Hello! Tami Sanders here with a fun project to share with you – a trio of pretty pastel pinwheels…
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…
Glue straws to the back of the pinwheels to finish them off.
TOOLS: Heat Gun, Trimmer, Scissors, Ruler and Pencil
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Tami Sanders… The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member