Pretty Paper Pinwheel Wreath


Evoke memories of childhood fun with this clever, pretty paper pinwheel wreath.  Whether you hang it in your beach house in summertime or on your front door in the middle of winter, it’s sure to bring playful smiles to everyone’s faces.  This pretty paper pinwheel wreath is a great way to show off all your favorite paper scraps and is light weight enough to hang on the wall or on a door.

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Materials:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam Wreath, 12″ x 2 1/2″ x 1″
  • Single- or double-sided scrapbook paper assortment, including one sheet of solid red
  • Craft knife with sharp blade
  • Circle punch, 1/2″
  • Scissors and/or paper trimmer
  • Metal-edged ruler
  • Pencil
  • Medium flat paintbrush
  • Disposable palette
  • Paper paste

Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks

  • Red grosgrain ribbon, 1″ x 8″
  • Red acrylic paint
  • Water basin
  • Paper towels

Instructions:

  1. Paint foam wreath red; let dry.
  2. Cut ten 5″ squares from double-sided paper. If using single-sided papers, paste two sheets together back to back before cutting squares; let dry.
  3. To create pinwheels, refer to Diagram 1. Use pencil to mark 2-1/2″ lines from corners of paper squares toward centers. Use craft knife and metal-edged ruler, or other cutting tool, to cut paper squares along these lines; do not cut all the way to center. Bring left corner of each side down to center and secure with glue gun.
  4. Punch ten 1/2″ circles from solid red paper and glue to centers of pinwheels. Glue pinwheels side by side to wreath.
  5. Glue ribbon ends together to create hanging loop; glue ends to top center back of wreath.

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