Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

red & white paper pinwheels

These fun and festive pinwheels are great to make for any occasion.
Step 1

Paint your wood dowels with white multi-surface paint. Set aside to dry.

Step 2

Cut down a sheet of scrapbook paper to four 6" x 6" [15.24 cm x 15.24 cm] sheets.

Step 3

Turn one 6" x 6" [15.24 cm x 15.24 cm] sheet over, place your ruler diagonally across from one corner to the opposite corner and lightly draw a line connecting the corners.

Step 4

Repeat Step 3 for the other corner so you have a light “X” drawn on the back of your paper.
TIP: The centre of the “X” is the centre of your pinwheel.

Step 5

From one corner, cut on the line about halfway to the middle. Repeat for the remaining three corners.

Step 6

Poke a hole in the centre of the paper with a safety pin and pull up one corner flap. Make a hole in the corner of the flap where it meets the centre. Hold in place and pull the other corner flaps in and make small holes.

Step 7

Insert a brad through the four flaps and the centre; then open the prongs of the brad on the back to hold everything in place.

Step 8

Now, turn your pinwheel over. While holding everything in place, open the prongs of the brad and thread on a button. Take a 3-in-1 plier tool and bend the prongs over the button.
TIP: This will allow your pinwheel to spin. If you do not wish for it to spin, you can skip adding the button and glue the pinwheel directly to the dowel.

Step 9

Hot glue the button to the dowel.

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