Tuesday, July 7, 2009

pinwheels!!

pinwheels, pinwheels, pinwheels! :)  so i want ella's upcoming birthday party to be whimsical..and what is more whimsical than pinwheels?  i am loving pinwheels lately...so i was so excited when i found a make your own pinwheel tutorial in today's creative homearts magazine!  i will take you through the steps...

you will need a hot glue gun and double-sided scrapbook paper (optional), but in my opinion looks cute with the contrasting prints...
cut out 5 inch squares and then cut a 2.5 in diagonal cut at each corner toward the center...
then proceed to fold the left corner of each side toward the center and glue down...
next corner...
3rd corner...
and final corner..
this is an optional step..but you can use a paper punch to glue in the middle..i used a flower one.

i thought it would be cute and simple to just glue different color straws to the back..i liked how the bendy ones could move the pinwheel back and forth...
drying...
pinwheels everywhere!  i decided to try out different sizes..and i loved them!
this one was done with just one sided paper..which i think looks cute too!
i also used wooden dowels.  these were a lot more sturdy, and i loved the way they looked.
here are some of the finished ones.

love all the colors!


i have arranged them into little centerpieces...stay tuned for ella's party pics to see the final product! :)

3 comments:

DeBran said...

These look great! I wanted to make some for Kaelyn's party and just ran out of time! I can't wait to see them at Ella's!!

maeghan said...

The pinwheels are adorable, and they look so cute when you put them all together! If you'd like to participate, I tagged you with an award on my blog, because yours is so great. :)

kara's parties said...

so glad i found your blog through your comment! such cute ideas and parties! {i just started a weekly party contest by the way} ;).