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Pretty Paper Pinwheel Wreath

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Evoke memories of childhood fun with this clever, pretty paper pinwheel wreath.  Whether you hang it in your beach house in summertime or on your front door in the middle of winter, it's sure to bring playful smiles to everyone's faces.  This pretty paper pinwheel wreath is a great way to show off all your favorite paper scraps and is light weight enough to hang on the wall or on a door.

Pretty Paper Pinwheel Wreath

Materials:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam Wreath, 12" x 2 1/2" x 1"
  • Single- or double-sided scrapbook paper assortment, including one sheet of solid red
  • Craft knife with sharp blade
  • Circle punch, 1/2"
  • Scissors and/or paper trimmer
  • Metal-edged ruler
  • Pencil
  • Medium flat paintbrush
  • Disposable palette
  • Paper paste
  • Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
  • Red grosgrain ribbon, 1" x 8"
  • Red acrylic paint
  • Water basin
  • Paper towels
  • Pretty Paper Pinwheel Wreath pattern

 

Instructions:

  1. Paint foam wreath red; let dry.
     
  2. Cut ten 5" squares from double-sided paper. If using single-sided papers, paste two sheets together back to back before cutting squares; let dry.
     
  3. To create pinwheels, refer to Diagram 1. Use pencil to mark 2-1/2" lines from corners of paper squares toward centers. Use craft knife and metal-edged ruler, or other cutting tool, to cut paper squares along these lines; do not cut all the way to center. Bring left corner of each side down to center and secure with glue gun.
     
  4. Punch ten 1/2" circles from solid red paper and glue to centers of pinwheels. Glue pinwheels side by side to wreath.
     
  5. Glue ribbon ends together to create hanging loop; glue ends to top center back of wreath.

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I haven't done this but sure is cute.

I love pinwheels!! They are so bright and cheerful. I love to craft with paper.

Love this! Papercrafting is my thing. I wish I knew how to crochet but my mother who is master at it was left handed and I'm not so she could never teach me:-)

I love all things papercrafting

I crochet but do not like to make clothes. love the wreath.

Love, love, love papercrafting.....I couldn't crochet to save my life.

This is so cute, and I would probably attempt it.... AFTER I finish the crochet project shown!! :)

Love papercrafts!

I crochet but would love to make this wreath with my grandkids!!!!!!

I crochet but would love to make this wreath with my grandkids!!!!!!

Cute project. Prefer to crochet though.

I want to give this one a try - would look great on my front door next summer/spring

This looks like a very cute addition to a door---I am imagining one on every door made with Christmas scrapbook paper!

This would be great in my daughter's room! Although I prefer crochet, I do paper crafts when the right project comes along.

I like paper crafts too but I tend towards crochet!

I love working with paper but never got the hang of origami. This is similar yet easy to do...I think I'll try it with my neices & nephews! Especially love the bright colors...brings a smile to my face! <3

My Sunday School kids would love this!!

I love to crochet but this is a wonderful use of paper. I am not into paper folding but I might have to try this anyway.

Very cute!! Loved making pinwheels when I was a kid. Makes a nice project for the kiddos when they get bored. You could get some of those decorative brads for the center circle. Loved making pinwheels when I was a kid.

I am into crochet, BUT this is gorgeous!!!! Love the bright colors, could be easily adapted to any color scheme and should be easy. I remember making pinwheels as a kid so this take me back to my childhood. LOVE IT!!!!

I think this one of the cutest wreaths I have seen, Just think how you could change the looks by usingdifferent papers.

Love this - adorable, inexpensive, quick and easy!

I haven't done very many paper crafts, although have made paper beads. This would be a fun one to do with the grandkids and for me too!

This is so much fun - I can see making it for many different seasons and holidays.

This is such a fun wreath--I like the pin wheels and the bright colors.

I love the colors in this wreath and pinwheels have always been a fav in our family. We can make this a family project as we have three generations in our household. Every time we see it it will bring back memories of time spent together.

I like this one and can do it with my grandchildren.

Can't wait until my daughter is old enough for projects like this!

Love this idea. Plan to make in patriotic colors for 4th of July.

This looks good but much simplier than the Peony wreath to do plus I prefer the Peony one in looks

I'm an activities director at a long term care facility, and we're making this project this month! I liked the colors and the whimsy of it, and I think they'll look great hanging on our resident's doors! Thanks for the gerat ideas, Fave Crafts!

Kinda cute, but also a little muddled in terms of the way the shapes relate to each other and the wreath as a whole. I'm rather tired of pinwheels. Would rather spend my time on other wreath ideas. Besides, the whole point of a pinwheel is to have it spin in the breeze. These won't spin or even look like they might spin. I like the papers though.

Loved this idea!

I love pin wheels. They are lovely in what ever motif you use, paper, fabric... They can be made to fit anytime of year depending on the pattern you use. If you can work really small you can make one to wear as a pin. I make them and coat them with puzzle fix and they last forever.

I think this is really cute. I will be making one for my front door.

I think it's cute, but I'd make a couple of changes. First I'd use fabric fused together to make the pinwheels. I'd also make kites out of fabric, with tails so there would be some movement. See, now I really want to make it!

So Cute and really fun to do with my grandson! thanks favecraft

How about using red,white and blue papers for patriotic holiday wreaths for the front door (inside or out) or as party decorations....and/or appropriate colors for other holidays?

I am going to make one of these using old calendar pages to make the pinwheels. Calendar pages also make great looking paper lanterns.

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