ornamentation: wood and fabric yoyos
I was looking for an easy ornament to make for some of my brothers and sisters. I want to give each of them an ornament with their initial on it, but didn't want to spend a ton of time. (As it is, I have more regular gifts to finish! Stitch faster, Mollie!) This was the answer...at least for a few of them!
Hidden on the backside of this painted disc is a fabric yoyo. It's double-sided, can incorporate the recipients favorite colors or style, and is quick to make!
Here's what you need:
Cotton fabric (about 4" square)
Embroidery floss (or something else for a hanger)
Start by making a fabric yoyo that will match the size of your wooden disc. Standard wooden nickels are 1.5" across, so you'll start with a circle that is 3.5". If you've never made a fabric yoyo, I recommend this tutorial from Heather Bailey.
Make a knotted loop hanger from embroidery floss, or something similar. Glue it to the wooden disc, then add glue all over to attach the yoyo. I used hot glue, which dries really fast. If you're in a hurry, this is good. But craft glue will be easier to work with.
Press everything together, and make sure it's good and stuck.
On the wooden disc, paint an initial, or a little heart, star, etc. If you're worried about messing up the painting, you could do this step first, but make sure you allow plenty of time for the paint to dry first!
That's all there is to it! These are great for adding to a gift, or just for something special to hang on your family's tree. You could make new one's each year and eventually end up with a whole tree full of 'em!