Hello! Sorry I’ve been AWOL for the last week. We have family in town for the Thanksgiving holiday. There has been a lot of eating, a lot of driving to see the sights and all of the usual stops for coffee and a chance to put your feet up. We visited the Hotel del Coronado yesterday. The view across the water to Cabrillo was crystal clear and stunning. Blue sky, blue water.
Reminds me of Sis Boom Queen Street fabric. And just look how it comes together for Christmas in a yo yo/jingle bell ornament. These would also be great as decoration on a boxed gift. Much more festive than a plain bow.
All you need are three sizes of yo yos–jumbo, extra large and large if you use the Clover Yo Yo Maker–a large jingle bell, a decorative button, tapestry needle and 1/8 inch grosgrain ribbon.
Stack the yo yos with the largest on the bottom and the smallest on top. Join them together by threading the needle from the top through all the layers and the bell, bringing the ribbon back up through the yo yos. Thread each side of the ribbon through the button and tie off using a granny knot. Tie another granny knot approximately three inches from the ornament. Trim the ribbon ends.
And that’s all there is to it. A quick and simple handmade touch for your holiday gift giving or your tree.
Stay tuned for more simple holiday projects. The ideas are swirling here and I intend to share as many as possible while there’s still time. Have a creative week!