April 4, 2011

Obsessed With: Felt Pinwheels

I'm absolutely loving little felt pinwheels lately! What a cute and whimsical touch for a wedding or bridal shower, right?! I attached mine to a little stick to use as a cupcake topper. {Cupcakes not pictured because I'm out of eggs. Womp, womp!}

These are super simple to make and I'm going to show you how in 9 quick steps.

Step 1: Cut a small square of felt as your outside color. Mine is 1.75 x 1.75, but you can make yours any size depending on your project.

Step 2: Cut a second small square, smaller than the first square. Mine was 1.50 inches x 1.50.

Step 3: Glue the second square to the first. A single dot in the center will do it. =]

Step 4: Cut diagonal down each corner, but DON'T cut through all the way!

Step 5: Place another dot of hot glue in the center of your squares. Get ready to fold down each same side corner to the center.

Step 6: Glue down four corners. Use more glue if need be, don't worry if it doesn't look pretty.

Step 7: Make sure all four corners are secure.

Step 8: Hot glue a button to the center. Almost finished!

Step 9: Cut a little square {or rectangle or triangle, whatever!} of felt and use it to glue your stick to the back of your pinwheel. You're finished! Enjoy!

*This project was inspired by an amazing Etsy seller I found: Mayi Carles.

3 comments:

CecilB said...

What a great idea, supercute. Might use that for some easter decorations :D Thank you!

Layla said...

I'm definitely making one of these into a brooch! Thank you for sharing.

M said...

I might have to rig it with paper and a pin for little Saul Head to play with since it's so windy! Love it! Too Cute.