Sunday, July 12, 2015

CRAFT :: Summer Pinwheel Wreath

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Hi everyone!  It’s Wendy here from Scrappy Bags.  Are you looking for a fun summer wreath to welcome your guests?  I’ve got just the idea for you!  This is quick and easy and will take you no time at all.

You will need to gather:  a grapevine wreath, white spray paint, heavy two-sided cute scrapbook paper, cute buttons, a paper trimmer, scissors and a hot glue gun.

First, I took the grapevine wreath to the garage and spray painted it white.  Nice and easy!

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Next, you want to take your scrapbook paper and cut a bunch of squares.  I made my squares 5x5 inches in size.  You can make them any size you like.  You will need whatever number of pinwheels that you want to put on your wreath.  I needed seven pinwheels for a 24” wreath.

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The next step is to fold your squares in half and crease ever so slightly in the middle.  Fold two times ways so that you can create a “center mark” on your square.  Once you have your center, then cut a straight line from each of the four corners to approximately ¼ inch from the center point.  DO NOT cut the whole way to the point.
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It’s time to use the glue gun, so get it warmed up!  Put a small dab of hot glue in the center point of the pinwheel, then fold the first corner over to the center and continue with each corner until you have all four corners adhered in the middle.  You may need to add a little more glue as you go along.  Keep going until you have all of your pinwheels made.

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I thought the pinwheels needed a little something for the center to perk them up, so I added some cute buttons with hot glue.

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I let my pinwheels set for about 30 minutes.  Once they were set and dry, I added some hot glue to the back of the pinwheel and then attached them to the grapevine wreath.  That’s it!  You’re done – mine was hanging on my front door an hour later!

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Guest Contributor: Wendy Diem

Wendy is a stay at home mom living in Hershey, Pennsylvania, also know as the sweetest place on earth! 

She loves creating memory books and cards and would spend my whole day scrapbooking, but I do need to make time to take care of my family.  You know, those funthings like laundry, cleaning the house, etc.  

Back in March, 2012, she had the privilege of going to NYC as part of Martha Stewart’s Dreamers into Doers to attend some workshops and the live taping of her show.  She enjoyed meeting lots of wonderful entrepreneurial women.  What a great experience it was!

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