Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas Yo-yo Decor

Making yo-yos is a lot of fun. Doing projects with them is even more fun (do a search on Pinterest to find great ideas). Christmas is a perfect time to try out ideas using yo-yos. You can make gifts with them (such as earrings and clothing embellishments) and you can decorate with them.

To learn how to make yo-yos see my tutorial on 

Yo-yo Garland

You will need:
many yo-yos of different colors and patterns
needle and thread

Attach two yo-yos together using a few stitches of thread. (I started with laying all my yo-yos out on the floor and arranging them so that there were no two yo-yos of the same pattern touching.) Continue attaching another yo-yo to the already started row until you get your desired length.

After Christmas the garland can be hung over a door or window for the rest of the year.

Easy Yo-yo Ornaments

You will need:
needle and thread

Take a yo-yo, push your needle all the way through the fabric and tie both ends of the thread together. Voila!

Yo-yo Christmas Tree

original directions can be found in the Christmas issue of Inspired Ideas on pages 142-145

You will need:
9 fabric scraps in different patterns
1/4-inch dowel about 8 inches in length
wooden spool with or without thread
small star (I used felt but you could also use a wooden one)
needle and thread

1. Insert the dowel into your spool. If the dowel fits comfortably inside the spool then put a dab of glue on the dowel. Mine was a little big so I added some tape to my dowel until it fit onto the dowel without falling off when it was picked up.

2. Out of your fabric scraps cut out one circle each: 10-inch, 9-inch, 8-inch, 7-inch, 6-inch, 5-inch, 4-inch, 3-inch, 2-inch. Sew together all of your yo-yos circles then cut a small slit in the middle of each one.

Slide your yo-yos on the dowel starting with the largest and working your way to the smallest. Once all the yo-yos are on, top your tree with the little star by gluing it to the end of the dowel.

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