Christmas ornaments on the cheap? Yes please! Even better when you can whip them up from scraps and keep the whole kit in a small bag.
You can keep everything you need to make a yo-yo in a quart size ziplock bag. I know that because that’s how I made all of these! I precut small fabric circles and kept a pile of them along with a spool of thread, a needle, small snips and my yo-yo maker in the bag.
Whenever I was stuck in the car for more than 30 seconds I made a yo-yo. Soon I had a whole pile and it was easy enough to turn them into Christmas ornaments.
I love these little ornaments for a few reasons.
One, they are SUPER quick to make, if you want to make things easy you just need a yo-yo maker (you can get them for cheap at Joann’s with a coupon with the quilting notions) but it’s possible to make them without one.
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 to cover the gathered section
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 or start here: