Friday, June 29, 2012

Pinwheel Bouquet (with Video)

Here's a quick fun project for the 4th of July.  Every year my whole family goes to one of my sister's house for the 4th, and I thought it would be fun to make her a little decoration that could double as entertainment for my little nieces and nephews!

After a lot of trial and error, I figured out how to make a pinwheel that is sturdy and spins well.

To make my patriotic holder, I covered a jelly jar with gorgeous red burlap and metallic twine from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique and a cute tag decorated with My Creative Time's Build a Banner Kit and My Little Firecracker Stamp Set.

Here's a video to see how to make these.  They really are easy!  I cut my base shape with the Silhouette, but I explained in the video how you can easily do it by hand.

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  1. I just LOVE these pinwheels! The paper is gorgeous too! And thanks for the video!! :)

  2. your pinwheels are to stinkin' cute! I'm going to have to try to make one now that you have a video!

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  4. Thanks so much for the amazing pinwheel video. What an adorable addition to your holiday table. Your nieces and nephews will love them.

  5. Katie ~ Okay these are just so ADORABLE! I LOVE the whole concept of a decoration but yet the kids can play with them!!!! Oh my!!! Also you reused a jar too! The paper is just PERFECT for the occasion too! GREAT, GREAT video and I LOVE how you not only showed use how to attach them but that you said we don't need to use a machine too! ADORABLE idea!!!

  6. You're so sweet to bring this for your nieces and sister! Love them. Hugs, Cathryn :)


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