Hi, y'all! I'm up today with some fun at
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!