Autumn Yo-yo Wreath
Those of you familiar with this blog know that I’m partial to yo-yo crafts. As a matter of fact, Revenge of the Crafty Corpse, the third Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery, features yo-yo crafts.
Now that there’s a chill in the air, it’s time to think about autumn crafting. So I came up with this quick and easy yo-yo wreath that you can hang on your front door until it’s time to switch over to your Christmas wreath.
Materials: 6” x 6” piece of cardboard, compass, three 6” x 6” pieces lightweight cotton or cotton blend fabric in autumn colors/prints, fabric marker, three decorative buttons, 9” vine wreath, 8 yds. rust-colored raffia ribbon, hot glue gun and glue stick, scissors, sewing needle, quilting thread, 9” jute
Using the compass, draw a 6” diameter circle on the cardboard. Cut out the circle. Using the cardboard circle as a template, draw a circle on the back of each of the pieces of fabric. Cut out the circles.
With the wrong side of the fabric facing up, fold the edge of one circle over 1/4". Using a running stitch, sew around the entire circle close to the fold line. Pull the thread tightly so the fabric cinches up to form the yo-yo. Flatten and shape the yo-yo. Run the needle through the center back to secure. Repeat for remaining circles.
Cut raffia into eight equal lengths. Secure ends by knotting. Glue one knotted end to back of wreath. Wrap raffia around wreath, securing opposite end at back of wreath with hot glue.
Glue a decorative button over the center hole of each yo-yo. Glue yo-yos to bottom of wreath.
Tie jute to top of wreath for hanging loop.