Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by for our weekly Fancy This project. I'm showing you how to make Filter Paper yo-yos! These are normally made from fabric, but the Filter Paper Embellishments work great because their weight and flexiblity allow them to be worked without tearing and you can sew through them easily. The Filter Paper also soaks up spray ink very well (I sprayed some of my yo-yos with a shimmery spray ink).
Today, I'm showing you how I used them on a lamp, but they would also be a cute addition to a layout or card.
Fancy Pants supplies:
Baby Mine: Filter Paper Embellishments
Artist Edition: Filter Paper Embellishments
Artist Edition: Specialty Trim (brown)
It's The Little Things: Trim
It's The Little Things: Brads
It's The Little Things: Buttons
hot glue gun
needle and thread
1. Create your yo-yos (repeat for the number of yo-yos you want).
Using some of the circle-cut Filter Paper Embellishments, lay printed side down, and fold in the edge by 1/8-1/4 of an inch. Folding does not have to be perfect.
Then, using a needle and thread, sew edge down, using a running stitch.
Once you've stitched all the way around the circle, pull the ends of your thread to cinch up your yo-yo, and then, flatten gently. Tie the ends of thread in a knot and trim excess.
2. Once you have created all of your yo-yos, have fun hotgluing them along with buttons, brads, ribbon and trim to an inexpensive lamp or nightlight (I got mine at Target for $10, you could also repurpose an old lamp you have around the house!).
I hope you enjoyed this project today and have been inspired!!! Come back again on Wednesday for more inspiration with our Product Spotlight.