Today is my sweet Kate’s 9th birthday, so we are getting ready for a birthday party! Normally, I would run out to our local party supply store and buy all of her decorations, but no way, no how! Now that I have a ”craft” blog, that would be shameful!
A few weeks ago, my not-so-crafty bff, Angie taught me how to make a paper pinwheel! I have seen other bloggers use pinwheels in their decor, and just figured I was missing out on something. Well, let me just say, it’s so super easy, that I am now kicking myself for not figuring it out sooner! Here is how Angie taught me…
Scrapbook Paper (I used 12 x 12)
Dowel Rod or Pencil w/ Eraser
First, fold your paper in half, like shown below.
Unfold, then fold in half the other way. It should have a nice crease like this one.
Cut each crease, but leave about an 1-1/2 inches toward the middle.
Now, take a hole punch and punch a hole in the left corner of each of your cut triangles.
This is easy, but looks tricky. Hold up one of your punched edges.
Pull it to the left and cover the next punched hole with it.
Keep going to the left and repeating until all of the holes meet up.
Now, take a thumb tack and push the sharp end through the holes…
Push the pin all the way through the back of your pinwheel.
Now, stick the sharp edge into a pencil eraser or dowel rod.
Note: If you are doing this with kids, it is much easier to get the pin through an eraser.
Isn’t it adorable? It literally took 3 minutes to make, and I can’t wait to make a bunch for Kate’s party!