Yo-Yo Tree

Supplies:

2 pcs. of 5 ” x 5 ” Fabric (one each of

fabric print A and fabric print B)

2 pcs. of 4 ” x 4 ” Fabric (one each of

fabric A & B)

2 pcs. of 3 ” x 3 ” Fabric (one each of

fabric A & B)

Sewing Needle

Sewing Thread

Medium Wooden Candle Cup #7761 1665

Acrylic Paint, gold (#7762 5673) or other color

12” of 1/8” ribbon for tree topper

Low Temp Glue gun & glue sticks

 

Note:  You can also make your tree using just one fabric print.

 

 

Directions:

Paint the outside of the wooden candle cup with the acrylic paint. Let dry.

Trace and cut out one set of the three different pattern circle sizes in both fabric prints. You should have a total of six fabric circles in three different sizes.

 

Making the yo-yos:

Thread your needle with sewing thread. Take one of the fabric circles and with the right side of the fabric facing you, turn over the edge about ”. Sew a running stitch around the edge of the fabric circle; making small even stitches.

 

Pull the ends of the thread together to gather the fabric circle to form the yo-yo. By pulling the threads tight, the fabric circle will fold in half and the gathered stitching will close to a small circle in the center. Tie the ends of the thread together and knot securely. Repeat these steps with the remaining five fabric circles to make five more yo-yos.

 

Stack the yo-yos on top of each other with the largest yo-yos on the bottom. The yo-yos should be stacked with the gathered center facing up. As you stack the yo-yos, alternate the fabric prints if you are using more than one print.

 

Thread the needle with a double length of thread. Sew the stacked yo-yos together form the bottom up, right through the middle. Pull the thread slightly, making the yo-yos form a tiered tree shape. To hold the yo-yos together, take a stitch into the top yo-yo and knot the thread securely.

 

Glue the bottom of the yo-yo tree to the top rim of the painted candle cup.

Make a small loopy bow and glue to the top of the tree. For a hanger, stitch a 6” length of thread through the top of the tree. Tie the ends together and cut off the excess thread.

 

2006 Ben Franklin Crafts, Inc.

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