Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Yo-Yo Christmas Garland

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Hi friends, I made many years ago a yo-yo garland for my Christmas tree.  I love the way it gives my Christmas tree a country feeling.   



Here are my yo-yo's laid out on my table that I made.  I cut all the fabric into circles and then sewed them to form the yo-yo and then sewed each end together to make the garland.



Here you can see the garland on my Christmas tree from last year.





Here is my Christmas tree 2013 decorated with my handmade yo-yo garland.


To make each fabric yo-yo you need to have each fabric cut into 5 1/4 inch x 5 1/4 inch circles.  To make each yo-yo you can see the tutorial at Stephanie's blog The Enchanting Rose.  

I really enjoyed sewing these together and I hope I have inspired you to make your own Yo-Yo Garland.  

In case you missed my house decorated last year for Christmas you can see it HERE!  I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season and thanks for stopping by!


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Julie

45 comments:

  1. I love this garland Julie! I've just finished decorating my third tree and feel totally decorated out! What was lovely was one of the boxes I opened to find your Christmas bauble from last year along with the wreath brooch and garland tree decorations from you and one from Stephanie too! All are now on my tree on my landing :-) Have a wonderful week xx

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  2. Julie- That is adorable! I love it. My gramma made yo-you quilts, too. What a fun thing to put on a tree! xo Diana

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  3. This is a great idea Julie! I love fabric yo yo's but have never made any. It really does give a sort of country or Victorian look to your tree. I still haven't got decorations out yet. I have a garland I made out of felted sweaters cut into 1-inch circles all threaded together. It has a similar look to the yo yo's. Thanks for the link too! Enjoy your evening :) Wendy x

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  4. I have made many yo-yos but never a garland with them. This is so pretty and it does indeed give your tree a warm, country feel. Looking forward to seeing it on your tree this year. Have a great week!

    Blessings, Vicky

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  5. Beautiful garland, Julie :-) I've never mastered the art of sewing (the dream still lives on), but I crochet a lot of yo yos. Maybe I'll try my hand at a crocheted yo yo garland.

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  6. What a cute idea, Julie! Yo yo's sure make for an adorable garland.

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  7. Hello Julie, hope you are doing well. I love yo yo's and what a fabulous idea to make them for your Christmas tree garland!!! It is lovely!!! Hugs, Beverly

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  8. How lovely! they look very pretty on your tree, great for fabric stash busting too. :) xx

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  9. I love using garlands to drape over doors and everywhere! I have never made a yo yo....but I know they are fun and easy! And it really looks beautiful on your magnificent tree! Holiday hugs, Diane

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  10. I've never heard of a yo yo garland! Looks adorable, and I just learned something new :).

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  11. It's darling. I've never seen one before! So festive! xoxo

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  12. That's a great idea and they are so pretty! ;0 )

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  13. I've not seen a yo-yo garland before and it's pretty. The fact that it is hand made and washable means it will likely last a long time.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

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  14. Very pretty, Julie! I have never seen a yo-yo garland, but it's very sweet and I love the homemade air it adds to your tree!! :)

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  15. great job! it looks so pretty julie!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  16. What a great idea and they go so well with your other decorations too. Your tree is very pretty indeed!! xx

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  17. what a fun idea!! and great scrap buster too! You could even use specific colors or patterns if you wanted a particular look for your tree :) like snowflakes!

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  18. I just love your yo-yo garland, dear Julie! I have always thought about makig one, but just haven't made enough yo-yo's to get it done :) I should start now and slowly make a garland throughout the year.

    Thanks for the shout-out, sweet friend! You're a doll! Enjoy your day! Hugs

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  19. Wow! So much hard work, but how cute is that?! Love!
    New follower via GFC, found you via Sugar Bee!
    Carolyn
    http://www.ccmcafeeperspective.com/

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  20. Julie I love it!!! It's simply lovely and I want one!!! Thank you for sharing the directions!

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  21. This is beautiful!! It must be amazing to decorate the house. I haven't had a Christmas tree before, but maybe someday I will get one and decorate it with my crochet ornaments :-)

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  22. Hi Julie, I've thought about making something with yo yos but it looks like so much work.Maybe I'll be able give your project a go. Thanks for the great idea. Stay warm and best wishes, Darlene

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  23. Hello Julie, what a lovely idea the garland looks unique and gives the tree a vintage style all of it's own :-)

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  24. I love those yo yo's! And what a great idea to make garland for the Christmas tree.
    Should I love to sew ~ I would likely make one of those pretties.

    Merry Christmas!
    Debbie

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  25. That's a lot of yo-yo's! I love them. They're so cheerful and home-y, and remind me of my grandmother. So many ideas . . . so little time! But something I'm going to bookmark. Thanks Julie for the inspiration.

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  26. I've never heard of this and think it's a wonderful idea. A great way to use up fabric scraps. I'm definitely heading over to Stephanie's blog.
    Ali xx

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  27. They do lend an awesome touch to the tree. And your 2013 tree is gorgeous!

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  28. What a lovely garland, Julie! I love decorations like this. Thank you for sharing this post with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinned and will share :-) Have a lovely day!

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  29. Hi Julie, oh the yo yo's make such a beautiful garland with all the different fabrics. It looks wonderful on your tree. The possibilities are endless for these on the tree and other projects. Thank you for sharing this wonderful creation.
    Thanks for stopping by and your kind comment.
    Have a nice evening.
    Hugs

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  30. Julie, These made such a cute garland! I never would have thought of it. Must get my sewing machine out and try this next year. Thanks for sharing your beautiful Christmas Tree photo!

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  31. That is such a CUTE Christmas garland,, Julie! And guess what...I found that I already am a follower via GFC. Anyway, your decorations are lovely.

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  32. What a great addition to the Christmas tree! They are so cute in a garland!

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  33. Hello Julie, I am so happy to meet you. I am a huge fan of the yo-yo and the hexie and can never make up my mind, which I like best. Your garland is so charming . . . I love, love, love it. Your blog is so much fun and I am your newest follower. Come on over and check out my blog and if you like it as much as I like yours, then please follow me back. I have made so many lovely friends through blogging and sharing ideas.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Connie :)

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  34. The yo-yo garland is an adorable idea. Thank you for sharing it at Make It Monday.

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  35. So pretty Julie!! I love handmade items for Christmas.
    Thanks for linking up with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party each week!! I love to have you :)

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  36. Great job here Julie, they look beautiful :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

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  37. Very cute! I have a paper garland that I made out of magazines that I was trying to get to look like yo-yos. I have a small fabric yo-yo garland on my tree now, but I'd love to make more sometime. And it would be an easy sewing craft that my daughter could do as well. Stopping by from Creative Mondays. Have a good week!

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  38. Beautiful ornaments, Julie!!! I love your Christmas tree!
    I wish you a very Merry Christmas!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  39. Never thought of hanging yoyo's in the tree. What a novel idea. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing this at the fine Craft Guild. It's fun having you in the party. A new party will open in just a few hours. Do come again, will you?!!

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  40. Awesome idea! Thank you for sharing and linking up to Scraptastic Saturdays. This post has been shared via Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Have a wonderful week.

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  41. This is such a great idea--and such a good way to use up scraps from your fabric stash.

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  42. Julie, I Love this! Looks so lovely on your tree! Thank you for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!

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  44. Julie, this is such a great idea. I love the garland - it's so creative. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday.

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