Thursday, June 20, 2013

Pinwheel, pinwheel, spinning around.

Well...these decorative pinwheels don't actually spin...but they look so so cute and are easy to make!

  • Cut a squares out of double sided patriotic paper.  (We didn't have any but gluing the pieces of paper back to back worked just as well.)  We cut 5x5 and 6x6 squares.
  • Fold your square corner to corner then unfold.
  • On each fold create a pencil mark about 1/3 of the way from the center.
  • Cut along the folded lines, stopping at the pencil mark.  Don't cut all the way into the center.
  • Bring together every other point into the center and hot glue.

  • Make a center piece for your pinwheel.  We used stuff laying around the apartment...burlap, buttons, paper, even some pennies!
  • Hot glue your pinwheel onto a stick.  You could use anything...a pencil, chopsticks, a dowel, an actual stick, we used straws!

Happy 4th!


  1. You two are so festive and we love it! The pinwheels remind us of when we were young-they are the best!

    So glad you linked up with us at the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Link and Hop.

    We appreciate you taking the time to link back to BeBetsy!

    Have a great weekend~xo
    Sharon and Denise

  2. Super cute crafts guys! Happy 4th of July! Have a wonderful weekend! Angie

  3. Nice project! I might have to try these with all of my extra paper.

    I finally made it back from my trip so my comments are late...
    Thanks for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist! Looking forward to seeing what you share this week!

  4. I've always wanted to know how to make pinwheels. I'm pinning this to my craft board so I don't lose the directions.

  5. Stopping by from Worthwhile Wednesday. These little pinwheels are adorable and perfect for the kids and a 4th of July celebration! Would love it if you could stop by the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop (going on now) and Link up this fabulous post. I think it would be a big hit!

  6. I love your projects guys! Cute red, white and blue pinwheels!

  7. Hey Dennis and Andrew,
    I just wanted to let you know that I featured your post on my July 4th round up...
    Have a great week!