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    1 3/4 in. circles help

    I'm working on a yoyo project somebody has starded. It is a chrismas project that will not be washed so they used 1 3/4 in. ceral boxs circle in the center. I need to find about 50, 1 3/4in circles that are about that wright. dose anybody know of any thing that is about the wright and size that I can come up with? without have to cut all them out of a ceral box or something. I hoping that some body know of some that is just trash from something eles that I can find and use in the project. Thank to all for look and the time to read this. I know somebosy will have some great idea for me to use. Thanks for all the help.
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    If it is going to be washed, the cereal box circles will dissolve. Are you looking for something that you could leave in to wash? I might cut circles out of light wright plastic like margarine tops or similar. If you are looking for circles already made, I can't think of anything that exact size.

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    ise cardstock from scrapbooking. but WHY would you keep it in the center. there is no reason to keep it there???
    I've done dozens of projects using yo yos and never kept it in the center. you just draw around the carboard circle template.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    dakotamaid: Yes I was hoping to leave the paper in the yoyo's it is to be a christmas tree that I'm planning to use on a bullit board at school. so was think that the paper would help to hold the shape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie View Post
    ise cardstock from scrapbooking. but WHY would you keep it in the center. there is no reason to keep it there???
    I've done dozens of projects using yo yos and never kept it in the center. you just draw around the carboard circle template.
    I agree with Lynnie, in using card stock. You can feed it through your printer, to print the circles. If it isn't quite heavy enough, you can just use two layers.
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    You can purchase a 1 3/4 inch circle punch??? https://www.google.com/search?q=1.75...x-a&channel=sb
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    I was always needing circles for one thing or another, so I invested in a Sizzix Big Shot, and the templates in the sizes I used most often. I have cut them out of paper, card stock, Templar, and fabric. I also found another hobby--die cutting and die collecting. Just what I needed, right? NOT.

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    Hmmm, you might even try a hardware store for something in that size. washers, etc. Good luck.

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    Maybe use poster board or manilla file folders...I would use a compass and set it at 7/8" and twirl it around to make the circles. Maybe you can recruit some others to do the cutting for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by georgiaclark View Post
    I was always needing circles for one thing or another, so I invested in a Sizzix Big Shot, and the templates in the sizes I used most often. I have cut them out of paper, card stock, Templar, and fabric. I also found another hobby--die cutting and die collecting. Just what I needed, right? NOT.
    Just bought one of those....adding to my " collection" too!

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    I love the new Fabi dies that Sissix has come out with for quilters,Can cut 8 @ a time.Can be used on fabric and paper.I do believe they have a circle die, too.

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    One can also buy circle templates - either to draw around or draw inside.

    This one has been useful to me:

    Staedtler Mars Template Circle Combo


    http://www.officedepot.com/a/product...ation-_-730600

    $5.49


    WalMart has a similar template:

    Pickett Circle Master No. 12041 Inking Template - it's under $8.00

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    You can buy pre cut paper circles and circle punches. Recently i bought punches for hexies and love them. So much faster then tracing and cutting.
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