One of our favorite ScrapbookSteals girls has done it again! If you’ve been paying attention to our Facebook fan page you’ve undoubtedly seen the darling pinwheels adorning so many of the scrapbook pages. Brittany Perry shows us step by step how to create one of these fantastic summer embellishments for your own paper crafting projects.
Pinwheels are everywhere! You can’t look through a paper crafting magazine or website without seeing them. I think they are a great alternative to flowers—and totally something that can be used on boy and girl layouts and cards! I am so glad to have something else I can use on my boys pages other than stars & buttons. And they’re SUPER easy and fast to make!
Step 1: Cut out a square of double sided paper. This one is 2.5″x2.5″.
Step 2: Lightly draw diagonal lines from corner to corner on the square.
Step 3: From each corner, cut about 1/2 – 2/3 of the way toward the center of the square. You don’t want to cut all the way, or it will make separate triangles, and you want them to all still be connected. If you want to ink the edges, the best time to do it is now, before you begin folding and gluing.
Step 4: Take one corner from each of the four new sections and fold it in so that it touches the center, and use adhesive to hold down the corner. I also used a foam square under each piece of folded paper, so that there would be some dimension and to help it hold better. Repeat with the same side/corner on each of the four sections.
Step 5: Finish off the center with a brad, button, or whatever else you like.
Thank you Brittany for another fantastic tutorial. Be sure to check in tomorrow for Mid Week Mojo and the announcement of the winners of the challenges from our online crop.
Have a great day!