Friday, July 3, 2009

Patriotic Pinwheel Wreath


With little time and energy remaining, we still wanted to celebrate this 4th of July weekend somehow. So my wheels were turning and I came up with this simple craft to decorate our door. Here are the 6 supplies we used:

- 1 paper plate, center cut out, 1-inch rim remaining
- hole punch
- scissors
- 8 brass fasteners
- white printer paper
- red construction paper

We made 4 squares from one piece of red construction paper. I found a printable pinwheel template at the Family Fun website, and made pinwheels. We punched holes in each pinwheel, pushed brass fasteners through, and then attached them through 8 evenly-spaced holes I had punched around the plate. Voila--a patriotic pinwheel wreath!



This idea was featured at Tip Junkie in May of  2010 and is also linked to:
SYS Thurs

5 comments:

Sarah @HarriganHowdy said...

Oh, I love this!! Saw it on the Tip Junkie today. Too cute... I'm definitely going to try this with my kiddos. Thank you!

HoosierHomemade said...

I shared your wreath with my readers for the Fourth of July Party!
http://itsablogparty.com/fourth-of-july-party/

Happy Fourth!
~Liz

Kimberly said...

Ah! I love pinwheels. They're so fun and totally make me want to be a kid again.

Rachel said...

This is such a cute project for Summer! I've linked to it from my site here:

http://www.allfreeholidaycrafts.com/Memorial-Day-Crafts/Patriotic-Pinwheel-Wreath

Please let me know if it's okay to link to your projects in the future.

Thanks!
--
Rachel Bernstein, Editor
rbernstein@primecp.com

Mandy Coffey said...

So cute! I'd love for you to come link it up at my Memorial Day link party beginning tomorrow (oh and any other patriotic creations you might have!) www.smallfineprint.com