So, I had some pretty handmade pinwheels laying around — yes I did — and I wanted to do something fabulous with them.
Here in the south, wreaths are an essential part of your decor. We hang them not only on our front doors, but from our kitchen cabinets, on our china cabinets and our TV armoires. And watch out at Christmas. We go wreath crazy.
I decided to whip up a pretty paper pinwheel wreath with all those pinwheels I had laying around!
I made my pinwheels from some pretty Stampin’ Up paper and button brads I had in my craft stash.
This was a Saturday mommy-found-a-few-spare-moment-project, so I didn’t take detailed tutorial photos. But you don’t need a tutorial to make one of these wreaths.
Just get yourself a styrofoam wreath form from the dollar store. Cut paper strips and wrap them around the outer edges of the wreath, gluing to secure. I also covered the front of my wreath form with scrapbook paper.
Then, start hot-gluing your pinwheels to the wreath form. I used pinwheels of varying sizes and layered them on top of one another.
Once I secured my pinwheels, I decided the wreath needed a little filler. So, I cut narrow strips of scrapbook paper and curled them around a pencil, then glued them in any holes. I also curled the tips of my pinwheels to give the wreath more dimension.
Speaking of wreaths, I’ve made quite a few over the past year. I have lots of doors!
Here are a few I’ve already shared on the blog:
My friend, Amanda’s sweet gum ball wreath
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