Sunday, June 12, 2011

"P" is for Pinwheel

July 4th pinwheel tree.



 Red, white and blue gets me every time.


I made 50 fabric pinwheels and attached them to a large branch.



I used glass ball headed straight pins to hold the pinwheel together in the center:



Here's how I did it:

1. Using scraps of red, white and blue fabrics I made about 50 pinwheels using this method.

2. I made 3", 2 1/2" and 2" squares for this tree.


3. After the fabric squares were ready I used a glass ball headed straight pin and stabbed through the four corners then down the middle to form the pinwheel:
* Before you stab down the middle dab some hot glue on your pin to keep it all in place.


4. Keeping about 1/8" of the pin shaft I bent off the remainder with pliers.


5. Apply hot glue and stab tiny pin shaft into branch:


Unfortunately my pinwheels don't actually spin but I like them just as they are.





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27 comments:

  1. This is so totally cute!! I might try this as well, but figure out a way to make them spin--its been pretty windy here so it might work! Love it love it!

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  2. This is too cute and festive!

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  3. Love this.....so creative. Thanks for the 'how to' as well!

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  4. Just discovering pinwheels and love yours! Thanks for the tutorial :-)

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  5. How fun is that? It's really cute, Jamie!

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  6. What a cute tree! I did one for Valentine's with various hearts, but I love the pinwheel idea. Now if I only had the time...

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  7. I love how you have dispayed the pinwheels! lovely centerpiece.

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  8. Great craft for the 4th! Hi! I'm your newest follower from the Monday hop. I hope you'll come visit me and follow me back at http://mommychosis.blogspot.com

    Thanks and have a wonderful week!

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  9. Jaime - you amaze me. I was in love with the berry sign and now this. Adorable!

    Jeanine

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  10. I love the pinwheel tree...thanks for sharing the tutorial!!!

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  11. Such a cute idea! You have me thinking abt making some larger ones and hanging them from our porch ceiling. My boys would love it!

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  12. I've heard of a bottle tree, but never a pinwheel tree. Very cute. It would be so fun for the fourth of July! We do an outdoor breakfast. Hmmm, maybe I'll have everyone make a pinwheel.
    Visiting from Wow us Weds.

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  13. This is darling Jaime! I bet when there is a breeze it is fun!
    Jen

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  14. I love the contrast between the insides and the outsides of your pinwheels. They are so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. I wonder if you used stiffy glue on them if they would spin? Totally cute idea I agree.

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  16. this is SOO cute!!! love it:) great tutorial

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  17. Really cute idea! I'm guessing you just ironed two different prints together with some fusible web?

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  18. So very cute! Thanks for sharing over here at Cottage Flora Thursday's! xoxo, tracie

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  19. Very cute and fun. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. That is so cool. I love it! Thanks for linking with Air Your Laundry Friday! xo Jami

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  21. THis is ADORABLE! Such a fun idea! I need to make some of these! I am your newest follower! Iwould love it if you stopped by and followed me back!

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  22. How cute is this!? I love pinwheels and the tree adds a great element. I hope you'll link up to my Patriotic Project Parade going on now through July 4th.

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