My Christmas tree is decorated with childhood ornaments, handmade ornaments and repurposed items (like a pepper shaker I strung with ribbon and a small egg beater). I’ve been thinking that it looks a bit bare this year, and that maybe it needs some kind of garland.
I saw this yo-yo garland on Crea8tive Quilter and absolutely fell in love with it. Wouldn’t it look cool in those colors, but totally scrappy with all sorts of different prints? As it turns out yo-yo garland is everywhere. But I thought the yo-yo’s might look a bit too big and chunky on my tree. I want something to fill in empty spaces with color, not something that becomes the major element of the tree.
Then I saw this tiny yo-yo quilt on Sunshine’s Creations. It’s made up of 819 yo-yo’s crammed into only 21-1/4 x 41-1/4 inches. Imagine! They are just slightly larger than a quarter.
And of course I thought “A-ha!” A garland made up of teeny-tiny yo-yos would be just perfect. And the yo-yos themselves would make a nice tv-watching project. Unfortunately, I hate hand-sewing, but since it’s not necessary to make the hand-sewn hem perfectly neat, it might be ok. I think I’ll try one or two of these over New Year’s and see if I like making them.