Paper Pinwheel Tutorial

Difficulty Cost Time Age Person Event
$1 to $25
30 Minutes
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Create pretty paper pinwheels for cake toppers, non-traditional bouquets, dessert backdrops, centerpieces, and more. This fast and easy craft can be altered to fit any season or theme!

You Will Need...

  • Double-sided scrapbook paper
  • Metal Brads
  • Paper Straws

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1

    1. Cut your paper to 4 or 5 inch squares.
    2. Draw two lines, going from corner to corner, intersecting in the middle.
    3. Cut on the lines, stopping about 1/2″ from the middle.
    4. Make a hole in each upper left corner and in the middle of your paper.
    5. Push a brad through the outside of one corner, and repeat for all 4 corners.
    6. Push the brad through the center hole.
    7. Pinch the end of your paper straw and poke a hole through.
    8. Push the brad through the hole in the paper straw and open your brad to keep the pinwheel in place.


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