Pretty Pinwheels: 3 of 3 Quick and Easy Posts Today!

Hello! Tami Sanders here with a fun project to share with you – a trio of pretty pastel pinwheels…

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These pinwheels would be cute for a child’s room decor, party decor or favors. They are easy to make as well. All you need are some TCW stencils, cardstock, ink, straws and buttons.

Start with a square of cardstock, use 3″ for cute mini pinwheels or 12″ for GIANT size pinwheels!

The pinwheels in the sample were made using 4 1/2″, 5″ and 6″ squares. Use the stencil of your choice to ink one side of each cardstock square. I used ColorBox Black Pigment Ink for this project, so I heat set the ink once it was applied.

To make the pinwheels, you need to cut diagonally from each corner toward the center, stopping about 1/2″ to 2″ from the center of the square depending on it’s size. Then fold the tip of ONE corner from each section down to the center and adhere it. I found it easiest to just make an “X” from corner to corner on the back of each square using a pencil and ruler as a cutting guide.

To embellish the centers of the pinwheels, I stenciled designs on buttons using ColorBox Black Surfacez Ink. Glue the buttons to cover the ends of the corners at the center…

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Glue straws to the back of the pinwheels to finish them off.

Supplies Used:

THE CRAFTER’S WORKSHOPTCW205s Mini Houndstooth, TCW195s Mini Brocade, TCW317 Pattern Strips, TCW278 Circle Explosion, TCW189s Mini Zebra Print, TCW347s Mini Kaleidoscope

OTHER: Clearsnap: ColorBox Black Pigment Ink, Colorbox Black Surfacez Ink and ColorBox Stylus & Tips, Beacon Adhesive: 3-in-1 Glue, Peach, Pink and Lime Cardstock, Buttons and Striped Straws

TOOLS: Heat Gun, Trimmer, Scissors, Ruler and Pencil

Come back and visit the TCW Blog soon!

Tami Sanders… The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

Cristin + PanPastels

I love Cristin Grønnslett. And I love PanPastels!  What could be better than putting them together with our stencils??

Doesn’t this just look delicious? Yes, you need all of those colors. And yes, you need their Sofft applicators (don’t cheap-out and think you can get away with some flimsy make-up sponge. You can’t!!)  After you wish for all of our stencils, add PanPastels to your wishlist this holiday season.

You can thank me later.

Galatos and Stencils

Pattern Strips TCW317

Have you discovered Christine, of Scrap Time yet? She has her finger on the pulse of our industry and always knows what’s new and innovative.  Here are some wonderful pieces she’s done using Faber-Castell Craft Gelatos and our stencils.

Spilled Hearts TCW306

And the best part is that it’s all on video!  Check out the tutorial below and then scroll through her past videos.  Enjoy!