Print out of digi papers – I used papers from Fresh Cut : The Collection - a collaboration by the Digichick Designers
Cutting tools – I used a paper cutter, you could also use scissors; I also used a circle punch for the centre embellishment
Adhesive – I used double sided tape
Stick to hold your pinwheel – I used a lollipop stick purchased from the craft store. In the past, I’ve also used straws. Craft knife or paper piercer to create the hole for the brad. (That’s where the “adult assistance” comes in if you’re creating this with kids!)
1) Select and print your digi patterned papers onto cardstock (double sided). I printed out two different patterns from the digikit onto my cardstock – I used Red River Paper’s 60 lb Premium Matte Plus 8.5″ x 11″ paper (as you can see on the second image…this is from their sample pack).
2) Cut the cardstock into a square. Being “economical in my efforts” (aka “lazy” LOL), I chose to make the square 8.5″ x 8.5″. To form the pinwheel, cut from each corner towards BUT NOT ALL THE WAY TO the centre of the paper. I outlined the cuts on the picture below.
3) Fold in one corner and adhere to centre with double sided tape. I always folded in the left hand corner of each wedge.
4) To finish it up – I punched a circle of the scrap cardstock for the centre of my pinwheel and inserted a brad. I pierced a notch in the long lollipop stick (this is the adult contribution to the craft if you’re creating with kids) and slid the brad legs through it, before opening them to secure it in place. You don’t want to attach the pinwheel to the stick too tightly or your pinwheel won’t spin.
Other Articles by Linda (yamstamps):
- Votive Covers - July 5th, 2010
- Personalized Travel Mug - June 14th, 2010
- Travel Challenge - with a Give Away! - May 23rd, 2010
- Quick Hybrid Album - May 10th, 2010
- Wedding Week Kick Off! - March 1st, 2010