Pretty Pretty Pinwheels
Jun 18th, 2012
Not only are pinwheels the perfect summer accessory, but they are a cute accent for a bridal shower favor or decor, and are SUPER easy to make. Here is the BridesmaidTrade guide to making your own pinwheels!
- Using a 5 inch square piece of cardstock paper fold into a triangle, unfold and fold into a triangle in the other direction. Once you do that you will have 4 triangles when the paper lies flat. We used thicker scrapbook paper, you want something with a little weight to it. Remember- You will be seeing both sides of the paper, try and get something that has a color or patten on both sides!
- Cut along each of the lines outlining the triangle, stopping with about a ½ inch from the center.
- Fold down the top left of each triangle, taping the corners in the center to secure. (Make sure you do not crease the paper when folding.) Overlap the tips in the center.
- Take a sewing push pin and push through all four overlapping points in the center. Cut any extra tape.
- Push a wooden dowel on the back of the pinwheel, through the push pin. Push on a clear earring back to secure the pinwheel, and cut the rest of the pin with wire cutters.
These pinwheels are just for show, but if you would like to make one actual spin, using a grommet tool, place a grommet in the center of the pinwheel, instead of the push pin. Place a flat thumbtack in the center of the grommet, adding the wooden dowel on the back, to secure.