I've recently discovered a long lost love for pinwheels!
I think they are so cute and modern! If we had a girl I can guarantee that her next birthday party would be a pinwheel theme...so sweet! For now, however, I'll just have to settle for making them for baby showers and such...sigh...ha!
So, here's some simple ones I made for my cousin's baby shower. I've included a few pics with simple instructions. Mine are purely decorative. There are other ways to make them where they will actually spin when you blow on them, but these were just to look purdy.
Cut down each fold about half way.
Fold every other point towards the center. It can be tricky getting them all to stay put. This is where I put a tiny piece of tape to hold all the points together.
Carefully stick the brad through the points in the center of the pinwheel. I used a knife to start the hole so that the brad went through easily.
Take the made pinwheel and attach to the stick by wrapping the brad around the stick and then hot glueing to secure it.
There you have it! A pretty paper pinwheel! The possibilities are endless! They would look so cute covering an entire wreath, or hanging from the ceiling or topping a cake!!
I added mine to a bouquet of daisies in painted mason jars for the shower!
Here's some more random decoration pics from the shower!
|Tissue paper pom poms|
|Personalized banner in Winnie the Pooh fabric to match her nursery|