Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fun Pinwheel Wreath

I went over how to make pinwheels in my last post and it really put me in a summery mood so I decided to make a pinwheel wreath to welcome warmer weather. Hopefully Mother Nature will get the hint. 

Materials needed:
Styrofoam wreath form
Yarn or ribbon to cover your wreath form
Scrapbook paper
Toothpicks--1 per pinwheel
Pony beads and foam beads

For each pinwheel you will need two 6 inch squares of paper. My wreath has 6 pinwheels.
Glue the squares together so both sides are decorative.
Cut each corner toward the center, leaving a 3/4 inch square in the middle.

Fold half of each corner toward the middle and glue in place. 

Let the glue dry and pierce an even hole through the center using a hole punch or a push pin.

Wrap your wreath with yarn or ribbon.

Insert toothpicks evenly around the front of the wreath and slide one pony bead over each toothpick.

Slide a pinwheel onto each toothpick and cover with a foam bead. 

Hang your wreath on its own or loop a piece of ribbon to hang it.

Enjoy your fun door decor and keep your fingers crossed for nice weather!

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  1. Got your link from Hoos got talent
    Your pinwheels look super.A couple of days back I made some giant pinwheels as a party decoration for my 5 year olds Birthday .Not yet posted the photos though.
    Lovely blog you have
    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V

  2. Very cute!! I'm loving all the these pin wheel crafts ... think I'll have to make one based on your tutorial to match my welcome sign :) I included a link if you would like to check it out ...


  3. This is so pretty! When not on the front door, I bet it would look great on the wall :)

  4. Thanks! Good idea. The colors match my daughter's bed set.

  5. Dang girl! You really kicked some butt on this wreath! I mean, you could have just got the pinwheels at the dollar stores (which I saw a post that did that) but no, you got your craft on! What I'm trying to say is, AWESOME job and I LOVE IT! :)

    If you get a chance, please stop by!

    Brandi at B.Cheniful

  6. I LOVE your blog and this tutorial thanks for sharing! Great job! I'm your newest follower! Yay! I'm visiting from "TaterTots & Jello" I saw your link up there, I'm new to blogging and I love meeting new friends, I'd love for you to visit me on my blog:


  7. super fun reminds me so much of my childhood summer days come see me at

  8. Love it!!! I love pinwheels and they are so easy to make. These are great!!!
    following you now.

  9. I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.

    Come strut your stuff.

  10. I love your wreath! So Summery! I love pinwheels. Stopping by from DIY showoff.

  11. Thanks so much for linking up to Bacon Time. Our first party was a big hit with over 300 links. I can't wait to see what you have for me next week. I have a special give away planned just for linkers at the party. Thanks for grabbing the button too, wonderful!

  12. I love how shiny it is! So cute!

    I'm following you from Not Baad Sunday's at Lamb Around blog hop! Come visit me at ClickableParty!