Monday, August 8, 2011

"O" is for Ornaments

Pinwheel ornaments.

Christmas is a few months away but these ornaments are going to the craft market at the beach next weekend.

I used the cake pop tower I had made here, changed out the ribbon and stuck in the ornaments.
Makes for a perfect display stand.

I had made the pinwheels for a 4th of July tree decoration:

You can see the how-to on the pinwheels here.

I plucked the pinwheels off the tree, added a ribbon, stick and banner and now they are ornaments:

Here's how I made the ornaments:

1. Follow the pinwheel construction in the post here.

2. Using bamboo skewers cut 4" pieces for the sticks:

3. Print out the banner tag and cut into strips:

4. Lay the pinwheel face down, apply hot glue, lay ribbon across pinwheel and then stick in center:

5. Wrap banner tag around stick, glue and trim ends:

Here's how I made the ribbon trim on the tower:

1. Cut 1 1/2" wide strips from blue fabric:

2. Sew strips together at short ends, press long raw edges in about 3/8":

3. Straight stitch down the middle making pleats as you go:

4. Hot glue the pleated trim onto edge of the tower:

5. Completed trim with ornaments:

So fun I want a whole pinwheel tree this Christmas.

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  1. too cute! I need to come up with my annual homemade ornament.


  2. How sweet Jaime - you've done a wonderful job, again!

  3. I love it on the Christmas tree! Very sweet.

  4. They are gorgeous and I would love to make them for Christmas! Great tutorial too-thanks so much!

    Best wishes,