Thursday, November 10, 2016

Christmas Tree Yo Yo Earrings



Challenge 9 for our 12 Days of Christmas DIY Challenges is to make something to wear for Christmas using what you can find in your home.

I chose a small project to make. With Christmas being hot and tropical, I wanted something I could wear with anything! So a pair of earrings fitted the bill nicely!

I took a few scraps of green fabric, some paper circles of different sizes, a couple of beads, earring hooks and jump rings and a needle and thread.

I cut circles of different sizes from different fabrics and made small yo-yos - by folding over the edge of each circle and stitching a running stitch all the way around, then pulling it tight and securing with a couple of stitches.

Then I stacked the yo-yos on top of each other, largest on the bottom, smallest on the top. I just used 5 yo-yos for each earring.


Then I added a bead to the bottom and one to the top and stitched them all together from the bottom to the top.
At the top I looped the thread through the jump-ring attached to the earring hook and then stitched back down through the yo-yo layers and then back up and down one more time to secure.

And there you have - a pair of cute little Christmas Tree earrings.


Ready to wear, by the pool.....




Or when going out!


For the free downloadable PDF version of this tutorial, click here.

Have you ever made yourself anything to wear for Christmas?  If you have then we'd love to see - please do link up to 
our Challenge linky here - it's open until Christmas so there's plenty of time.

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For 12 days starting on November 2nd we will set a challenge a day to create something for Christmas using just the resources you have on hand. 
The idea is to show that Christmas Shouldn't Cost the Earth. If you're reading this, chances are you love to craft, but why not craft with the resources we have on hand - let's get creative!




Each day a challenge will be set by means of a video and blog posts giving some suggested ideas and crafts. These posts will also contain a linky party for anyone and everyone who wants to join in to link up their projects - both past and present, that answer the challenge.  The linky party can be found on all our blogs and we'll  try and come up with different ideas and tutorials for the challenges too. So please to visit us all, and then share your ideas with us as well! We're looking forward to seeing how these challenge are met!

Ready, Steady....Let's Christmas Craft!


The 12 Days of Christmas DIY Challenges is brought to you by

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
Vicky @ Vicky Myers Creations
Anna @ Tea and a Sewing Machine
Pam @ Threading My Way
Anne @ Domesblissity


Previous Challenges
Challenge 1 - Upcycle old clothes to Christmas Decoration
Challenge 2 - Make a Christmas Gift from a pair of old jeans
Challenge 3 - Make a fun Christmas snack - use what you've got
Challenge 4 - Make a Christmas Card from a cereal box
Challenge 5 - Make a Christmas Decoration from something in your shed
Challenge 6 - Use Fabric Scraps to make some Gift Wrapping
Challenge 7 - Use something from your garden to make a Christmas Decoration
Challenge 8 - Make Christmas Decorations from Chip Packets
I shall be linking this post to many of the fabulous linky parties whose pretty buttons and direct links can be found on my linky party page.




20 comments:

  1. I love them Jill - would never have thought of using yo-yo's:)

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    1. Thanks Vicky, I've seen so many cute things made with yo-yos, it was nice to finally try something. I've seen a clown made with them and it was adorable! One day I might find the patience to make the amount of yo-yo's you'd need for that!

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  2. The girls will be want a pair each for themselves, Jill

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  3. Yes I'm sure they will Pam! But I'll try to convince them to make their own!

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  4. The earrings are cool but I really love the photo with a pool and palms while it's snowing here in Moscow )))

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    1. Thank you!! My girls love seeing pictures of snow just now! It's always nice to see a different climate and place isn't it?

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  5. These are brilliant, perfect for a work Christmas Party, kids concert and all other times when festive earring are a must!

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    1. Hi Jill, just to let you know your earrings are featured over at Handmade Monday this week. Congrats!

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    2. OH wow! Thanks so much Julia - what a lovely surprise!

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  6. Oh these are too cute!!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  7. Those are so cute, and thanks for explaining what a yo-yo was, that was the second time in 30 minutes I'd seen that word used but didn't understand it. Those earrings are great, you can customize them for any time of year or holiday! Thanks for linking up with us at Waste Not Wednesday!

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  8. Such a fun and cute idea to make these christmas earrings!! They look really festive and pretty! Thank you so much for sharing at Sweet Inspiration this week!

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  9. Jill this is such a cute and fun idea. I've never made anything for myself for Christmas but you never know what might happen in the future.

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    1. Thanks Mary! You should definitely make something for yourself this or next Christmas!!!

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