HOW TO MAKE A PINWHEEL

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wheeeeee!!
When I see

PINWHEELS…
I think of
sunny warm
spring/summer days
full of
sunshine


AND
fun!

Even the word
TWIRL
is fun to say!
Remember I made my pinwheel wreath
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I told you then I’d show you how to make the
individual pinwheels.

Here’s How:
I use 12 x 12 double-sided scrapbook paper
cut into 4 squares (6 x 6 each)

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Take each square and fold it into a triangle like below
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Cut from the pointy end of that triangle to about an inch from the folded line:

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Repeat this process for the other side -
Open up the square
and re-fold it the OTHER way
and cut almost to that fold line
when you unfold again – it will look like this:
(see how it makes an x on the fold lines and the center is NOT cut?)

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Punch a whole in each corner like this:

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Now you get to use these babies:

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Place one of the brads into the TOP of the first punched whole

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Grab the next one and put that under the first wing

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and keep adding the ‘wings’ UNDER until you have all four looped in
then put the brad through the back of the pinwheel

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and open it up to hold in place
(not SUPER tight or the pinwheel won’t spin)

you can even put the brad through a straw and then open it for a handle:
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I dare you
to make some and NOT feel like it is
glorious SUMMERTIME!!!     
   

Chat soon -
NORTHERN COTTAGE
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6 comments:

  1. how cute is that,, great instructions too!

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  2. SO DARLING AND perfect for summer. Love the sunny fun happy colors. winks- jen

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  3. These are such fun and so colorful! Thanks for the tutorial!!!

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  4. OMG, I always thought this would be so hard to do, but your instructions are so clear and easy. Thank you!

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