3 DIY Yo Yo Magnet Clothespins

YO YO Clothespin Magnet
YO YO Clothespin Magnets

Blogging has opened a wonderful world of new friends, including other bloggers. One of these very special gals is Barbara, who has a beautiful blog Bits of Ivory.com   She makes yo yos, and it’s been years since I whipped up a few. We teamed up to bring you these little throw-back gems.  Barbara made up some very clever yo yo clothes pins for Teacher Appreciation that you can see HERE.  Mine can be for Mother’s Day, Thinking of You or for any old reason.  You’re going to love these!  These fabric yo yo magnets are useful, economical gifts for Mother’s Day, Teacher Appreciation, Birthdays – just because!  So easy and quick you make up a bunch while watching your favorite program. I’d love to see what you create!


Double layer Clothespin MagnetFabric Yo Yo 1Supplies:

Clothes pin

4″ x 4″ cotton fabric

1  3/4″ wide netting – approx.

14″ long Thread

Needle

Scissors

All purpose glue Mod Podge & sponge brush

Optional 1″ button or embellishment Decorative paper

Magnets – use strong ones so the clip can actually hold things without sliding down the fridge.

Hot Glue OR E6000 Glue (follow instructions on the package) Fabric Yo Yo 2


Directions:

Cut the decorative paper 5/16″ wide the length of the clothes pin; or adjust for width of clothes pin.

With the all purpose glue, paste the paper strip onto the clothespin. Fabric Yo Yo 3Use the mod podge to secure and protect the paper, if desired.  Allow to dryFabric Yo Yo 4

Fabric Yo Yo 8

Fabric Yo Yo 5


Cut the netting to 1 3/4″ wide to 13″-14″ long (I cut several at a time as you can see here)Fabric Yo Yo 6Using TWO layers, thread the needle to about a 16″ double length with an approx. 3″ tail after the knot.  With short stitches, hand sew the length of the netting.Fabric Yo Yo 7Gather

Tie the tail and the end with the needle together to form a tight circle.Fabric Yo Yo 9Use a cup, bowl or compass to draw an approximate 3″ diameter circle.Yo Yo Tote 3Cut   (ok, ok, the picture is odd, but I couldn’t cut with my left hand and take the pic with my right, so here’s what ya get)Yo Yo Tote 4Thread the needle again with 16″ thread, leaving a 3″ tail after the knot.Yo Yo Tote 6Hand stitch with short stitches around the circle.Yo Yo Tote 7Gather and pull gently tight.  Tie the tail and the other end together tightly.Yo Yo Tote 8Cut threadsFabric Yo Yo 10


Glue the netting to the clothespin, then the yo yo, finish with the button.Fabric Yo Yo 11

Fabric Yo Yo 12Glue the magnet on the back.   Fabric Yo Yo 13

Fabric Yo Yo 14    


Fabric Yo Yo 2
Puffy Fabric Flower Clothespin Magnet

Supplies:

Clothes pin

5″ x 5″  fabric such as a seer sucker

5/8″ wide ribbon

Thread

Needle

Scissors

1″ flat embellishment

Magnets – use strong ones so the clip can actually hold things without sliding down the fridge.

Hot Glue OR E6000 Glue Puffy Fabric Flower Clothespin Magnet 1


Directions:

Measure the ribbon to be about 1″ longer than the clothespin.

Tuck under the ends and glue as shown. Using a glue gun, apply a small amount of glue and attach ribbon.Puffy Fabric Flower Clothespin Magnet 2Make the yo yo using a 4″ circle as shown above.

Attach with hot glue. Attach the embellishment with the hot glue. Attach the magnet to the back.Puffy Fabric Flower Clothespin Magnet 3


Fabric Yo Yo 4
Yo Yo Bow Magnet

Supplies:

Clothes pin

5″ x 5″ cotton fabric

Thread

Needle

Scissors

1″ flat button or embellishment

5/8″ wide ribbon Magnets – use strong ones so the clip can actually hold things without sliding down the fridge.

Hot Glue OR E6000 GlueFabric Yo Yo 6


Directions:

Cut a 4″ diameter circle in fabric and gather as shown above to form a yo yo.

Measure the ribbon and cut the same length as the clothespin.Fabric Yo Yo 7Hot glue the ribbon onto the clothespin.  Then attach the fabric yo yo, the embellishment and magnet.Fabric Yo Yo 4Tie a bow in 1/4″ ribbon and glue onto the clothespin.

Now you can get creative and make your own fabulous magnets for yourself and gifts.

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014

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Comments

  1. These magnets are so bright and cheerful! I absolutely loved working on this project with you. It was so fun I think we should do it again sometime! – Barbara (www.bitsofivory.com)

  2. How adorable are these and would be so cute on the fridge with the grandkids pictures. Have each one make their own and their picture is used with the one they make. Love it.

  3. Those are so cute and would be perfect for mother’s day or teacher appreciation gifts! Thanks for linking up at the Mother’s Day blog hop, and I’ve pinned this post to our Mother’s Day pinterest board.

  4. Terrific idea and so colorful – I loved it! I was looking for a craft idea for Columbus Day for my kids. I was thinking of printing a T-shirt with this dragon craft. After seeing your clothespin craft, I got an idea. I’m going to ditch the T-shirt and make the magnet, but I am going to be brave and try making a few – one like yours, one with a dragon (my kids like dragons!) and one with a boat(Columbus did sail). My kids and I like using magnets in craft and I know this one is going to be a fun craft to try. Thanks very much!

    • Eve, that is a wonderful idea and so clever! I hope you will come back with pictures to share with us so everyone can follow your dragon and boat crafts. Thank you so much for stopping by and I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!! I would never had come up with those amazing FUN things and particularly for boys & girls (had a hard time incorporating them so they weren’t so feminine and look at you- wow!) and holiday related too. YOU are fabulous:)

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