Hello everyone and welcome to another week of 3d fun! As we think about holiday gifties, I found these yo yo ornaments fit the quick and easy category beautifully. And you know what? I've never made a yo yo in my life until this project and now I'm hooked on the little things. I will admit that I found this idea in a Better Homes and Gardens Holiday book (I gave the book as a gift and have asked my friend for the exact title) and just added my style to them! Close ups of each ornament better show detail along with a 5th ornament that didn't make the featured photo. How to construct the yo yo itself is after the close ups section.I do hope you will try these little cuties and share them with us in the comment section of the 3d Challenge Group or The Planet Blog! They make great gifties for co-workers, employees, teachers, hairdressers, etc! They make fun package tie-ons for wine bottles too! Once you get started, they are addicting to make!
The 'snowflake' ornament starts with hot gluing the white string to the center and then adding a scallop circle punch also hot glued at the center of the yo yo. Next add layers of tulle (kinda hard to see in the photo) that are cut in squares and offset. A Sizzix snowflake is punched and added next and finished with a flat pearl. Several narrow lengths of tulle are tied around the hanger for additional fluff and dimension.
I call this one the 'green tulle' ornament. The first step is to add the gold string for a hanger. Next, tie the tulle in a bow and fan out the loops and stick it down with hot glue. The ribbon flower was added next along with Prima leaves, some gold pearls and pins. I think this is perhaps my favorite one!
Hot glue the gold string to the back of the ornament first. The 'lace ornament' is a lace diecut that is edge distressed with Vintage Photo ink and hot glued to the back of the ornament. A wired ribbon is double tied to add more loops and hot glued on. A glitter star, flower and gold leaves are from Prima with an added gem to the center of the flower.
The 5th and final ornament has two rows of hot glued lace forming a circle. The gold hanger is glued next, then double ribbon bows with scrunched seam binding and a Prima flower. The glass bauble is added last and tied on with string.
Here are the directions to make these little darlings:
Double thread a needle and hand stitched 1/8" from the raw edge. Some directions say to fold over the raw edge and iron it flat and then stitch but I saw absolutely no value in doing that step!
Next, cinch the stitches by gently pulling the thread as much as you can to gather all the fabric together. Tie a knot several times to hold the gathers in place. Cut away the excess thread.