1” core, similar to this one.
    • A full roll of tape
    • A digital magnetic counter kit
    • Cardboard
    • A pen or pencil
    • Scissors or an exacto knife
    • Phillips/Plus-tip screwdriver
    • Pliers
    • Hot glue gun and glue
    • A hand crank ball winder, like this one.
    • A ball of yarn !!!
    • A smooth container or yarn bowl for containing yarn as it unwinds
  • 2
    Cut your yarn guides

    Take the roll of tape and trace the inside and outside of the roll.  Make two donuts.  Cut them out with scissors or an exacto knife.

  • 3
    Attach the yarn guides and magnet

    Take your yarn guides and push them onto either end of the core of your tape dispenser.  They may stay put as-is, but ours loosened and flopped after winding a few balls, so we recommend hot-gluing them in place.  Also hot-glue the magnet to the outside of one of the yarn guides.  

    Note: we have an older-style tape dispenser with a round core.  If yours has a triangular core, that’s OK too, proceed!