Fabric yo yo’s are such a wonderful scrap-busting project. I love to make them for all sorts of cute craft projects! Today, I’m sharing an adorable Christmas craft idea made with fabric yo yo’s. This adorable fabric yo yo Christmas tree is a snap to make with my printable templates, and these are such a fun little Christmas craft to make to decorate your home or give as a gift. Continue reading for all the details!
Fabric Yo Yo Christmas Tree Supplies
Fabric Yo Yo Christmas Tree Templates << Click link for free download
- Fabric scraps in assorted Christmas colors
- Sewing shears
- Hand sewing needle
- Small pot or container (my galvanized containers came from Hobby Lobby, but miniature flower pots work great, too!)
- 1/4″ wood dowel, trimmed to 9.5″
- Wood star embellishment
- Hot glue
Download and print the fabric yo yo Christmas tree templates (linked above). Using sewing shears, cut a circle using each template.
Fold each circle into quarters, and make a very small snip at the center of each circle at this center point. This will be the opening through which you thread the finished yo yo on to the wood dowel later on.
Use my fabric yo yo tutorial to make a yo yo with each fabric circle.
Seriously, aren’t fabric yo yo’s just the cutest? I love using these little guys for so many projects, and they are the perfect way to use up scraps from your fabric stash, or small fabric cuts like fat quarters.
Cut a piece of styrofoam that fits into your tree container, and press your dowel through the center of the foam piece.
The next step of the process reminds me of the stacking toys my kiddos used when they were babies! Starting with the largest yo yo and working your way to the smallest, thread each yo yo onto the wooden dowel through the small snipped holes you made at the center of each one.
…and stacking until you have created an entire little tree with your yo yo’s! Serious cuteness going on here, y’all.
When you have added all of your yo yo’s, use hot glue to attach the star on the exposed part of the dowel at the top of your tree. Tie a bow of coordinating ribbon around the container, if desired.
Your little fabric yo yo Christmas tree is all finished!
I am absolutely smitten with these little trees. They look so great displayed alongside my bottle brush tree collection. (I’m obsessed with bottle brush trees at the moment. More on that in my Bottle Brush Christmas Tree Wreath post.)
Isn’t it awesome that something so adorable can be made with fabric scraps? Yay!
More fun Christmas sewing ideas for you!
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.