Giant Paper Pinwheels DIY-
With the warmer weather temperatures on the rise we are spending a lot more time outside. Preparing our yards and gardens for the new season. Imagination and crafty creations for the yard and garden have begun. I have been busy filling my planter pots with pretty blooms, hubby has all of the veggies planted and we can already see some lettuce that will soon be on our table. Our bistro set is out but no decorating in the yard yet. The lovely Melissa from Lulu the Baker is my special guest today and she has a fun decoration diy for your garden or yard, a Giant Paper Pinwheels diy. Melissa aka Lulu is a talented cook and crafter and you can find so many wonderful things shared on her blog Lulu The Baker.
Hi Everyone! I’m Melissa from Lulu the Baker, and I’m so thrilled to be here on Katherine’s Corner today with a fun, easy, and festive DIY project. When Katherine invited me to guest post, I knew right away that I wanted to do a really cute, summery craft, and I almost immediately decided to make these big, beautiful paper pinwheels. Since they’re on sturdy 3/8″ dowels, they can easily be placed in the ground outside or in large planters, and their large, 15″ size makes quite a statement! They’d look so cute lining a walkway for a summer party or picnic!
12″ square scrapbooking paper, heavy weight, with prints on both sides
3/8″ x 36″ wood dowels
a small hole punch
a hammer (optional)
1. Using the ruler, find and mark the very center of a piece of scrapbooking paper.
2. Line the ruler up from the center point to one corner of the paper. Draw a straight line from the center to the corner, making a small mark 3 inches away from the center. Repeat with the other 3 corners.
3. Using the scissors, cut carefully from each corner toward the center, stopping at the small you made 3 inches from the center.
4. Using the pencil, poke a hole through the center point.
5. Using the hole punch, punch a small hole in either the left or right half of each corner. Be consistent. Poke holes on either each left half, or each right half.
6. Using a thumb tack, poke a hole about 1/2″ from one end of a wood dowel.
7. Thread each corner of the paper with a hole poked in it onto the thumb tack, then put the thumb tack through the center hole in the paper, then push it into the hole you poked in the dowel.
8. Push the other end of the dowel into the ground, using a hammer to gently tap the top of the dowel if necessary. All done!
Melissa, thank you for sharing your craftiness with us today. I am planning on adding a few of your sweet pinwheels to my planter pots. I invite you to grab the I was featured button from my button page.
Have you started adding things to your yard and garden yet?
See you at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. You can start linking up tomorrow at 8pm (MST).