I must admit that these pinwheels aren’t truly wheels…they don’t actually spin! But they sure are cute, aren’t they? And they are so easy to make. I’m betting that you have tons of paper scraps in your craft collection—all you need to do is choose some coordinating colors and get started.
These pinwheels are perfect for a 4th of July cookout: put them in mason jars, glue them to ribbon to make a garland, place them down the middle of your picnic table, hang them from your deck railing…as usual, the possibilities are endless!
- scrapbook paper, cut into squares–I used 5″ squares for this example
- glue gun or tacky glue
- small embellishments for pinwheel centers, like buttons or beads
- draw 2 diagonal lines from each corner of the square
- measure and mark about 1 1/4″ from the center of the square on each of the intersecting lines
- cut along the pencil lines up to the 1 1/4″ mark
- glue every other corner to the center of the square
- glue buttons or beads to the center of the pinwheel
- optional: glue a wooden skewer or a chop stick to the back of the pinwheel
Talk about easy! That’s all there is to it—in a matter of minutes, you can have a batch of fun 4th of July pinwheels!