A couple of my bloggy pals asked if I would do a tutorial for the pinwheels. I needed to make a couple to go on a gift for my secret pal at work, so I thought Id take some pics while I made them, so I could show you.
Wait til you see how EASY they are to make!
first gather your supplies, you will need papers, sticks or heavy straws for the handles, hot glue gun and glue sticks, other good glue for gluing the fronts and backs together on your papers if they arent double sided, distressing ink and buttons.
Next, cut your paper into squares. what ever size you like. I like to make different sizes. If youre going to make several, I suggest cutting one at 6 inches, 5 inches and 4 inches.. you can go smaller if you want too.
Next, if your paper isnt a heavy double sided paper, you will need to glue two pieces together. I always use my fabri tac glue. I just really like it, but you can use what ever you want.
now you'll need to cut diagonally from each corner toward the center. Dont cut all the way to the center, leave about an inch square in the middle.
Using hot glue, gently curl each corner towards the center and glue it down. dont fold the pieces.. you dont want it to be flat.
I then used distressing ink on all the edges to give it some shading. I also distressed the straws that I used for the sticks.
Glue the sticks on and your pinwheel is almost finished! All you have left to do is add a button, or pompom into the center and ta dah! youre done!
See? easy peasy!