Yo-Yo Photo Pins

By  Melony Bradley 

size: 2-1/4"

  • Yo-Yo Photo Pins
  • Closeup of Photo
  • Love You Button


  • Fabric, scraps
  • Wooden circles: one small, one large
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints: Snow White
  • Embellishments: rhinestones, gems, faux pearls
  • Copies of favorite photo
  • Silver jump ring
  • Silver pin back


  • Sewing needle and thread
  • Chain-nose pliers
  • Hole punch, 1/16”
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Paintbrush
  • Black marker
  • Newspaper (to cover work surface)
  • 1. For yo-yo, measure and trace 4-1/2" circle on wrong side of fabric. Cut out circle.
  • 2. Thread needle and stitch, with 1/4" border, around circles edges. Pull thread to gather edges and create yo-yo shape. Knot thread and trim ends.
  • 3. On covered work surface, paint wooden circle Snow White. Let dry.
  • 4. Glue copy of favorite photo on large white circle. Let dry. Trim edges if needed.
  • 5. Use hole punch to punch hole in bottom of yo-yo and on small white circle. Use chain-nose pliers to attach jump ring on small circle and then through yo-yo hole. Squeeze ring closed.
  • 6. Use black marker to write message on small circle. Outline circle edges.
  • 7. Glue photo circle on center of yo-yo. Let dry. Glue rhinestones and gems on yo-yo as desired.
  • 8. Glue pin back on back of yo-yo. Let dry.