I have been wanting to learn how to make paper pinwheels for awhile now, so that’s what the post today is all about! Pinwheels are a fun way to decorate handmade cards, scrapbook pages, and can also be used as party decorations or in place of bows on gift boxes.
Hero Arts has an awesome picture tutorial on their website. I have included a link at the bottom of this post to their instructions. However, I have also found a quick two minute video tutorial from KI Memories that I think is helpful. Here it is…
Here are the highlights from the video:
First, use double-sided paper. You can also use plain light weight card stock and decorate it with stamped designs.
You will want to cut your paper or card stock into a square. In the video, she cut various sizes for her scrapbook layout, ranging from 2.5 inches to 4 inches.
From all four corners, cut in towards the center of the paper, making sure not to cut all the way through the square. Fold in every other corner, adding just a little adhesive to hold in place. Once the corners are folded in, use a paper piercer to poke a hold through the center. Use a mini brad or other embellishment to hold the paper together. You can then flatten the paper or leave as-is for dimension.
That’s all there is to it! Super simple, don’t you think? I can’t wait to try out this technique! Tami at Hero Arts offers a few other tips, so make sure to also check out her tutorial too…
SCRAPLIFTER SOURCE: Paper Pinwheels Tutorial by Tami Hartley at Hero Arts