Shabby Chic Yo-Yo Window

This is a wall hanging made for my sewing/computer room.

Approximate Time: off and on for a couple of days

Supplies:

  • fabric scraps
    Ad
  • thread
  • needle
  • old window or piece of wood
  • buttons
  • yo-yo maker (opt)
  • bowl or something to help cut a circle of fabric
  • 1/4 inch foam core
  • paint
  • glue gun

Instructions:

  1. I knocked out the window glass with a hammer on the frame, covering with a rag for safety.
  2. I then cleaned the frame and cut the foam core with a utility knife to fit the openings in the frame. Before inserting them, I painted the foam core with a brown color paint I already had on hand. Let dry and then insert in the window frame.

  3. I bought a yo-yo maker at a fabric store a few years ago and never really used it for much so decided to put it to work. They come in small, medium, and large. Mine is a medium size. I made 96 yo-yos. Most of them I did while watching TV.
  4. To make without a yo-yo maker, cut 96 - 5-1/2 inch circles or however many you need for your project to fit. Turn the outer edge over and sew a running stitch to gather it up. When you have them all made, glue on the window frame in a pleasing manner and then glue buttons on.

I will have to say, it is much easier if you have a yo-yo maker. They are not too expensive, especially if you use a 40% coupon from the fabric stores. You could just use a piece of scrap wood and do the same thing. Using an old window just adds a bit of extra charm. Another suggestion, this would be unique done in the shape of a Christmas tree with green velveteen.

By Elaine from Belle Plaine, IA

January 31, 20110 found this helpful

I really like the idea of doing a Christmas Tree shape using yo-yo's, then embellishing it with odd bits and pieces of beads, chains and "jewels".

Your "lost" window turned out very nice.

Great idea. Thank you for sharing.

Pookarina

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
February 1, 20110 found this helpful

It is absolutely adorable. I love it!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
February 1, 20110 found this helpful

I have antique and old buttons, what a great way to display them but I would sew them on to not get glue on them that way if I needed them, they could be snipped off and a new one sewn on in its place.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
February 2, 20110 found this helpful

I think this would look great on a real window!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
February 2, 20110 found this helpful

I have all the different sizes of the yo yo makers and love them. When I get bored with a project I will pick up one of my yo-yo makers and start making yo-yo's. I still don't know what I'm going to make with the yo-yo's that are already made.

Zig

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related
In This Article
Crafts Using Yo Yos
Crafts Using Yo Yos
< Previous
Categories
Crafts Home Decor Shabby ChicJanuary 31, 2011
Guides
sew garland to triple yo yos
Making a Halloween Yo Yo Garland
Bookshelf
Bookshelf Makeover
Halloween Yo Yo Tree
Making a Halloween Yo Yo Tree
reed window blinds
Make Your Own Window Blinds
More
🎄
Christmas Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on November 29, 2016 at 8:17:20 PM on 10.0.2.175 in 3 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!