Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Paper Pinwheel Cuties



All right...I know the 4th is just a round the corner, but I got so excited when Wayward Girls Crafts did a step by step tutorial on how to make a pinwheel. I have seen these but never learned how to do it. When I saw how easy it was, I uh...just had to copy! I had some fun patriotic paper so my adventure began!

They have a GREAT Tutorial so click on their link above,and it will take you to it.

What you'll need though is:
-Scrapbook Paper or other colored paper
-Glue Gun
-Brads for the middle
-Wooden skewers
-Something to put them in!



After I made the pinwheels I cut strips of the star paper I used and just wrapped them around the skewers securing each end with a dab of hot glue.





I had washed and saved an old stew can thinking I could use it for something....yes...I hot glued the matching paper onto it, printed of the word FREEDOM and tore it out and glued it on! YAY!!!


 Here they are in all their cuteness!  It was a fast easy process. It took more time to arrange the pinwheels just how I wanted them then actually making them! Jeesh! I'm really liking how they turned out! So fun!

I KNOW I'll be making more of these cuties! They just have a way of bringing a smile to your face!

Go stop by and check out how to make them...you'll be happy you did!

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39 comments:

  1. Very nice! I like the antique feel to the pinwheel with your color choice and the addition of ribbon to the skewers!

    Thanks for the great comment over on Life in Pencil today.

    I'm now your newest follower!

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  2. LOVE the vintage feel. Especially love the paper wrapped around the sometimes ugly stick!

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  3. these are seriously cute! i would love to return the favor & become a follower, but i'm currently in the midst of a battle with blogger on my pc. NONE of the 'follower' sections are showing up on ANY blogger blog i visit, leaving me unable to follow. :( if you know of a way to get around that, please let me know! i know it's just me & my darned pc, because i continue to have new followers like you added! so sorry, until then i'll just have to keep stopping by to say hello on my own! :)

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  4. I've always wanted to make some too! Yours turned out FABULOUS, so CUTE!

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  5. Hey Kristen! thanks for following me back:) My computer was acting up last night but i finally got to show off your bean flag on my blog so go check it out and grab a button:) Have a Great Day!
    Mary

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  6. this is way cute, im so glad you stopped by my blog and thanks for the follow. im a follower here now as well/
    your blog is so cute!!!! i love your design and all the creativity here!

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  7. Thanks so much for visiting my blog... I am your newest follower:)

    These pinwheels are so cute, I love that they have a vintage feel.

    Amanda Joy
    www.joyinthejumble.com

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  8. These are fabulous pinwheels! I think I will bring the supplies to make these to our 4th of July party and let the "older" kids make them!

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  9. How cute are those???!!! And totally festive. LOVE them!!!

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  10. Love these! We must have been on the same wavelength, because I made some pinwheels earlier this week. Love how you covered the skewers, too. So festive! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. love your pinwheels ~ so fun and festive!

    thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my 4th of july wreath ~ i really appreciate it!!

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  12. I'm happily returning the follow!
    Love these pinwheels. If I just find out where to get those things for the middle, I might try to make them for tomorrow afternoon.

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  13. Oh! I've always wanted to know how to make these. What great instructions. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I really appreciate your comment :)

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  14. Thanks for stopping by and inviting me to your blog! I am following you back!
    These are such a great idea! I may have to make some to take to the 4th of July parade tomorrow! But I don't have cute paper like you do!

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  15. oh my gosh i love these!! so cute!! thanks for stopping by my blog! i'm your newest follower!

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  16. thx for stopping by following back

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  17. These are so cute! I'm following your blog!

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  18. Hi thanks for popping over to my blog, I am now google friend following, Karima x

    PS: My daughter has been making these this weekend too at her art club stand!
    www.karimascrafts.com

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  19. Love those pinwheels, going to have to make them with the kids! Thanks for stopping by, I'm now following. :P

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  20. Hi Kirsten, thanks for checking out my blog and following! I love love love your pinwheels, I think you could easily make them for a birthday party too, soooo cute. I think your blog looks awesome. I will have to explore some more for sure. Have a great Independence Day!
    Viviana

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  21. Very cute pinwheels, and I really like the paper you used. I'm always looking for things to do with my scrapbook paper (I don't actually scrapbook, but seem to accumulate a lot of paper). I'll have to try these!

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  22. These are so nice! Thanks for stopping by =) Following and looking forward to more great ideas!

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  23. Adorable blog! I'm loving looking around. :) I'm a new follower. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. :)

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  24. I've only just discovered your blog so I haven't seen it all yet, but what I've noticed so far is how "professional" all your crafty things look! So many crafts look homemade, to use a polite word, but yours are very slick!

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  25. So cute... love how they look arranged in the decorated can! Hope you had a happy 4th, and thanks for stopping by my blog- I'm following you back also. :)

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  26. Thanks for visiting Finger Click Saver and following along. I have come to do the same. Your pinwheel project is adorable! It also reminded me of how all my crops in Farmville must be as wilted as wilted can be. Make it a great week!

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  27. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.

    Lioness- Your Newest Follower

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  28. Stopping by to say thanks for following my blog and following you back!

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  29. Thanks for following me. These pinwheels are cute. I know they are new but they look like they could have been made years ago. I'm returning the follow.

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  30. Hi! Thanks for dropping by my blog! Can I ask how you found me?

    Love the pinwheels...I am a big fan of "simple toys".

    I'll check in again!
    xoxoxo, cd

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  31. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I would love it if you would become a follower! I am now your newest follower!
    LOVE your blog!
    xo
    jennifer
    www.shutterbugandthesweetlife.com

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  32. My kiddos are so into pinwheeles right now (2, 3)! Very fun and you did a great job!

    Thanks for stopping by Always Just A Mom! I'm a new follower to you too!!! Love the blog!

    Have a great week,
    Steph
    www.alwaysjustamom.blogspot.com

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  33. Love them! They are so cute!

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  34. Thank you for posting this at my Patriotic linky party!

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  35. Thank you so much for linking up to my Red, White and Blue Linky Party!

    www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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