Monday, November 10, 2008


One day while I was at JoAnn's, I purchased the Clover Flower yo-yo maker. I had seen them and thought I could use it on my scraps while watching football. I started with my red fabric thinking that Christmas was ahead. I have about 30 of them now, and more scraps to go. I know I could make a garland with them. But I was wondering if any of you readers had any other suggestions of what I could do with these?


Beverly said...

Add some green, and I think they'd make a great wreath. And I can see them in some kind of springy home dec project, too.

Anonymous said...

Use a strip of matching fabric as a tie and attach one or two as package decorations.

Years ago women made whole quilts of them (yo-yo quilts). They were put over a neutral (often white) bedspread as a colorful and decorative item. You will find they sometimes carry big prices at the antique stores.

Along with the quilt, same idea applies for pillow covers to add a cute and decorative punch to a room.

Fifteen years ago I bought a cute little pin in Canada made from two small ones clustered together with colorful buttons in the center. The lady had made three green fabric leaves to set it off. The whole was attached (glued?) onto an oval of felt and a pin attached so one could wear it. Great fun and would make a wonderful little teachers gift.


Nikki said...

I have a few jar of circle yo-yos and am wondering the same thing. Good job with the flowers. I just couldn't seem to get them to turn our right.