• Pile ‘O Pinwheels

    Posted on June 3, 2015 by in The Perfect Party

    Pinwheels are a sweet and fun way to dress up your party décor. What am I planning to do with these little babies you ask? My cousin Chloe is due with her first little bundle in August. So of course I’m helping my Mom throw her a lovely little baby shower! I’ve used pinwheels in other showers I’ve thrown, but this time I shrunk them down to miniature! I just love tiny things, don’t you? This pile of cuties are going to adorn napkin rings at each place setting. This is just the beginning stages of each pinwheel.

    Here’s how I made these:

    Step #1

    I started off with a 3″ x 3″ square of double sided paper.

    Step #2  From each corner, I cut in towards the center approximately 3/4″.

    Step #3

    Once all four corners were cut, I placed a dot of hot glue in the center of the square and folded every other corner towards the center, securing it in the hot glue. Make sure you use a low temp glue gun if you’re using your fingers. I think I’ve lost fingerprints in scalding hot glue!

    Step #4

    Embellish the centers using whatever you have on hand. Either a cute coordinating button or brad. A small paper flower, sticker or even a simple circle, punched using a hole punch out of the same or contrasting paper. Whatever makes you happiest!

    Aren’t these so darn cute? And simple!!! I’m not only using these on paper napkin rings I’m making, but will be using these on a banner,  as well as on a diaper cake for the mommy to be! I plan to glue the pinwheels to wooden skewers painted gold. Then stick them into the top of the “cake”. It will be darling! The shower is in a few weeks, so as I continue to craft I’ll post pictures of my decorations and party pictures from the shower too!

     

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