Friday, July 11, 2014

Yo-Yo Tags

I've been wanting to try my hand at making yo-yo's for awhile.  I just didn't want to have to make hundreds to create a blanket or wrap or even a pillow cover.  Just a couple would do.  So I finally came up with a use for them and used up a few scraps along the way.

yo-yo's, fabric yo-yo's, DIY tags, polymer clay buttons

First up I cut up some tag shapes with my Silhouette.  I used some lightweight card as backing and some adhesive backed paper from Silhouette for the fronts.

I stuck the pieces together and then inked the sides.

OK, cards up, yo-yo's!

I'm not going to give a step by step on how to do yo-yo's because there are lots of great tutorials already out there, like THIS one that I used from Positively Splendid~

So cute!
Lots of people add buttons to their yo-yo's but I wanted to try out my new moulds from Wholeport.  So I made my own buttons from polymer clay.

Buttons & Ribbons   Seashells

I baked my buttons and then sewed them onto the yo-yo's.

All that was left was to glue the yo-yo's onto the tags and add some ribbons.

Now the next time I have a gift to give, I have tags ready to use!

I like the old fashioned very homemade aspect of yo-yo's.  Have you ever made and used them in a project?They're an awesome stash buster.  Leave a comment~

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1 comment:

Mitzi said...

Wow, not only did you make your own yoyos, you made your own buttons....and your tags turned out wonderfully!


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