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Guest Project — Make a Hanging Fabric Yo-Yo Valentine!!


Hello folks! We are so excited to be a doing a guest post on Tatertots and Jello! Jen is a fantastic blog host who always features wonderful talent and we are truly grateful for this opportunity to share our blog with all of you.


Today we are sharing with you a tutorial on how to make a simple and super-cute 

hanging fabric Yo-Yo Valentine!

First, gather your supplies:
Embroidery Hoop (4 inch hoop used here)
Red fabric
White fabric
Decorative Button
Embroidery floss


Start by placing your red fabric in the embroidery hoop, smooth out all of the bumps and creases, and tighten the screw.
Next, make your fabric yo-yo!


There are many tutorials online on how to make a fabric yo-yo. They are simple to make by hand, or you can purchase “yo-yo makers” at most craft supply or fabric/notions stores.

Heather Bailey has an easy-to-follow handmade yo-yo tutorial here.


Once the yo-yo is complete, it’s time to sew on your decorative button.
Sew the button to the yo-yo, then sew the yo-yo to the red fabric inside the hoop. You can sew it any place you like. Right above the center looks the best when turning the Button Yo-Yo into a flower.
Now it’s time to hand-stitch the stem with the green embroidery floss.
Don’t forget to stitch the leaf in a heart shape — that’s what makes this a Yo-Yo Valentine!
Once the stitching is complete, you will want to make the edges of the embroidery hoop presentable. Wrap the red fabric hanging out of the hoop towards the back. Hot glue the fabric to the wooden hoop, from the inside, or just tape it all together. Hot gluing it will make it hang closer to the wall, but taping it works fine if you plan on setting it on a shelf to display.
That’s all there is to it! This is such a quick and easy craft and adds the perfect *pop* of color to any Valentine’s Day display.
Don’t want to make your own? Visit our PeppermintPlum Etsy shop to purchase one of ours, already made and ready to ship!




 – Tammy + Annie –


Thanks , Tammy & Anni!! 

What a sweet handmade Valentine’s Day gift idea!!
Here are some other great projects from Peppermint Plum:
Be sure to check out Peppermint Plum for all sorts of fresh ideas!! 


  1. Rachel@oneprettything.com says:

    That's really sweet and I love that you can leave it up past Valentine's! Thanks for the how-to, I'll be spreading the word.

  2. love it!

  3. love it!

  4. Bellenza Wedding Bistro says:

    I can just imagine the many applications for these adorable fabric yoyos by just modifying the decorations–baby showers, birthday parties, Christmas, even Halloween! Thanks for the great tutorial.

  5. Amy @ Positively Splendid says:

    Oh my goodness – these make my heart happy! What a darling project!

  6. Katie's Nesting Spot says:

    Ohmigosh this is so super cute, I love the heart shaped leaves!!!

  7. VERY cool!

  8. Those are charming! Really cute.

  9. Michelleesque says:

    Oh I love this idea, especially the sewn paper bag! Perfect for V-day!

  10. Love these project ideas! The yo yo Valentines are adorable, and those candy pouches are ingenious :)

  11. ~*~ saskia ~*~ says:

    Love love it! Perfect for V-day x

  12. Sarah @ Handbags*N*Pigtails says:

    Oh my goodness Im loving those candy pouches! What a cute idea:)

  13. Brinkmeyer says:

    Adorable! I love that wreath and the candy pouches, too! Thanks for sharing!

    Denise @ Simply Weekends

  14. Jen-CraftOManiac says:

    SO CUTE, LOVE IT! jen

  15. Sixpence and a Blue Moon says:

    How sweet these would be to give as a valentine. I love these! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  16. Julie @ CalleLillyCafe says:

    Love those candy pouches! super cute! and those embroidery hoops? I have some big ones for my shop! love them!