Today I have another quick post dedicated to some yo-yo crafting cuteness. I submitted these two project photos to the Clover project gallery but just because I’m proud of them I’m posting them here too.
First up is a Poinsettia ornament I made using the large oval yo-yo maker and the extra small yo-yo maker.
This was actually pretty tricky to put together and surprisingly time consuming. The hard part was using stitches to sculpt the fabric so the oval yo-yos would lie the way I wanted them to– they kept wanting to pucker on me in an odd way. I do like the way it finally turned out and if I’m really ambitious I think I might try to perfect the process for future gifts and/or marketing these to sell.
This next ornament is a little Christmas wreath I made for my older siblings. I based this idea off of one I found online but I can’t remember where.
It’s made by sewing together five small yo-yos made using the shimmery Christmas fabric I used in my yo-yo tree wall hanging. I used super tiny red and green buttons as accents. The ribbon is actually some gold ribbon I cut in half. I used one half as the hanger and the other I carefully stitched together to make the little golden bow. Overall I really liked how this turned out, it looks professional and was easy to make. If I make another one of these as a gift next year I think I will add one or two mini sleigh bells just because anything jingly is just plain more fun.