Sunday, January 30, 2011

Diy Pinwheels

I love these pinwheels! I found this tutorial on Evies blog... enjoy! 
What you need: 8.5 x 11 paper, hot glue gun, double sided transparent tape, cardboard from cereal box
Step 1: You’ll need 8 sheets of 8.5 x 11 paper to make a large pinwheel. Start by taking the paper (portrait, not landscape orientation) and accordion folding it, making the folds about 1 inch wide. (To speed up this process, you can fold two at a time.)
Step 2: After folding all 8 sheets, you’ll want to take them one by one and cut a round edge on one of the sides. Or you can skip this step, but I love mine looking a little bit curvier.
Step 3: Next start taping the folded pieces of paper together using your double sided tape.
Step 4: Continue step 3 until you have all 8 pieces taped together creating one long strip of folded paper.
Step 5: Fan out the strip in a round shape creating a circle and close it up using double sided tape.
Step 6: Cut out a circle of cardboard from a used cereal box and hot glue to the back of your pinwheel. This will give it stability and then you can punch a hole and hang it or press a thumb tack in to  stick it on the wall.
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