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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Pinwheel, Spinning Around…

One of the decorations I am making for the upcoming baby shower are pinwheels. I don’t know where I got the idea, but they are so cute. I am not sure where I am going to use them either but again, they are too cute to pass up. There is more than one way to do this and if you want them to turn, don’t follow my instructions. Mine are just for pretty.

I used:

Scrapbook paper, (two sided works best)

Brads

Tiny hole punch

Craft razor

Scissors

Paper Cutter

Here’s what I did:

Cut a square out of scrapbook paper.DSCN0208

Fold paper in half diagonally.DSCN0209

Unfold and fold it in half diagonally the other way.DSCN0210

Cut your folds from the corners to about 3/4 of the way to the center. Now you will have what looks like 4 triangles connected in the middle by their points. DSCN0211

Make a punch in every other point.DSCN0212

Using your razor, cut a small x in the middle of your paper.DSCN0213

Pull on of the hole punched points toward the center and put the brad through it. Continue with all 4 punched points. DSCN0216

Then stick the brad through the small x in your paper and fold out the prongs.

Tada! Cutie patootie pinwheels. DSCN0219

I am thinking I can poke the brads into the eraser of a pencil and stick them in one of those tiny little terra cotta pots as decorations. I will let you know what I figure out. I welcome any ideas you might have.

4 sweet sentiments:

Jen@born2impress

Those are really cute! Thanks for sharing:).
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junebug

I love these. They're very cute. :-)

Amanda

LOVE them. You could hot glue them to skewers and snip off the sharp ends.... That is...if the pencil idea doesn't work!

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