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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Craft Project: Newspaper Yo-Yo Card

Did you know you can make yo-yo's out of newspaper? While experimenting with different mediums, I discovered newspaper worked well. So, what do you do with a newspaper yo-yo? Make a newspaper yo-yo quilt? So far, I've been using them for card embellishments. Curious to hear what all of you would use them for.

Simple directions below on how to make a newspaper yo-yo card.

First you will need to make a newspaper yo-yo. To make a newspaper yo-yo, follow these fabric yo-yo directions. The only thing you'll want to do different is cut and sew two circles together instead of one. This will keep the thread from ripping the newspaper.

Newspaper yo-yo
white card stock 8 1/2" by 5 1/2"
khaki card stock 4" by 5"
navy ribbon
double stick tape
brown ink pad

1. Fold white card stock in half. Color the edges brown with an ink pad.
2. Color the edges of the khaki card stock brown with an ink pad. With double stick tape, adhere the khaki paper to the white card stock.
3. Fold ribbon in half and glue to card (refer to picture).
4. Glue newspaper yo-yo over the ribbon.
5. Glue button to center of yo-yo. Done.


~amy~ said...

this is over the top fabulous...I absolutely love it!!!! Thanks for inspiring me!

Alison Gibbs said...

What a sensational idea. I think it would be a great card for Fathers Day.

Chasing Snails said...

Newspaper? What a great idea, better than tossing the newspaper in the rubbish.

I wonder how a trivet would go made from newspaper yo-yo's? A heap of little ones all joined together?

The Queen of Clearance said...

you seriously amaze me what you can do with yo yos! We dont normally get the newspaper but my husband brought one home this morning...so it seems like a sign to me!

The Queen of Clearance said...

ok now that basket is awesome! I am making that now too! Thank you so much for the guide in the right direction!

Ayie said...

You've been exploring so much yo-yo creations and they are all great arts! This card is good to give for dads...it looks like a classic!

♥ maaria said...

Yo-yo's rule the world ;-)
What a super great idea to work on newspaper!

Thank you so much ffor visiting me: was so glad to read your comment :D

HAve a happy day!

Alexander said...

This is a very nice card! I like the newspaper Yo-Yo bit. Cool!

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Christy クリスティ said...

This is very very elegant!! Well done!

Yarni Gras! said...

very clever!

gadget said...

wow..great craft...:D, reblog it...thanks

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Kate said...

Made this for a friend that recently ran a marathon and she loved it! Thanks for sharing this!

zakkalife said...


Glad to hear your friend liked the card :)

Katie @ Cheep Ideas said...

I am loving this card! I've added it to my Recycled Paper Crafts post today. Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

should the instructions say "two" circles instead of one?? I was having a hard time following because I read the to circles-I thought I was supposed to be connecting to something.

zakkalife said...

Yes, it should read two! Thanks for catching the typo, I just fixed it.

When making the paper yo-yo it works better if you use two layers so the paper holds up better. It prevents it from ripping when sewing.

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