1.30.2012

Pinwheels...Spinning with Possibilities

It was that time again...time to get an amazing new die from Lifestyle Crafts Spring 2012 Spring Core Collection. I saw this adorable pinwheel and had to have it! I love pinwheels...both of my kids love pinwheels...it seemed perfect.

First I made a wreath - it was time to let the pine branches on the door go (yep, I will admit it...Christmas was still alive on the front door).



Supplies
  • Lifestyle Crafts, Pinwheel Die (Don't forget these dies work in all manual die cutters!)
  • Paper (cardstock) - Solid paper or double sided paper works best - you will see both sides of the die.
  • Brad or fastener of some sort (I used brads and small wire nails)
  • Buttons or jewels or embellishments for center (the dies comes with 2 cute little flowers that are great in the center too)
  • Ribbon - 2 to 3 colors
  • Wreath form (I used a moss covered one)



Equipment

  • Lifestyle Crafts Epic 6 with die cutting equipment
  • Hot glue gun



DIY IT: WREATH!

  • Cut out your dies in your pretty paper


  • Assemble Place brad/nail through the holes in order




  • Spread brad out to hold in place
  • Use the hot glue to place a small dot on the button and press in the center to cover top of brad (or use decorative brads)
  • Place pinwheels to you liking and use a hot glue gun to affix them to the wreath. 
  • NOTE: I added on length of ribbon to the back of the center pinwheel and then also attached to pinwheels to the bottom of the hanging ribbon.
  • I also applied to length of 2 different ribbons to the back of the wreath (optional).

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Pinwheels and Pretzels


When Jules saw what I was making she asked if I would make them for her preschool class because it was her turn to be "child of the day (i.e., we bring the snack). So I decided to put together these pinwheels with some pretzel rods (we all happen to love those too).

These treats are perfectly fun and give us a hint that Spring is in the air (although we have had amazing weather the last few days!)!


Here's what I did for the pretzels and regular pinwheels:
Supplies

  • Lifestyle Crafts, Pinwheel Die
  • Paper (cardstock) - Solid paper or double sided paper works best - you will see both sides of the die.
  • Brad or fastener of some sort (I used brads and small wire nails)
  • Wooden dowels, cut to 12" (make it easier on yourself and just go to the baking aisle and buy the dowels they use for cakes - already sanded, cut and ready to go - height may vary)
  • Paper/Washi Tape (I used it to cover the edge/end of my pinwheel stick and the entire stick) - much easier than painting.
  • Pretzel Rods, candy melts, sprinkles (grab the HOW TO on the Pretzel Fries post - just don't break the pretzel in half) Pretzel food bag (available at craft stores).



Equipment

  • Lifestyle Crafts Epic 6 with die cutting equipment
  • Small hammer



DIY IT: Pinwheels and Pretzels!

  • If making pinwheels with dowel,  wrap dowel in Washi Tape (optional- just adds some more "pretty" to it!)
  • Cut out your dies in your pretty paper
  • Assemble Place brad/nail through the holes in order
  • Spread brad out to hold in place
OR
  • Hold and push nail into the end of the dowel (about 3/4" down from the top) and use a lightweight hammer to pound nail in - DO NOT HAMMER ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE DOWEL
  • Embellish your pinwheel with a button center (or use the cute flowers that are part of the die) and you are done!



There ya have it super sweet pinwheels.


Now, you can either use the complete pinwheel as part of
the wrapping of the pretzel rod or tie just the paper pinwheel portion
to the packaging of the rod and create a Pinwheel Pretzel.
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I have a banner and another treat in the works with these pinwheels that I will show you soon - I have a feeling it will be pinwheel palooza around here for awhile!


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5 comments :

  1. So very cute! I love pin wheels! So spring looking!

    Holly

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  2. I see why you just had to have and make these lovely super fun pinwheels. Very cheery and especially fun...

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  3. Soooo cute Holly!! I love that pinwheel die - it's so perfect for Spring! Your wreath is really cute and the pretzels are such a fun idea!

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  4. Very cute! Just in time for Spring!

    -Kendall
    {songbirdsandbuttons.blogspot.com}

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  5. Creative idea! Thanks for sharing.

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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