Thursday, July 28, 2011

Yo Yo Flowers

Yo Yo Flowers

I have seen these little cuties all over the Internet for some time now..and I wanted to try them out for myself.
Boy did I have a blast making these!

Here's how I did it:

I bought a bandanna for a $1 and used one of my kid's plastic bowls as a template.
I made sure the bandanna was upside down, then I traced & and cut the circle out.

I used a needle and thread to do this basic stitch all around the edge of the circle.  It does NOT have to be perfect.  In this picture I was only a quarter way around, but you want to go all the way.   Making sure that the underside of the bandanna was facing me..

Once you've sewn all the way around, turn it right side in, and pull the thread tight...and you get this little cutie!
I then sew the middle up a little, just for extra security.
Next I hot glued a button in the center.

Here is what my six Yo Yo Flowers look like all done...I realize this is a different pattern, the other was just an example....these too are made from a bandanna :)

You could attach hair clips to the back side and wear them in your hair, or attach them with hot glue to a head band...they could go anywhere.

Here's what I did with mine:

I bought this fake flower bouquet at the Dollar store

I pulled all the flowers off and reattached the base of the seen on the left of the picture...I just used hot glue to attach them back on.  I pick this bouquet because of the flower base..and this is why......

I hot glued the gorgeous Yo Yo Flowers right to the base and they look FANTASTIC!
I bought this vase at the Dollar Store too, and spray painted it light blue..Cute eh?!

This is so much fun, what a great gift to give to someone :)

These flowers are so easy to make, perfect for older children that can handle a needle and thread. 

If you have any questions about this project, please feel free to ask..I'd love to help you!

Have a blessed day and go make some Yo Yo Flowers.. 
all the cool people are!


  1. Wow! Those are awesome. What a great idea to use $ store fake flowers stems. Where did you get all this talent from????

  2. Thanks! LOL..good question, I'm not sure :) I've made a ton more of these today, they are just so fun! The only room in my house with blue in it, is the boys bathroom, so I put the flowers in there and it looks really nice!

  3. ooooh. i love this! so creat! just stumbled upon your blog! so cute! look forward to reading more & catching up on your posts! ;) -karly

  4. Yay!! Thank you!! Welcome to my blog, I'm so excited to have you :)

  5. I love yo-yos! We found a huge blanket at my friend's grandma's house made entirely of yo-yos! They had sewed the edges, pulled them tight, ironed them to form a crease, then loosened the thread and stitched them together at the crease with 5 or 6 teeny stitches, then re-tightened the string to form the yo-yo. Talk about time consuming!!! It was GORGEOUS though!

  6. That sounds LOVELY Alexis! Do you have a picture of it? I totally fell in love with these Yo Yo Flowers, they are just too cute!


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