October 29 Scrap Buster ~ Yo-Yos

on October 28 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 30 Comments

Christmas Yo-Yo Garland by Kirsty, pompom rouge

Kirsty added buttons and joined these yo-yos together to make a Christmas garland. What do you do with yo-yos? Don’t miss Elizabeth’s Fabric Focus with a great yo-yo how-to and beautiful project ideas.


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30 Responses to October 29 Scrap Buster ~ Yo-Yos

  1. Mary Ann says:

    I have gotten yoyo fever, and I’m now making yoyos of all colors with all kinds of dots. I can’t wait to get what I plan to be a quilt or throw finished. Only trouble is, I keep finding more neat dotted fabric to add to the ones I have. I’m only making about 10 to 12 yoyos with each different fabric. I have about 2500 right now, and the count grows each day. If you have any ideas about assembling the piece after I finish, I’d appreciate it. I’m thinking about making squares each with 16 yoyos then surrounding the dots with solid yoyos in those colors. I’ve tried it, and I think it will look good, but if you have an even juicier idea please let me know. Thanks, Mary Ann

  2. VickiT says:

    Oh my gosh that is just too cute. That will look awesome on a Christmas tree. Great idea.

  3. Annette says:

    Love yoyos – and don’t these look like a pile of peppermints!? Yum.

  4. sondra says:

    Cute yoyo’s! Love yoyo projects!

  5. Rebecca says:

    What a cute way to use scraps and create a homemade Christmas that has a lot of style. You could use any colors that you like – get creative. I would love to make this for our tree!!!! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Christine Bolin says:

    This is a great idea. Thank you!

  7. Sarahe4e says:

    Love those yo-yos. I make them often and have a few hundred made up. Use them on anything. Latest, making Christmas ornies and adding to a baby quilt to cover a few square patches that didn’t quite match up right..

  8. Maeve Binder says:

    Oops – this is supposed to be a garland – it would make a great necklace too!

  9. Maeve Binder says:

    Love this gorgeous, colorful necklace. I enjoy making yoyo’s, about the only hand sewing I do. I find your blog to be inspiring. Thanks!

  10. Tong says:

    So cheerful and sweet, they look like candies!

  11. Mama Lusco says:

    Never seen a yo-yo garland before…this is great!

  12. Amy says:

    These are so cute and cheerful! I love it!

  13. Grace Wong says:

    omg, so cute!

  14. Shelley C says:

    Nice idea! I have just purchased a yoyo maker…I want to make a table cloth for everyday with yoyo’s. I’m going to buy a bundle of designer fabrics that all coordinate, since I’m sooo crummy at that and use those!

  15. Jody says:

    So cheerful and fun!

  16. Tracy C says:

    Cute! I am totally stealing this idea. I use mine for wreathes, pillow covers and making quilts.

  17. craftytammie says:

    Awesome idea, I totally want to make one of these!

  18. alisha says:

    Lovely photo!

  19. Barbara says:

    Don’t these yoyos look great all together. I’ve been a bit obsessed with yoyos myself recently since discovering the clover yoyo makers and think a garland would look so pretty on the tree this year.

  20. This is so fresh and pepperminty! Love it.

  21. Krystina says:

    Great idea! I was thinking about making a christmas garland this year. I have some awesome candy cane striped yarn that I can string up a few yo yos on!

  22. Jennwith4 says:

    So cute! I haven’t tried making yo-yos yet I need to get started!

  23. Margie says:

    Thats so darling!! I love it.

  24. I love this. I am hoping to do this as soon as possible. Great idea!

  25. Kaye Prince says:

    I love love love yo-yos, they’re so fun! I’m currently repairing a quilt with yo-yo appliqué and I’m having a great time with them!

  26. Amy says:

    Those are really cute. I would love to put together a whole string one of these years.

  27. Greeblygreebly says:

    I decorated some wrist warmers with a yo-yo each with a strawberry shaped button in the middle. They are one of my 14 year old’s favourite things.

  28. Angenita says:

    This is really lovely. A great way of using scraps and the result is very nice to use as decoration.

  29. I love making yo-yo’s ut I just end up with a pile of them, I never seem to know what to do with them next.

  30. Jenny says:

    How cheerful!

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