Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A Pinwheel Summer Wreath

 Hi, y'all!  I'm up today with some fun at
SIMPLE STORIES
After putting away my Spring wreaths this past week, 
I decided that I was in need of a new Summery wreath for our carport entry.
 The idea of a pinwheel wreath caught my attention while visiting Pinterest, 
so I went from there! You can use any type of wreath: straw, stryofoam, grapevine, etc.

 I kept this very simple by using sheets from the "Good Day Sunshine" 6X6 Paper Pad.  
You can also cut your favorite 12X12 sheets to 6X6 size.  
 I've used a total of ten 6X6 sheets for this project.

 Using a ruler and pencil, draw a line from one end to the opposite end and then repeat with the
 other side so that you have an "X" over the paper.  Next, I traced a small 1" circle around the
 center of the "X"...this gave me a guide of how far to cut the lines.

 Using scissors or a paper trimmer, cut along each line up to the circle.  Next, use a 1/8" hole punch, 
make a hole at the RIGHT hand corner of each triangular flap.  Punch a hole at the center of the "X".

Insert a large brad through each of the flap's holes and then through the center. 

I attached my pinwheels to a 14" grapevine wreath.  I wrapped a piece of thin gauged wire around 
(the backside of the pinwheel) the brad's prongs and then gave a good twist.  Thread the wire ends 
through the grapevine and twist together at the back of the wreath.

 I also wanted a focal point to the wreath, so I covered a piece of scalloped chipboard
 and decorated with some pieces from the "Good Day Sunshine" Collection.

 Make smaller pinwheels, larger pinwheels or a mix of both!
  There are so many ideas for making these fun wreaths.  And because I work in Labor & Delivery,
 I also thought this design would be so cute as a "welcome baby" door hanger made with the
 new "Hello Baby" Collection :)

 It now sits perched to great our carport guests during the Summer months!

So long until tomorrow...thanks for dropping by!


4 comments:

  1. Such a great idea and well done project!! I love SImple Stories - their products always have great colors in them!! I like what you did here!!

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  2. Just fabulous!!! You create the most beautiful projects for your home!!

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