How To Make Pinwheels {9 darling ways}

How to make pinwheels is easier than you think!  Here are nine darling ways to make a pinwheel as well as creative ways to use them.  Because really, what’s the point of paper crafts if you can’t show them off a bit.  {snicker}

**  Also, did you know that Tip Junkie has a brand new Paper Crafts site?  {squeal}

Make Pinwheels

Make Pinwheels

1.  Basic Way To Make Pinwheels – A pictured tutorial on how to make pinwheels using double-sided colored paper and grommet.  But you can also use a simple colored brad as well.

How To Make A Pinwheel

2.  How To Make A Pinwheel Cupcake Topper – Cupcake toppers are so cute and easy to make so here are a few shortcuts to achieving some of the trendiest looks using your Fiskars tools.

3.  Flower Pinwheel Paper Toy – Heather Bailey has hooked us up with this free downloadable template on how to make this fabulous flower pinwheel toy for photo ops or to play with.

Make a Pinwheel Garland

4.  Make a Pinwheel Garland – This garland would be such a cute addition to your outdoor garden party, baby shower, bridal shower, even as wedding decorations in matching wedding colors… perfect!

How To Make Pinwheels

How To Make Pinwheels

5.  How To Make Pinwheels Hair Clips – It is a fun and easy hair clip that anyone can make and are perfect for using up fabric scraps. I also found this tutorial for a darling little bobby pin look.

Pinwheel and Polka-Dot Party

6.  Pinwheel and Polka-Dot Party – I just adore all the little pinwheel elements that went into this party like the welcome sign that says “Spin Around back to see the birthday girl. {snicker}

make a pinwheel

7. How to Make Pinwheel Placemats – These fun  pinwheel placemats are a terrific project to complete with fabric scraps you might have lying around!

8.  DIY Pinwheel Baby Mobile – A picture tutorial on how to make this darling little mobile for a baby’s room.  They are inexpensive and simple to make.

9.  How to Make Pinwheel Wands – How to create a whole set of beautiful ribbon wands and pinwheels for decor or a dress up toy for your little one.

More Paper Crafts

Be sure to let me know if you make any of these pinwheels. Simply leave the link to your blog post in the comments, or upload a photo to the Tip Junkie Facebook page. I adore hearing from you. {{wink}}

Also, a huge thanks to all of these talented women for all your gorgeous pinwheel tutorials, feel free to grab my “I’ve been featured” button from Tip Junkie. You’ve earned it! {{high fives}}  If you have a paper tutorial over on your blog, be sure to submit it to the new Paper Crafts site!  I can’t wait to feature you.

Tip Junkie ~ Laurie Turk

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  1. you were just using them in house, but when I was child used them like fans. We take this pin wheel in hand and run around our house and it will spins fast.The third image was looking good.

  2. Oh my goodness I am in love with your sweet pinwheel ideas!! They are just the cutest things ever!
    I made some recently out of old hymnals and used them for my girl’s baby shower ~ they were so fun to stick all over ?

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