Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pinwheel Tutorial for Scrapgal!

My pinwheel tutorial should be up on the Scrapgal blog today, but I am going to share it with you here as well :) I used my pinwheels to create flowers for my layout. Ribbons for my stems and Doodlebug polka dot glitter cardstock for the the stem leaves :). The patterned paper is all by American Crafts. As are the large letter stickers.

I saw a tutorial in Scrapbooks Etc...this month on how to make pinwheels to put on display and thought they would make a great addition to a scrapbook page :)

April Step 1

1. You first need to cut your paper into an even square. My pinwheels on my end layout are 4x4 and 3x3. And you need to use double sided paper because both sides will be showing :)
Then use a ruler to draw a large "X" in the center on the back side.

April Step 2

Using scissors, you should cut a line almost up to the center leaving about a 1/2 inch before you reach the center point.

April Step 3

3. Punch a small hole in every other corner.

April Step 4

4. Begin folding in each corner with the punched hole...

April Step 5

until all the punched hole points meet at the center.

April Step 6

5. Then fasten with a brad :)

A great way to use leftover scraps of double sided scrapbook paper :)


  1. I was seriously JUST thinking I wanted to learn to make these for cards- THANK you for the quick tutorial, I'm on it!

  2. (and P.S. yours are adorable!)

  3. Oh I love those pinwheels!! :) Great layout too!