Spring is in the air! I love this time of year… flowers, fresh air, and it’s also time to honor all the wonderful women in our lives on Mother’s Day. Today, I’m going to show you how to make photo pinwheels that could be tucked into a bouquet of beautiful flowers or attached as a tag on a gift.
- Digi-papers – Calm and Content, Kellie Mize at The DigiChick, photo paper
- Chopsticks (or plastic straw if using for an arrangement in water)
- 1 inch circle punch
- decorative border punch
- adhesive – tape runner and adhesive dots
- establishments (optional)
Let’s get started, shall we? First find the photos that you would like to use for the front of the flower. Punch out the face and also punch out another circle out of scrap paper or the scrap from your photo, this circle will be taped to the back of the flower for structure.
Next, select your favorite papers and print out a strip measuring 1.5 inches by 11. To add a little flair, punch a border using a decorative border punch.
Now, we’ll create the flower by folding the paper back and forth (about 1/2 inch or so) until you are to the end. Oh, that brings back memories of paper accordion fans I created as a child. *grin*
Then, using the tape runner (or your favorite adhesive), tape the two ends together.
Next, we fold back together, holding the center together, flare the die-cut edge out. Place an adhesive dot in the center to keep the folds together.
Now, place the spare circle from the first step and attach to the adhesive dot on the back of the flower.
Place an adhesive dot on a wood dowel, or chopstick which is what I used, and place it between a fold on the back of the flower. Note: if you will be using the flower in a bouquet you may want to use a plastic straw.
Finally, add the photo to the front of the flower and embellish.
Aren’t they the cutest? Thank you so much for stopping by!
Other Articles by Rebecca (MamaBee):
- Thankful Turkey - November 7th, 2011
- Pumpkin Sucker Toppers - October 22nd, 2011
- On the Go Coloring Book - September 12th, 2011
- Party Blowers! - August 8th, 2011
- Celebrate the Liberty with Paper Binoculars! - July 1st, 2011