Using scraps of Christmas fabric sewn into yo-yos is a unique way to create beautiful Christmas ornaments, embellishments and decorations. Stuffed yo-yos are simple to create and can be very addictive. Yo-yo fabric circles were originally used to create quilts and doilies during the Depression era, when using every scrap of fabric was a necessity. Today, yo-yo fabric circles are used for many different items such as room decorations, pillows, ornaments and quilts.
Each bell is created with four assorted fabrics and stuffed with fiberfill. They are stacked from largest to smallest to create a bell shape. A bell and loop are attached at opposite ends using thread. These yo-yo bells can be used as ornaments on your Christmas tree or for embellishments on packages or wreaths.
Doilies add a touch of elegance to your furniture. They can be made from any colour of Christmas fabric to create 16 or more flat yo-yo rounds. They are stitched together side by side to create a doily. Display on your tables throughout the holiday season.
Miniature angels and dolls made with assorted calico Christmas fabric can be used to decorate your tree, used as package embellishments or used for stringing together as a garland. Stacking the yo-yos from largest to smallest creates these angels. A wooden bead is used for the head, fabric for wings and tinsel for a halo.
Fabric yo-yo embellished cards
Create unique greeting cards by embellishing a blank card with small fabric yo-yos. Each card can be personalised by using different fabrics. Add your own sentiments. Yo-yo embellished cards can be hand delivered or mailed.
Yo-yo tree ornament
A yo-yo tree ornament is a quick way to decorate a tree. Created using six green yo-yos and one brown, the circles are glued or sewn into a triangular shape. The size of the ornament will depend on the largest circle.
Yo-yo christmas tree
A yo-yo Christmas tree can be made in a variety of sizes for different applications. For example, a small tree using 10 cm (4-inch) or smaller circles can be used as an ornament. A large tree using 30 cm (12-inch) circles can be used as a hearth decoration. These yo-yos are stuffed with fiberfill and stacked to create the tree. For the hearth tree, adding a cardboard circle to the bottom creates a sturdier tree.
Yo-yo snowman ornament
Small yo-yos created with white printed fabrics are stacked to create a snowman ornament. Add a loop at the top for hanging.