How much fun are these? I found 2 rolls of fabulous wired ribbon for $1.50 each and fell in love. (The patterns and the price, could. not. resist.) I've been making lots of little yoyos recently for various projects. Been gluing and sewing them to everything...don't stand too close or you too will get yoyo'd.
mmm, yummy ribbon.
To start, I cut an 8 inch piece of ribbon. This ribbon is 2 inches wide, perfect for 1 inch yoyos.
I scrunched up the edges so the wire stuck out and pulled. The wire slips right out.
I folded the ribbon in fourths and used a 2 inch circle template I cut from chipboard (this one is well-used!). Now, you could trace around the template with a marker, or you can do what I did...
..and just go for it!
I used some Fray Check around the edges of the circles because they wanted to unravel when I went to gather them. Once it dried, I simply ran a single stitch with a needle and thread around the outer edge.
I pulled on the thread ends, gathering the fabric into the middle, tied a double-knot and cut off the extra thread.
I sewed buttons on 5 yoyos and hot glued them to a headband (dollar store, 4 for a buck!). Here is my beautiful daughter modeling the finished project. She's looking down because she's text messaging. As usual :O)
I hot glued some rhinestones to the centers of these and added them to my dollar store black birds. (These started out cream colored so I took some black spray paint to them. ah. much better.)
Each spool of ribbon measures 3 yards, that's alot of yoyos for pennies a piece. Loves it!
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