Friday, July 01, 2011

Yo-Yo Flag Art

I like decorating for holidays.  We have bins of Christmas decorations and lots for fall and Easter and even Valentine's Day.  Not much for Independence Day though.  I've had this idea for years to make a fabric yo-yo flag and for some reason, this year of all years, when we are getting ready to go to the beach and then move to a new house, I decided to do it.


Making yo-yos is super easy.  I learned from Heather Bailey's tutorial.


I used fabric from my stash - vintage blue flowers on a cream background, red and cream houndstooth, and red flowers on a cream background.


My parents had given me a frame that was missing the glass, so I covered the backing with cream fabric and then just arranged the yo-yos.  You could sew them on; glue was my preferred method.

The sad part is I don't think it's going on display this year.  Matt packed up all our wall decor yesterday and took the nails out of the walls.  Still, it feels nice to have a finished project.

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5 comments:

Chrissy said...

So cute!

Laura@Corner House said...

It is very cute. I hope you get to enjoy it next year. :)

Anonymous said...

Very creative! You will enjoy displaying it for many years. See you soon.

Love, Mom

Jenni R. said...

I love it (and may copy you)! It will feel great to pull it out next year!

Shaun and Anna said...

I love this idea! :0) I just might have to try that out next year!