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yo-yo, fabric, craft, tutorialDecorate with yo-yos! Photo: Heather Bailey

September and October are big birthday months for the children in my husband's side of the family, so I'm starting to plan a few cost-effective gift-wrap embellishments that are both exciting, re-usable and that won't break the bank. This adorable DIY yo-yo is pretty high on my list, and I can't wait to see the smile on the kids' faces!

The tutorial is pretty self-explanatory, so I'll leave you to devour it on your own. I love cute embellishments on childrens' gifts, because their imagination shines through with many uses for the packaging. Of course, you get the ubiquitous bow-on-head gals, but I've also seen many children save their wrapping for paper crafts, fabric fun and felt projects.

If you're not into packaging, however, you can create these yo-yo's for bedding, curtains and/or pillows similar to yesterday's rosette tutorial! They're a beautiful way to add texture and drama to any craft you're working on and the result is always surprising!


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