Thursday, June 30, 2011

Patriotic Paper Pinwheels

Fourth Pinwheel (3)
I’m alliterative  among other things! These pinwheels aren’t a new idea but I’ve actually never made any! You can free fold  the paper accordion style or you can score it like I did using my Martha Stewart score and fold board. I love this thing! I use it for all my cards and anything I have to fold or score.

I thought it would be fun to use two papers together, So I cut 12x12 papers to 6x12, then scored and folded them at the one inch mark and joined the two different halves together.
Fourth Pinwheel How To
Once you’ve completed your accordion folding fold your folded piece in half and staple in the middle. STAPLE. You need to STAPLE. After you STAPLE stick the the two sides of each half together with your adhesive of choice ( I used my ATG gun) and then you’ll stick the two halves together:
Fourth Pinwheel How To
You could be done here. But that’s no fun now is it? So…I used some scrap paper and cut circles using a decorative edge scissor to make a layered flower center middle thingy and used leftover stickers from my medallion banner project to finish the centers. I just scatted these along my mantel for a little extra dose of Fourth of July flavor:
Fourth Pinwheel (2)
Candlesticks aren’t just for candles!
Fourth Pinwheel (4)
Fourth Mantle (2)
Or they can stand up by themselves!
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11 comments:

Rebekah★All Thingz Related★ said...

Those are terrific! I just love pinwheels but for some reason, I've never made any either. Yours look great! I've already Pinned them ;)

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Car-ollll! Those are adorable! PINNING! :)

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

those are fabulous! love them with your decor. Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party.

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Once again, you did it! I'm very unpatriotic this year, I'm afraid...so when are you coming over? lol

xoxo
kathleen

Chef in Training said...

these are awesome! I found your blog through a link party and seriously LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
-Nikki
http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

Kristy said...

How cool! I totally love these! Welcome to the PI Team!

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

These are so great! I have never made pinwheels either but you have inspired my to try! Check out my Paper Stars tutorial when you get a chance!

http://www.thegunnysack.com/2011/05/tutorial-tuesday-5-point-paper-star.html

Monika Wright said...

such a great project! thrilled to be part of the PI creative team with you!

Kirsten @ Mushki Loves said...

Hi! I am in love with these! So easy too! I am a new follower!I would love it if you stopped by blog, take a look around and if you like what you see, follow me back! Thanks!
Have a great holiday!
Kirsten

www.mushkiloves.blogspot.com

Meg said...

So cute! These would be adorable on a garland, too! Great idea.

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Thank you so much for linking up to my Red, White and Blue Linky Party!

www.itsybitsypaperblog.com