Sunday, March 25, 2012

Pinspired Pinwheel Wreath

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I'm just drawn to pinwheels- I love how fun and catchy they are! I originally got the idea for this wreath at Neverland Nook. 

I had this paper that I've kinda hung on to not wanting to cut apart except for just the right thing. Are you like that too at all? Things that I particularly like become sacred for some silly reason! Same goes for fabric! Anyhow, I thought this was just the thing that was worth using this paper for, ya know, more than a year after I bought it. For anyone interested, it's the Salt Air Collection from Cosmo Cricket :)

I have a tutorial for actually making these square style pinwheels within this post HERE.
Or you might try the circle style I recently made also, found HERE.

For this wreath, I used 5"x5" squares/pinwheels, pinned them into the foam wreath form with straight pins, hot glued buttons at the centers, then added a coordinating piece of ribbon for the hanger.


One thing that did perplex me a bit as I was getting it all laid out seemed to be the fact that not all my pinwheels were "turning" the same direction. As in, I had folded the right side to the center on some of them and the left side on others. That probably doesn't make any sense unless you've made these pinwheels! But, if you make your own, try to fold in one side or the other for all of them- I think it'll help when it comes to getting them all to fit just right on the form :)


Anyhow, there you have it! I love that this came together fast and really pops with color and "Springyness!" It's balanced and symmetrical enough, but not perfect or prim. Just plain fun really! I don't realistically have the time or the right space to create anything fancy, so this fits. :) Thanks for looking and have a great week!

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18 comments:

  1. Love, love, love your wreath! The colors are great!!!! Thanks for the mention! :) It's nice keeping up wih a new blogger "friend". :)

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  2. So Cute!! I might have to copy you!

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  3. I just love this! Pinwheels are so happy and fun!

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  4. This is so beautiful!!! Such a nice pop of color for Spring!!! xoxo- Rachel

    http://bubblynaturecreations.com/2012/03/diy-trailing-dogwood-wreath-pottery-barn-knock-off.html

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  5. This is a-dorable :) Saw it over at The Vintage Wanna Bee party. Have a lovely week!

    Kelly
    www.livelaughrowe.com

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  6. LOVE it!! just featured you on my FB page!

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  7. I love the wreath! It's so colorful. I would love for you to share this at my link party
    http://thewinthropchronicles.blogspot.com/2012/03/share-it-link-party-4.html

    p.s. I love the picture on your sidebar of your son picking his nose. I have two boys 2 and 4 and that is an image I see all the time. I'm glad to know I'm not alone:)

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  8. I love this "challenge". You did a great job on your wreath! Love it. I hope you will stop by and link this up to my Hippity Hop Easter Project Hop!

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/03/hippity-hop-easter-project-hop.html

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  9. love this wreath!! the buttons are the perfect touch, too! :) {found your post through talent tuesday}

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  10. lovely job! I love yours better than the orginal, great colors! Stopping by from the wreath blog hop at Ginger Snap Crafts. http://xsurvivingmotherhoodx.blogspot.com/2012/03/finally-something-craftyakaspring.html

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  11. Loving the colors you chose! Great idea for a wreath, too. Yours turned out so nice!

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  12. Oh my...this is a beautiful wreath! I am so going to make one of these!
    ~Tonia @ The Gunny Sack

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  13. Congrats on your win! I love this cheery wreath. Its so much fun and you did a great job!

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  14. Congratulations on winning!
    I love this wreath!
    It is so unique and sweet!

    I would love if you came by my Creative Inspirations party to link it up! I would love to see you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  15. Congratulations! I found your blog through Ginger Snap Crafts. I love your pinwheel wreath!

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  16. Sky-
    I love this wreath! I am going to make one with the paper that I have been hoarding for the "perfect project." I too do the same thing with fabric! Great job! Have a happy week!

    ♥Tausha
    sassystyleredesign.com

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  17. Hey Sky! I know you made this wreath a couple of years ago, but I wanted to let you know that I'm featuring it in my round up tomorrow with a link back to your post! (If you would rather not be featured, that's fine, just let me know.) I love it!

    Hugs,
    Katie @funhomethings.com

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