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How to Make Yo Yo Flowers

Yo-Yo Flowers are very popular for several reasons: thye use small amounts of fabric, it is easy to do, portable, and it is very versatile. Using these sweet little things you can create table runners, placemats, pillows, primitive flowers, table cloths, quilts, and use them to decorate clothing, flip flops, and head bands. The possibilities for Yo-Yo Flowers are endless.

How to make Yo-Yo Flowers

For this project you can use The Jumbo Yo-Yo Maker and the Small Yo-Yo Maker but Yo-Yo makers also come in: flower, butterfly, heart, and oval.

Materials Needed:

  • Large and small yo-yo Maker
  • scrap fabric
  • cinnamon sticks( 10 – 12 inches)
  • buttons
  • glue gun
  • a cute container.


  1. Decide how many flowers you want to make and what container you will place them in. I used an enamel ware pitcher.
  2. For each flower you will make 1 Jumbo and 1 small yo-yo. You will need 2 fabrics for each flower. Cut 1- 8.5 inch square for the Jumbo and 1- 3.5 inch square for the small yo-yo maker.
  3. Place the fabric in the maker according to package directions. Then sew in and out of the holes provided on the maker.
  4. When you have gone all the way around the maker, pop the fabric out, and gently pull the thread. This will make the fabric draw up into a circle.
  5. Secure thread and iron yo-yo flat.
  6. Repeat process for the small yo-yo maker.
  7.  Attach the small yo-yo to the large and add a button in the middle. Now attach to the cinnamon stick and you flower is complete.

I have made yo-yos without using the makers but I find they can be made much easier and faster this way.


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