Pinwheels & spring time just go together, don’t they?  In the Spring we used to get new jump ropes, outdoor chalk, kites & pinwheels.  I guess my parents wanted me out of the house LOL.

This week over at Paper Craft Planet the 3D Project this week, 3d57,  is from Wendy, inspiring us to make Pinwheels.  I love that she used them as an embellishment on a card, so cute!  I couldn’t wait to try this, so I pulled out some K & Company Berry Sweet Patterned Paper.

I used an incredible outline template from Style me Pretty, well, to be honest, I drew it again so I could save it as an SVG file to have my Sure Cuts a lot Software cut a bunch in my Cricut Cutter machine.

EDITED:  Here is a link to the SVG I drew from Style Me Pretty’s beautiful template.  What can I say, svgs faster than scissors.

Did I mention how lazy I am with scissors?  It took me about 20 minutes to draw it, save it & cut it.  Probably faster if I had used scissors, but here’s what I had …

I made one with a brad, using my Crop-a-dile to punch the holes in the paper & in the popscicle stick.

The crop-a-dile does a really tidy punch, but with the brad, the pinwheel doesn’t spin.

So I made another, with a straight Pin, bent.

Make sure it has room to spin …

I used super sticky tape to hold the pin in place & make sure no fingers are hurt …

I covered the tape with patterned paper.

And then had two super cute pinwheels.  Wouldn’t they look great as a stir stick in a Cosmopolitan Drink for GNO?   Or party favors for a little girls party?

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6 Responses to “Pinwheels”

  • Hi Amy,
    These are such a fun project. Lovely! I wish I had a .GSD template file so I could cut them with my Silhouette. I guess I could use old fashioned scissors. LOL!

  • omgosh! Amy, you are amazing!!! Your project is GORGEOUS!!! And the photos…looks like they should be in a magazine! Awesome job!

  • Sam:

    Fabulous project Amy. These pinwheels look terrific!


  • Wow, Amy! These are Fantastic! You are one talented lady!

  • Hey Girlie! This is fabo. You amaze me with all the 3d stuff you do!

  • Crissie:

    OMG! Finally! I’ve been trying to figure out how to do this type of pinwheel but I kept finding the same one over and over. The one that is done by using a square of paper and splitting the corners. I was ready to give up. I tried to figure it put by cutting pieces of paper every shape I could to figure it out. But thanks to you now I can finally relax, unstress and use the template you so awesomely provided. Thank you soooo very much!

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