- Light printable card
- Digital decorative papers
- Craft knife / scissors
- Hole punch
- Glue/decorative brad (a metal pin with two prongs going down its stem - the top can be coloured or decorative)
- Decorative flower
- Fine liner pen
- Kebab skewers
- Green Spectrum Noir pen
- Print some sheets of decorative paper - the pinwheels will a have a much nicer finish if you print on both sides - the light printable card is perfect for the job.
- Trim the card to make a 19cm (7 1/2in) square. Using a pencil draw a faint line from corner to corner. From the centre point of the square measure 2cm (3/4in) and mark a small line.
- Using a craft knife or some scissors cut along the line up to the small marks made from the centre, it is important not to cut all the way. Using a hole punch make a hole in each corner and one in the middle.
- Simply glue the corners to the centre and then finish with a flower, button or even a gem. Before fastening together I also used a fine liner pen to add some faux stitching.
- Once you have taken the brad through each hole, secure the brad at the back of the pinwheel.
- As long as your piece of card is square you can make any size of pinwheel that you like. All the way down to 4cm (1 1/2in) if you wish.
- Finally add the pinwheels onto kebab skewers which should be coloured green using a Spectrum Noir pen, all ready to make into a display.
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