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Christmas in July: Yo-Yo Ornaments


We find ourselves  spending a lot of time in the car, between visiting family and running errands. Mike always drives and I recently lost my ability to read in the car without getting sick so I wanted something to do. Making yo-yo’s is easy, fast and portable so it fits those needs exceptionally well. I consider it a bonus how easily you can turn them into yo-yo Christmas ornaments.

Stitch up a few quick Yo-Yo Christmas Ornaments to coordinate with your holiday decorationsI

I love these little ornaments for a few reasons.

One, they are SUPER  quick to make, you just need a yo-yo maker (you can get them for cheap at Joanns with a coupon with the quilting notions) and with a little bit of prep you can take them anywhere to stitch up.

Two, they make use of little scraps, each yo-yo needs ~4 inch square of fabric (less for little yo-yos). You can make a whole set from a fat quarter and since you need so little you can make a big variety for a small amount of cash.

To make some of your own:

1. Make a regular yo-yo

2. Sew a loop of felt on the back for a hanger. Large loop if you plan to use it to hang the ornament or small loop if you’re going to use hooks.

3. Add a small square of felt and a button to the front

4. Repeat!

Fabric Christmas Ornaments

If you want to make a string of little yo-yo’s follow the same instructions with a mini-yo-yo and stitch three together.

Check out my Christmas page for more seasonal ideas and projects



  1. What fun! Those are fabulous 🙂 I will have to check Michaels for a YoYo maker – living in Canada I don’t have access to Joanns.
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    • I think I’ve seen them in Michael’s, with the blank t-shirts and embelishments 🙂 My husband is the driver in our family so I like to cut a bunch of circles, throw them, the yoyo tool, a spool of thread, a needle and scissors in a bag and so them on road trips

  2. Theses are so perfect to start making right now for Christmas. Thanks for sharing Alecia!
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