Frugal Fun - Patriotic PinwheelsBy Nclark
I wanted to try my hand at paper pinwheels and found some directions on the Martha Stewart website. What a super easy and fun craft!!
Materials Needed:Scrapbook paperScissorsGlueRuler
To begin, I selected some scrapbook paper from my mountainous stash that was patriotic themed. I measured out squares ranging in shape from 3*3 to 6*6 and cut them out.
Once I had my squares cut, I glued together two different pieces of paper - so each side had a different design. Next - fold the glued squares into a diagonal.
Fold a second time into a diagonal shape.
Open the folded square back up and cut along the creases, approximately 2/3 of the way into the center of the square. Once all four corners are cut, fold every other point into the center and glue.
The first pinwheel I made I used scrapbook glue - which did not turn out to be strong enough! Second round I used tacky glue - which worked out a bit better. Next time I make these, I might just use a hot glue gun and call it a day!!
After I had all the points glued down (finally!) in the center, I put some glitter in the middle to spice it up.
Initially, my plan was to make traditional pinwheels on a wooden dowel - but as I was making these I decided they would be super cute on my front door. I then glued each pinwheel onto various pieces of ribbon and used it has a door decoration. Don't they sort of look like fireworks?!
Overall - I was able to create this fun patriotic decoration for free!! All of the materials I already had on hand. Can't beat that!
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