Hi everyone! I have a fun project to share with you all today, and I'll bet that while you're looking at this, you might say, "I don't see Sizzix in this project"...but I'm here to say, YES!!...Sizzix is completely represented in this project, I just happend to use the "Jar Lids" die, by Where Women Cook, for these fabric yo-yo trees. This is a fun sewing project to do while you're sitting in front of the television watching a good 'ol classic Christmas movie to get you in the Christmas mood. I hope you like these and below, I'll show you just how I made them.
I love making fabric yo-yo's, but who likes cutting circles out of fabric? Not me, so when I looked at this die, and the two sizes of circles, my first thought was....finally, I'm gonna make some yo-yo's, and went to work.
I made 3 little trees, and they all sit on old recycled "Coat's & Clarks" thread spools, and to finish them off, I topped each one with a rusty bell and adhered small little bells to the "tree's" for a fun rustic look.
I used 3 different "green" homespun fabrics for my trees.
So would you like to see how I made these?
First you need to gather your supplies:
you will also need:
- misc green homespun fabrics
- wooden spools
- rusty bells in several sizes
- wooden dowel or skewer
- hot glue
- needle and thread
Let's get started!
Okay the first thing I did was die cut fabric circles from the Jar Lid's die, and unfortunately, I'm not sure how many I die cut, but I ended up with a lot for my project.
Next, create your yo-yo's. These are so simple to make, all you do is thread a needle, then starting at about 1/8" inch in from the edge, quickly sew a running stitch all the way around the circle till you meet back up where you started. Then just pull both ends to cinch up the fabric and tie ends in a knot in the center. Easy peasy, sewing doesn't get any easier than this.
Continue sewing until all your circles have turned into yo-yo's. See what I mean about setting up shop on the couch for this? They don't take long, (all these took me about an hour)...but it's a good time to watch a movie. :)
When you are finished, it's time to assemble...stand a stool upright, and add some hot glue to the center of the spool and stand the skewer, or dowel, pointed side up, into the spool and hold till it's set. Then poke your yo-yo's through the tip of the skewer and push down. Keep adding yo-yo's until you like the height...I started with the large then ended with the small. Once finished stacking, snip off the remainder of the skewer and apply some hot glue at the tip to keep secure and at the same time, add a rusty bell to the top.
Finish your trees by adhering small little bells throughout and voila! Display with your favorite Christmas decorations.
I hope you enjoyed my project today, and I hope this inspires you to create your own set of yo-yo trees.
Thanks for stopping by today, have a great week! :)