DIY: How to make a Pinwheel

For our Fall 2012 photo shoot our Marketing Manager thought it would be fun to incorporate a pinwheel into one of the looks. So I did my best to figure out how to make one and thought it would be fun to share with you!

This is an easy and quick craft. It would be fun to do with your kids or in my case with my niece.

Step 1: Grab a piece of 11" x 17" tabloid paper. We chose this fun print to match the Colorblock Warm Collection at the photo shoot.

Step 2: Take one corner and fold to the other edge of the paper. Cut off excess paper. This will create a square.

Step 3: Fold your square, corner to corner, then unfold. It will create an "X" on the paper.

Step 4: Cut where the diagonal fold marks are, but only cut about 1/3 of the way from the center.

Step 5: Bring each point into the center then stick a pin through all four points. Try to get the pin in the exact center so that it spins correctly.

Step 6: Stick the pin into a pencil eraser or stick.

And here is the final result... This is a pretty big pinwheel, so we ended up taping two pencils together to make it easier to hold.

This ended up being my favorite shot from the shoot. (and my favorite collection)

Pinwheels are super cute baby and wedding show decorations. Make a bunch of them in coordinating colors, in various sizes, and they act as adorable centerpieces.

I hope you enjoyed making a custom pinwheel! 

Amanda - Marketing Assistant 

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