Thursday, November 3, 2011

It's Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Christmas...

...Well, almost. :) My family is having a large family get-together this Christmas, so I decided I could be in charge of the table decor. Here was my idea:

A fabric "yo-yo" Christmas tree. :) 

Also a neat Christmas present idea is a pincushion like this:
More lovely Christmas gift ideas...



I may add more as I find more cool ideas. :)

Yo-Yo Christmas Tree Tutorial
- green scarps of fabric & or tulle (largest about half a yard)
- scissors
- thread
- silver or gold beads, preferably metal (optional)
- needle
- hot glue gun (optional)

1. Cut out circles of fabric, about 1 inch difference in diameter for each circle.
2. Take your threaded needle and stitch along the edge of the circle and "gather" it. For a finished edge, turn the edge under once or twice as you go around the perimeter.
3. Pull the edges out so it is flat.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the rest of your circles.
5. Glue (or hand sew) the yo-yos together, going from largest (right side up) all the way up to the smallest.
6. Finishing touch-- attach a silver or gold bead to the top, either by gluing, or by sewing. You could also attach a wooden spool (with no thread on it) to the bottom as the "stump".

Let my know how yours turn out! Happy crafting!


Emily Ruth said...

Those are some lovely tutorials!

CreativityStartsHere said...

Yepperz! I know and I am going to put a use to them! :)

Anna Faith said...

I'd love to enter your giveaway but I have not been entering any.I found myself spending to much time entering giveaway.
I really like your blog though!
~Anna-Faith from For His Glory

CreativityStartsHere said...

Anna Faith,

That's fine, I understand! :) Thanks for the compliment regarding my blog and thanks for commenting!


Anonymous said...

Do you have a tutorial for the Christmas tree at the top??

In Christ,

CreativityStartsHere said...

No, not yet. I can make one, because I was the one who made the Christmas tree. :) It's fairly simple. I'll work on it! Do you want photos?


Anonymous said...

Thanks SO much Johanna!! I think these would be nice as gifts too!! You did a GREAT job on the one at the top!:)

CreativityStartsHere said...

Thanks for the compliments, Rebecca! They were fun to make!