Decor DIY

DIY: Pinwheels

Pinwheels are a happy and fun accessory to have at a summer wedding. Give them to your flowergirls or place them down the aisle.

Heather from Simply Sunstar made these beautifully cute pinwheels for her wedding.

What you’ll need:

  • Pretty scrapbook paper/cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Straight pins
  • Wooden Rods
  • Ribbon (optional)
  • Glue stick (maybe)
  • Wire cutters
  • Tape

Step by Step:
1) Cut your paper into a 6x6in (15x15cm) squares. If your paper is double sided, step one is complete. If your paper is printed on one side but white on the other, just glue two pieces together, pretty sides out. Now you are ready for step two.

2) On other DIY sites, they tell you to do all this measuring and marking. To be honest, this step can be completely skipped and you’ll save a lot of time. Take your scissors and start at each corned and cut diagnolly. You’ll want to leave a square inch UNCUT in the middle. It should like like this:

3) Take your push pin and stick it in one of the four corners like so…

Go around your pinwheel and put the pin through every other corner like this:

4) Stick the pin through the middle of the pinwheel like this:

5) Add some ribbons to the back of the pinwheel.

6) Stick the pin through the wooden rod. Be careful not to poke yourself. Sometimes the dowel will split a little, but the pinwheel will cover it, so don’t worry! Use wire cutters to trim the tip off the needle in back and use a piece of tape to hold in place.

And now you have a pretty pinwheel.

Heather said, “One of my bridesmaids and I made 24 of these beauties yesterday in a little over an hour. Not too shabby for first timers. Now they will just make my living room look happy until the wedding day. These are going to line the aisle as we walk down, I can’t wait.”

[All images and instructions from: Simply Sunstar.]

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