Hello folks, Cherry here today with a pinwheel tutorial! The design team was challenged to come up with some projects that we could do with the kids. My "kid" just graduated and he is a boy, so I thought I would take on some more girly projects that would be fun to do. I have a quick tutorial to share in case you would like to make some with "the littles" this Summer. First grab your flowers and fun papers and let's play!
Next mark your papers 4 inch x 4 inch and cut using your paper cutter.
Remember it is important to like both sides of each pinwheel...you will see both patterns.
I usually like to come up with my own double pattern papers so I cut two pieces for each pinwheel and adhere together.
I use mini clothespins to make sure they adhere together well.
Next just simply cut each corner with scissors in about 2 inches....I never measure. I just wing it!
From here just fold over every other corner. You will start to see the pinwheel shape.
Here they are....pretty cute huh?
To secure them I use a diecut circle and adhere down and I also back them with one to make them more sturdy.
it if time to have fun layering them up! Kids can really have fun
adding all kinds of goodies.....paper scraps, ribbons, buttons, and of
added ribbons, layers, and mini clothespins that were topped off with
the perfect touch...mini butterflies and the sweet petites!
Don't forget to add a dowel or straw to the back!!
they are done!!!! So much fun...and guaranteed to occupy the kiddos
time....at least for a little while! Thanks for visiting, Cherry
Petaloo supplies used- SKU: 1486-109 Mini Butterflies x 8 Teastained Yellow
SKU: 1465-110 Petites x 24 - Teastained Pink
SKU: 1467-110 Dahlias x 10 - Teastained Pink
SKU: 1462-109 Mini Mixteastained yellow
These are just darling! Thanks for the tutorial.... I love pinwheels and of course, you've decorated them up so cute that I want to go make one right now! I need to get some seam binding ribbon. It really "makes" any project look that much better for some reason!
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