May 16, 2014

Easy Yo-Yo Clips

I am always on the lookout for fun little craft projects I can whip up quickly to add to my gift-giving stash to pass along to someone special at a moment’s notice. This easy yo-yo clip craft idea is a perfect project to keep important papers organized in style, and these clips couldn’t possibly be easier to make. Use one as an expected pop of color to wrangle office papers, or clip one around a gift card for a simple yet pretty presentation. There are so many possibilities for these little guys! Let’s get started making a few.

Easy yo-yo clips by Positively Splendid

For this project, you will need..

  • Assorted fabric scraps
  • Buttons and other baubles for the yo-yo centers
  • Paper clips in assorted sizes (I purchased the extra-large version used for one of the clips here in the office section at Walmart)
  • 1/2″ circle punch
  • Cardstock
  • Hot glue

To begin, make a number of fabric yo-yo’s using the fabric scraps and the  buttons and other items you gathered for use as the yo-yo centers. To do so, be sure to check out my detailed step-by-step guide for creating fabric yo-yo’s, which also includes handy PDF templates for a variety of sizes. 

When your yo-yo’s are ready, use the punch to cut out 2 circles from the cardstock. Apply a generous dab of hot glue to the center of one of the circles, affixing the narrow end of one of the paperclips to the circle, as shown…

Easy yo-yo clips by Positively Splendid

…and then position the remaining circle so it is precisely aligned with the bottom one to form a little “sandwich” of sorts: circle, clip, circle. You’ve just created a handy little surface where you can easily mount your yo-yo!

Easy yo-yo clips by Positively Splendid

Now, affix a yo-yo to the circle with hot glue. 

Easy yo-yo clips by Positively Splendid

Wasn’t that as easy as pie? In no time at all you can craft an entire collection of these little beauties, and they cost just mere pennies to make!

Easy yo-yo clips by Positively Splendid

In addition to put to use in a conventional paperclip sense, these clips also make terrific bookmarks! By using a variety of fabrics and centers, you can customize the look of these to suit any taste. I just love them!

Easy yo-yo clips by Positively Splendid

Easy yo-yo clips by Positively Splendid

Looking for even more fun little craft projects to whip up in a flash? How about these other ideas from the PS archives?

Lace Flowers

Rolled Paper Wreath

Stenciled Tile Magnets

Chain and Ribbon Bracelet

Thank you so much for stopping in!


Amy @ Positively Splendid

Amy @ Positively Splendid

Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you'll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
Amy @ Positively Splendid
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