I love creating handmade embellishments for my scrapbooking layouts. Today I want to share with you a tutorial on how to make a fun glittered pinwheel. So, you will need:
Your favorite Authentique collection. I used the new Sweetness Collection
Mod Podge or other adhesive.
A brush to smear on the Mod Podge.
A small wood dowel of shish kabob stick.
Oh...don't forget the glitter!
Cut your paper down to a 4 1/2 x 1 1/2 inch square. Mine paper is double sided. It works best for these pinwheels.
Using a ruler, line up the corners and draw a line 1 3/4 inches from each corner.
Next, you will want to cut down each line you drew, so it looks like this.
Now, take your Mod Podge or other adhesive and start off by putting the adhesive on both side of the paper.
Dip both side into the glitter.
Do this to all the sides, front and back.
Now to make your pinwheel come to life. Fold one of the cut corner and glue it to the center of the square, just like the picture shows.
Alternate the cuts, fold them over and glue them to the center.
This is what it should look like when you have all of your alternating cuts glued to the center. Hold it down in the center to make sure it will stay.
Add your cute brad. This pinwheel is not meant to spin. It is just for looks.
Add it to your layout or other crafty project. Just adhere the wood dowel to the pinwheel.
I love how it added some whimsical fun to this already adorable Sweetness Collection. Thanks for popping in and taking a look at my tutorial today!
Sweetness Collection: Premium #SWE003, 6x6 Paper Bundle #SWE006, Novelty #SWE002, Components #SWE005
Glitter, Mod Podge, brad and shish kabob stick