Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Fourth of July Flair

Here is a simple, easy, and cheap decoration for the Fourth of July:




If you would like to use the above, phrase feel free to use the picture bellow... but you can always use a phrase or quote that you like that best represents the Fourth of July : ).


What you need:
  • Phrase
  • Frame
  • Paper cutter board or scissor and ruler
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Stick glue
  • Low temp. glue gun
  • Scotch tape

How to make Pinwheels:

Cut your paper into a square. I used 4" 3" and 2&1/2" squares but you can make yours whatever size you wish. 



If you want your pinwheel to be colorful on the inside and outside, then using the stick glue, glue two pieces of the same size square papers together.



Start by folding one corner to the corner directly across from it, making a triangle.



Open up the fold and repeat with the other two corners. Then open up again. It should look like this when you are finished:



Next, cut along each fold, stopping about half an inch or so from the center.



At this point you have kind of made four triangles. Take the same corner of each triangle and bring them to the center (see arrows in below picture).



I did this one at a time and glued each corner to the center with my hot glue gun. You could put something in the center, like a star sticker, to hide the glue in the center. Or you could also use a pin to secure the corners in the center.



Okay you are done with one pinwheel! I don't have a finished pinwheel picture... whoops, but I'm sure you know what one looks like.

To finish the project make a few more pinwheels in various sizes. Then attach the pinwheels onto your frame. I did this with the Scotch tape because I didn't want the pinwheels to be permanent.

Done!


 See {I told you} simple, easy, and cheap!

2 comments:

  1. This is fantastic! I hope you'll add this to my Patriotic Project Parade going on now through July 4th!

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/06/patriotic-project-parade-linky-party.html

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  2. That is super cute with those adorable pinwheels! Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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