They say the best things in life are free. During an office clear out, one of the guys I work with walked up to me and said “Hey, this looks like something you could use”. Before I had a chance to reply with a smart-ass remark, it actually was something I could use …
Place the lid upside down* on the corner of an open box with enough support and space below. I did this so I didn’t accidentally hammer the lid directly onto a flat surface. I started with the nail to make a guide indent for the screwdriver piece. I then used a screwdriver piece since it makes a wide enough hole to feed your yarn through the lid. You won’t be hammering with excessive force, so the screwdriver piece won’t be ruined in any way.
That’s it really. No ground breaking DIY skills necessary. But it’s been an immense help with keeping small furry paws away from my yarn stash, as well as keeping my yarn from running away under the couch.
*You’ll need to make the hole from the inside out / using the lid upside down. This way, when you’re using the caddy and pulling yarn out of it, it runs smoothly and doesn’t snag on any imperfections.