Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Orange and black.

Halloween Pinwheels Tutorial

I saw something similar to these when I went to a scrapbooking store a few weeks ago and decided to re-create them at home. Here's how I did it:
  • Buy a pack of double-sided scrapbooking paper (I bought a square pack, so I  could just cut once diagonally to get triangles).
  • Cut the paper into various size triangles, depending on how big or small you want your pinwheels.
  • Glue the corners of your triangles together using hotglue to form a pinwheel (Make sure all of your triangle points are circling in the same direction, or it may look funny).
  • To make the edges curl, wrap the paper around a pencil for a few seconds.
  • Hot glue buttons on the center of the pinwheel from both sides.
  • Use a needle to poke a hole on one of the triangles of the pinwheel.
  • String fishing line through the hole and tie a knot.
  • Then wrap the other end of the fishing line around a thumbtack and pin to the ceiling at varying heights.
I think it's best to hang them in a place where you'll be able to enjoy them from both sides. Because I took the door off the frame between my craft corner and the kitchen (it took up too much space!), I figured this was the perfect area to hang mine.

I think these are so fun and they'd be really easy to recreate for any holiday.

Happy crafting!