Wednesday, January 8, 2014

DIY Inspiration: Yo-yos With Pizazz

Since we're obviously giant lovers of paper, that means we're also giant lovers of crafty adventures and DIY that deals with fun, outside-the-box and stylish paper products. When I stumbled upon this adorable (and easy) tutorial from Mod Podge Rocks, I knew that I had to feature it. Whether you're throwing a birthday party and need some kid-friendly favors or you decide to tuck this idea away for Christmastime next year, these yo-yo's covered in Mod Podge and paper are the perfect way to personalize a toy favorite for children of all ages! Let's take a quick look at how it's done!

yo-yo mod podge diy

Here's what you'll need to get started:
  • wooden yo-yos
  • acrylic paint (colors of your choice)
  • glitter or accents
  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • scrapbook paper (colors and designs of your choice)
  • a pencil
  • a pair of cissors
  • a paintbrush
yo-yo mod podge diy

Here's a quick run-down on what to do:

Make sure your yo-yos are completely free of any stickers or tag "guck." Trace them onto your scrapbook paper and cut the circles out (set aside). Then, grab you paints and go ahead and slap some color onto the little cuties. This way the edges are colorful and stylish as well.  Now it's time for some Mod Podge. Grab the the jar and go ahead and put a medium layer down on the surface; make sure it's spread out before you place down the piece of paper. Once the paper is atop smooth it out completely, allow it to try for around 20 minutes.

yo-yo mod podge diy

Once everything is dry, you'll be ready to add another layer of Mod Podge to the top of the paper. You'll eventually cover the entire yo-yo with Mod Podge (be careful not to get any on the string, like Mod Podge Rocks blog states, it definitely won't ever "yo" if you do!). Add glitter, add embellishments, think outside-the-box and be creative!


Visit the original tutorial here at Mod Podge Rocks!

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