Its been a while since I blogged. The month of March is going by so fast and for our family its filled with birthdays, baseball season sign ups and tryouts and Easter being in March this year didn't help.
Harper turned one on March 25th and I can not believe my little girl is one already. I did a cake smash and birthday photoshoot ( I will be sharing that soon ) I have been working on her party all this month. Her first birthday is coming up this Saturday but I only have a few more things to make and I need to start setting up and of course I need to do the food and last minute party store for balloons, cups and plates.
For a fun and easy spring birthday party decoration I made pinwheels. I've made many before, including tiny ones for cupcakes.
For these I found a kit that includes pinwheel attachments, the sticks, plastic parts to make them spin. It was under $3 at Michaels Arts and Crafts.
There are other ways of making them without the kit
What you need
1. Paper, I went with a bunch of different designs and colors of the 12x12 scrapbook paper
2. Hole punch ( for the attachments you need a hole the size of a standard hole punch )
3. a paper creaser
I first cut my paper down to size with a paper cutter. I did 6x6 for the biggest and 4x4 for the smallest paper, since i'm using two pieces for each pinwheel.
I forgot to take a photos of some parts -
You then fold the paper from one corner to the other and then fold again ( this creates a crease to show where you need to cut.
Then open back up to the first fold and punch a hole in the middle.
Open up fully and punch in a corner of each side, only one hole on the same corner for each section.
Then cut where the crease is at each corner, make sure not to cut through the middle
Now do this to all the papers your using
If using a kit with pinwheel attachments follow the directions on how to set it up.
Add your biggest piece of paper and fold the corner with the hole punch over, then do this for each corner. Then add your smallest paper and do the same. Add the button that comes with the kit and push it in.
There are so many fun add ons you can do, for this pinwheel I attached a one cut out over a gold foil circle using hot glue. You can use double sided paper or make your own by using spray glue.
These are not for outside but you can buy waterproof paper to make ones outdoor friendly.
I hope you enjoyed my pinwheels. I will be sharing some more of Harpers first birthday party decorations as well.