How to Make a Yo-Yo Wreath

by Ainsley Patterson

Wreaths provide a way to decorate you front door or the space over your mantel for any holiday, season or special occasion. Use your craft skills and some scraps of fabric to create a fabric yo-yo wreath. Make the wreath with green and red fabrics for Christmas, or shades of red, brown, orange and yellow for a festive autumn decoration.

Items you will need

  • 12-inch foam wreath
  • Yarn
  • Hot glue gun
  • 1/2-yard cotton fabric
  • Scissors
  • Drinking glass
  • Tailor's chalk
  • Iron
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Buttons
Step 1

Attach the end of the yarn to the back of the wreath at the bottom with a dot of hot glue. Wrap the yarn around the wreath form keeping the wraps close together. Glue the yarn to the wreath form on the back every five wraps to keep the wraps in place and close together. Cut the yarn from the skein after completely covering the wreath. Glue the end of the yarn to the back of the wreath. The yarn keeps the foam of the wreath form from showing through between the yo-yos.

Step 2

Trace the top of the drinking glass on the 1/2-yard cut of fabric using tailor's chalk. Cut out all the circles.

Step 3

Fold the perimeter of one of the fabric circles to the wrong side 1/4 inch. Iron the fold all the way around. Stitch around the perimeter of the circle with a running stitch -- back and form stitch with a 1/4-inch stitch length -- with an 1/8-inch seam allowance. Pull the thread to gather the perimeter to the center. Knot the ends of the thread together to hold the gathers in the center. Repeat with the remaining fabric circles.

Step 4

Attach the yo-yos to the wreath with hot glue with the gathered side facing out. Attach a button to the center of each yo-yo with a dot of hot glue to complete the wreath.

About the Author

Based in Ypsilanti, Mich., Ainsley Patterson has been a freelance writer since 2007. Her articles appear on various websites. She especially enjoys utilizing her more than 10 years of craft and sewing experience to write tutorials. Patterson is working on her bachelor's degree in liberal arts at the University of Michigan.