Pinwheels scream summertime fun and these patriotic pinwheels are perfect for all of the summer patriotic holidays.
Can you believe I’ve never made a pinwheel before? Nope, never.
I thought it high time to remedy that, and just in time for some 4th of July decor!
So follow along with me as I show you how I made some
Patriotic Pinwheels and share a simple Double Pinwheel Tutorial!
Grab some fun double-sided scrapbook paper and cut it down to squares.
I cut mine into 6 and 4 inch squares.
Draw a circle in the center of your square to help you find the center.
Cut from the corner towards the center, but stop at the edge of the circle you drew.
Do this with each of the 4 corners.
The white lines represent the lines you cut in the previous step.
Also punch a hole in the center of the square.
>Hold the pinwheel together with a brad.
They are pretty adorable, BUT… could be a little more exciting.
I really love this!
To make this double pinwheel, you simply stack both pinwheels on top of each other, thread the brad through them both, and twist them so the ends don’t overlap one another.
Then simply thread it through the brad in the back of the pinwheel.
Now to try it on fabric…
My burlap is spray painted red and is pretty stiff so I would be able to easily manipulate it into shape and have it stay that way.
The denim is another story, so I attacked it with a coat of fabric stiffener.
Once the denim was ready, I cut both fabrics into squares, cut the corners, and punched the holes just as I did for the paper pinwheels.
Along the edges with no holes I laid down a strip of fabric glue (Beacon’s Fabric-Tac) then added the lace.
I decided all that inside out denim was kind of dull as the center of my pinwheel so I cut a star out of my red burlap, punched a hole in the center, and added it to the front of the pinwheel.
I opted to glue my straw to the burlap.
A little ribbon, a little bunting… and done!
I’m loving how it turned out AND the fact I can leave it out until Labor Day!
I’m thinking a pinwheel garland may be in order now…
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