Pinwheels are the perfect wedding favour. They always get a smile..no matter what your age is! Pinwheels are inexpensive, easy to make and can be custom made to suit your special day.
What you’ll need:
12×12 card stock paper
hot glue gun
small finishing nails
crepe paper roll
1. Fold your 12×12 sheet in half, and then in half again. You will have four square pieces of paper.
2. Fold squares into triangles one way, then fold the other way, so you have creases running point to point.
3. Cut along crease, but stop about 1 inch from centre of paper.
4. Poke nail through one of the points. Grab every second point and poke the nail through…
Until you have four ends gathered and secured with the nail.
5. Poke the nail through to the back of the pinwheel and drop on a small bead.
6. I learnt that it is wise to pre-hammer a bit of a hole before trying to attach the pinwheel. Once your holes are made, lightly tap the nail into the hole of the dowel.
You can tie on hang tags with the Bride and Groom names, or simple wedding phrases.
At this point, you could call it a day, or buy some stickers of jewels to adorn the centres. But, as I was rummaging through my three year old daughter’s craft barrel for beads, I found some crepe paper.
She insisted on helping, which only goes to show how easy it is to do. Wrap some frayed crepe paper tightly around a piece of dowel. A pretty flower will form, and you can stop when you feel it’s big enough. Slip it off the end, snip off half the stem, and hot glue it to the centre of the pinwheel. But, be careful not to glue it to the nail — go just to the side of it so the pinwheel can still spin.
Now that’s happy. Even pinwheels like to accessorize.