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Pinwheel, pinwheel spinning around….

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Pinwheel, pinwheel spinning around….

I have that stupid song stuck in my head. You remember the 80’s Nickelodeon show? This one? Yep, stuck in my head. Why, you ask? Because I’m making pinwheels. Yep. Pinwheels. I’m hosting a baby shower for my sister-in-law next weekend and I’m working on some of the decorations. I’ve seen these paper pinwheels all over Etsy and decided to give it a go. They’re turning out pretty cute, so I thought I’d do a post about them.

They’re actually pretty easy to make. They’d be even easier if I had double-sided paper. But I don’t. So I’m basically making some by gluing two sheets together. Fun times.

So, here’s what you do.

Start with two sheets of 12×12 scrap booking paper of what ever color/design you like. My color scheme is black and white and turquoise.

I then folded each sheet into fourths creating four smaller squares, and cut them out.

Now glue them together. Woohoo! (I cut them into smaller squares before gluing because I was afraid of not having enough glue to hold the edges in place if I glued them first.)

Now the fun begins. Grab your scissors and cut from each corner in towards the center.

At this point, I warmed up my glue gun. I put a little dab in the center of my paper and started folding and gluing.

Now find something to glue in the center to hide where they all came together. I used a fun glittery button on this one.

Here are some of the others.

My plan is to make them into a garland to string across my mantle. I plan to punch small holes in the top two corners and run a hemp cord through them. I’ll definitely post pictures when I get it all finished!