Summer Pinwheels & Cosmo Cricket Winner

Hi Everyone
Some pretty pinwheels to share today and don’t forget to check out and see if you won last week’s awesome giveaway!
These make fabulous decorations, party / shower invitations or you could make a bunch just to brighten up a room. These are all made with papers from the Sweet Day Collection from Echo Park Paper.

I cut these pinwheels using my Cameo, but you can certainly hand cut them or search online for free printables and templates too. Here is the link to the Cameo file – 3d flower pinwheel

Now there are some instructions on the Silhouette website as to how you can assemble your pinwheel to make it fully functional – but I decided to make it purely decorative – which was much easier.

Once you have cut your shape (with your machine or by hand) create the pinwheel shape by folding the petals over one at a time and threading the holes onto a pin, cocktail or upside down brad (which is what I used).  After a couple you will figure out the best technique for you – but I definitely suggest using a brad to secure all the petals together.

I then used some plain wooden buttons with bakers twine through the holes as a simple centre and hot glued the button to the centre of the flower.

To create the stem of the pinwheel, I covered a doweling rod in patterned paper and then hot glued that to the back.

Cosmo Cricket Winner

Last week you had the chance to win fabulous prize by commenting on my Cosmo Cricket Cards Post
I have some more awesome giveaways coming up – so make sure to become a follower of my Facebook Page so you can find out when the next one is!
The winner of the prize is: 

Tracey – email me here to find out how you can claim your prize.

Please leave a comment or email me with any questions
Lowri :-)
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  • Reply Miriam Prantner August 19, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Great pinwheels! Love that you covered the dowels too!

  • Reply cassie August 22, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    These pinwheels are awesome!

  • Reply Ruth H. August 24, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    These are so cute! I love pinwheels.

  • Reply Lil' Luna August 27, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    LOVE these pinwheels! Pinning now. :)

  • Reply Rachel August 31, 2012 at 3:51 AM

    These turned out so sweet!

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