When I first saw the news about this new series that one of my favorite bloggy friends is helping to host, I was excited to join in! Wreaths are taking over my free time it seems! ;) Blessedly.
Anyhow, with wreaths as the theme, I looked through some that I'd pinned through the past,
pinned some new ones and was finally enamored with this one:
I'm just drawn to pinwheels- I love how fun and catchy they are! This one also led me to a new blog that I think is pretty fun, Neverland Nook. They really have a great tutorial for these fun pinwheels and the wreath!
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 followed Sabrina's instructions exactly- 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 to the center the right side of some of them and the left side of 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 symetrical 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!