yo-yo clip tutorial

Have a plethora of yo-yo’s around? No? Well, get to making some so you can make these cute clips for yourself…or your daughter…or your mom for mother’s day….or your dog…..

Anyways, I really did have a bunch laying around that I made like, 2 1/2 years ago on a trip to Hawaii, with no plan in mind. (I was 5 weeks pregnant, but I don’t know if that was why I made so many…maybe I was nesting REALLY early)

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You’ll need:

yo yo’s (here is a great tutorial)
glue gun
embroidery thread if you wish to sew the button down instead of the lazy glue gun method I used
alligator clips (I get mine here)
button (s)
scrap of felt

First, sew or glue your buttons over the opening of the yo yo.

Then, cut two circles of felt. (Mine were about 1 1/4 inches wide, and my yo yo’s were 2 1/4 inches wide)

Fold your circle in half and make two little cuts, for the alligator clip to slip through.

(no pic, cause it’s pretty impossible to take a picture of without help)

Then, slip the clip through the felt piece like so, and dab some glue between the clip and felt in the places shown in the picture above.

Then, glue your felt piece to the back of the yo yo, like shown! tada! you’re done.

Next, repeat a gajillion times until you run out of clips, yo yo’s, or buttons, whatever comes first.

But hey-all that crazy glue gunning I was doing will benefit one of you! I made a little springy set for a giveaway, cause it’s been awhile!

I love that pink weird shaped button……and look how much I love you guys. I sewed the buttons on instead of gluing them!

that’s love.

Simply leave a comment on this post to enter…one per person, US entries only, (to keep shipping low, since I don’t make any money off this blog…how do I rectify that? haha. jk) Make sure to leave your email address in your comment so I can let you know if you’ve won!

And while you’re at it, tell me your favorite accessory to wear!

I will pick a winner randomly this Saturday, April 24th. Happy yo yo making!

***giveaway closed**

***If you have used any of my tutorials, I’d love if you’d add a quick pic to my flicker group! Thanks!***


  1. The yo-yo on Rayne’s dress was a clip. And I am already making more! Love them! Why do we always think of the same things?? Maybe cause we’re awesome? I think so.

  2. Love those! Especially the pink button one.

    My favorite accessory to wear is a chunky necklace. :)


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  3. My little one just saw these and said, OH CAN WE DO THOSE? I told her I’d just try to win them instead :)

  4. These are adorable. Love your blog! My favorite accessory to wear is my wedding ring. Boring, I know. :)


  5. So pretty! My fav accessory is also my wedding ring. :) emmillee(at)gmail.com

  6. Oh, I love those! Even if I don’t win them, I’m going to make some. I already have all the supplies, just gotta make the time!

  7. My absolute favorite accessory is a headband. Any color, size, with a big flower on top or just a simple black plastic one. Love them.

  8. I love making flowers with fabric scrap’s it would sure be fun to see one of these up close so I could make a cute one like yours;) My favorite accessory to wear besides my weeding ring are my silver hoop earrings.

  9. Thank you for the tutorial. Randomly, I’ve been wanting to make some yo-yo’s but haven’t done them before. LOVE these – cute on a child or a t-shirt for some fun. My favorite accessory is my child. If she’s always hanging on my hip, she counts as an accessory, right? :)

  10. Oh, making those! Want to win some of yours as well!! :) Can never have enough, right??
    My favorite accessory would have to be my braces…haha, just kidding…bracelets are my REAL favorite!

  11. these are really cute! I would have to say as far as accessorys go- necklaces.

  12. So cute!!!! I would love to win these…even though I dont have any girls!!! My favorite accessory is anything cute I can put in my hair…flowers, pins, etc.!!!!!!


  13. Very cute! My 2 year old needs these! :)

    My favorite accessory is definitely earrings! Oh, how I love them!


  14. How cute! Would love to have these for my daughter Kate, 14 months. Suddenly her hair is getting long and out of control!

    A purse is an accessory, right? That’s my favorite splurge. I love Michael Kors purses, but I have only bought 2 in the last 4 years… they LAST!! And I haven’t bought any others in that time. I think it’s justified. :)

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  16. My accessory? A ponytail holder. That’s just how it is right now.
    Love these flowers. I love how you attached the clip to the felt. Great idea – hadn’t thought of that!

  17. Don’t you just love the word PLETHORA!

  18. Don’t you just love the word PLETHORA!

  19. Cathie JONES says:

    Hello, Thank you for that lovely tutorial. My god-daughter is going to love it ! CJ


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