Monday, July 23, 2012

Pinwheels, Twine and Paper Flowers

I love the spring and summer, when everything is in bloom and so sunny and happy.  I thought I'd bring a little sunshine indoors with a vase of pretty paper flowers and colorful pinwheel.


I made this project as part of my design team work with Trendy Twine, where were are featuring Berry Red twine this month.

Pinwheels are super easy to make.  Start with a square of double-sided patterened paper, any size. I used a 5-inch square of the aptly named Sunshine and Happiness from Bella Blvd.  From each corner, cut halfway down and fold the corners over to the middle.


To decorate the pinwheel center, I used a circle of twine.  I started with a punched circle and a knot at one end of twine.  I added adhesive to the circle, put the knot in the center, then slowly and tightly wrapped the twine around knot until I covered the entire circle.


Set aside to dry, then add the circle to the middle of the pinwheel. To finish the pinwheel, add a stick or dowel to the back of the pinwheel.  I used fabric covered floral wire.

To make the paper flowers, I used buttons, patterned paper, chipboard and fabric covered floral wire. I threaded the wire through the button holes, then threaded on chipboard (with punched holes in the center) and paper flowers.


You can find many more ideas of creative ways to use twine on the Trendy Twine blog.  We also have a really fun challenge this month and you can find the details here. 

Linking this today to Tip Junkie.  Thanks for stopping by!


33 comments:

  1. very fun! love the twine center piece!

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  2. This is so pretty will look really nice on a window solos.
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  3. This showcases the twine so nicely, Izzy! Thanks for the instructions on how to make the pinwheel. I keep meaning to try to make one (or two or three, LOL!)

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  4. WOW!!! I am IN LOVE!!! I loveeeeeeeeee the idea of putting the twine circle in the middle!!! Just BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. I love this! Simply adorable! I need to go make one! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  6. love love love! thanx for the tutorial...

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  7. This is so Beautiful. Love it.

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  8. Love these pinwheels-thank you so much for the tutorial. I'm pinwheel challenged and seeing it helped me tremendously!

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  9. Wow, Izzy, this is so amazing. I love the flowers and the pinwheel. The colors are gorgeous, too. The twine in the center of the pinwheel and on the leaves is such a pretty accent.

    Lesley @ Trendy Twine

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  10. this is fabulous... I love the pinwheel flower and the twine center is my favorite.. Great colors of paper also... Thanks for sharing.

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  11. These are so fun! Love to be able to use my paper supplies to make stuff to decorate too. Great twine flower center. :)

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  12. Just gorgeous! I remember making pinwheels like that years ago for a scrappy project. I'd forgotten all about them. I may have to give them a try again soon!

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  13. I love the twine center for the pinwheel. So adorable!

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  14. This is totally adorable, Izzy!! Love how you used the twine!

    Have a great week!
    Heather Lynn

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  15. Thanks for the tutorial for you awesome project!

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  16. This is sooo sweet! Love how you used the twine in the centre of the pinwheel! This would be a bright and cheery addition to any room :)

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  17. Nice. I love thet patterns you chose.

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  18. I have the hardest time with pinwheels..my ends always tear when I try to put the brad in. Great little arrangement.

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  19. This is so pretty and fun! I need to play more with my twine, thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. Izzy...a lovely design! Love your vase and your creations, gorgeous :)

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  21. That twine in the center of the pinwheel is PERFECT!! Great stuff!!

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  22. Stunning Izzy. Love it. Hugs, Anita

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  23. I love these Izzy! I really love the little details on the leaves!!

    <3 Alyssa

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