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Easy DIY Yo-Yo Ornaments

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.

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

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

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 or start here:

Macramé wreath ornament made with twine, silver bell and and buffalo check ribbonTurn scraps into pretty fabric ornaments combining prairie points, yo-yos and fancy buttons

 

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