You can make a simple peg loom out of drinking straws and yarn. Take a few straws, cut a small notch near the bottom of each, and thread a strand of yarn through each. Tie each doubled strand near the bottom and begin wrapping a new strand around each straw. There are tutorials on straw loom weaving if you search for it.
My niece made this headband in less than 30 minutes with only four straws and a small amount of self-striping yarn. Talk about a DIY craft! If you are having a headband emergency–and don't we all–this is definitely a colorful, creative and frugal solution.
With the weaving sticks, I wove this scarf using two strands. It's rather luxurious but I'm still getting used to the look. I also don't know the best way to finish the ends.
After realizing this type of weaving stick is probably considered large gauge, I pulled out some old Lion Brand Wool Ease and wove this odd scarf in about an hour. It’s heavy and warm. Now I’m curious about adding more color and even weaving strips to sew together to make something larger.
Weaving sticks… An impulse buy of under $10. Do I like the loopy, loose weave? Nope. But is there something that can made out of this? A felted belt, maybe. As the title says, the verdict is still out.