Have you ever heard of yo-yos? Not the kind kids play with but the fabric ones. Today, I will show you just how easy they are to make! Then, see how I used them to make these cute patriotic yo-yo burlap candle wraps.
- Yo-Yo Makers – Medium, Small and Extra Small
- Burlap Ribbon (6 inch wide and 2.5 inch wide)
- Candle Sleeves (6 inch and 3.5 inch)
- Battery Operated Tea Lights
- Fabric (you can use various bandannas)
- Hot Glue Gun
When you remove the yo-yo maker from the package, it will have a set of instructions. They are super simple to follow and you will be making fabric yo-yos in no time.
Next, cut around your fabric leaving a seam allowance. See those lines on the yo-yo maker? They have to line up with the “bumps” on the back piece. This is listed as a common mistake on the instructions, so it even gives you tips on what typically goes wrong when making yo-yos.
Then, just unsnap the two pieces of the yo-yo maker and pull your string taught. A couple of knots later, you have a yo-yo. Simple right? Just to give you an idea of the sizes, here’s all three sizes placed next to a ruler.
Wrap your ribbon around your candle sleeves and hot glue to secure in the back. Add yo-yos to the front of the wrap, again with hot glue. I used bandannas for a lot of my yo-yos, but I had some fabric scraps as well. Get creative when making yo-yos, as each one does not require much fabric.
My great patriotic wrapped candles are now residing on a patriotic themed mantle in my home. I love to celebrate America in the summer with a touch of Americana in my home decor. Grab those yo-yo makers and burlap ribbon for your own candle wraps. These can also easily be personalized for any season with different fabrics.