While I was on the Disney trip I was talking with a fellow demonstrator about different projects she was making and I was so intrigued with one of them. She told me she was making Summer Wreaths by making Pinwheels. I thought this sounded like a really fun idea so I set out to make my own. I thought this would be a pretty big project, but in the end it didn't take any time at all. Once you do all the prep work of cutting your paper it's quite easy. Take a peek:
I had an entire pack of the Big Top Birthday DSP #122348. I started by making different sizes of pinwheels. 6 x 6, 4.5 x 4.5 and then the smallest one I made was 4 x 4. Of course any size you make is going to work fine, these are sizes I decided to try myself. Once I cut my paper to the desired size I used this pattern below to make the pinwheel patterns. Keep in mind I used "almost" the entire pack of DSP. It's retiring, I wanted to make GOOD use of it.
I bought a Styrofoam Wreath at my local craft shop and started making the pinwheels on the wreath by using stick pins. This way I figured the pinwheels were not going anywhere. I continued to do this until my wreath was complete. Here is my completed project:
Just as simple as that. I encourage you to make one. They are simple and it's one way to use your supplies and enjoy a nice summer wreath in your home.
You can still purchase these retired items in my Online Store. I hope you can visit it today.
Have a FANTASTIC day!