Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Fun Pinwheel Wreath

I've been wanting to make a new wreath for our front porch so I was perusing Pinterest and spotted THIS flip flop wreath which I originally planned to make until I found bright shiny pinwheels at WalMart and changed my mind!
I bought one of every color they had for a total of seven pinwheels.  They were a $1 each.  The checkout lady thought maybe we had gofers and were trying to scare them away with the pinwheels! LOL!
I went to Michael's and bought this 18" heavy cardboard wreath form.  It was about $4 which seems like a lot for cardboard, but like I said its heavy and I knew it would hold up from year to year.
I love this picture!  I'm thinking I may go back and get more pinwheels to make a bouquet of them for the dining room table. So pretty!
I laid them out to get my spacing.  At first I thought I didn't have enough, but after I got to gluing them down I decided I like the space peeking through.  I suppose if you wanted it fuller you could add another pinwheel or two.
Next I got out my handy dandy pink needle nose pliers and clipped off the handle/stick.  The plastic is soft enough that it just snaps right off.
Next I used plain ole party streamer crepe paper in a bright green color and wrapped my cardboard wreath form.  I used a dot of hot glue to hold the beginning and then just wrapped. Finished it off with one more dot of glue.  Next I glued the pinwheels on. I glued the center first and then I glued a fin on each side to hold it tight.
Here it is out on our front porch hanging on my .50 cent tall and skinny shutter.  The things you find at yard sales!
It's hanging out on our front door now and I really enjoy seeing it when I'm out there watering all the plants.  Maybe I'll still make a flip flop wreath.  Have you made a new wreath for your door lately?

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!

I'm Linking to:

Sunday
Under the Table and Dreaming by Stephanie Lynn
, The Self Sufficient Home Acre , The Chicken Chick
 
Monday
Craft-O-Maniac, Between Naps on the Porch, DIY Home Sweet Home
, Keeping it  Simple , The Dedicated House, Skip to my Lou
Married Filing JointlyHome Coming
 

Tuesday
Not Just a Housewife, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia,  Sugar Bee CraftsNew NostalgiaIt's your Life


Wednesday
Lil’ Luna, Clean and Scentsible, Lady Behind the CurtainFamily Home and Life,  Ducks n a Row


Thursday
 Bloom,  Two Yellow Birds DecorThe Busy B'sThe Taylor House.  52 Mantels,  Domesblissity

Friday 
Tatertots and Jello,  Five Simple Things,  Craftionary,  Diana Rambles

Saturday 

Angels HomesteadPositively Splendid,  I Heart Nap TimeOr So She Says Your Homebased Mom What's Cooking with Ruthie 

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5 comments:

  1. I'm your neighbor at Between Naps. Glad I stopped in because your wreath is really cute.

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  2. Super cute idea. Thanks for linking up to The DIY'ers!

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  3. What a clever idea...love your wreath! Thanks so much for visiting!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  4. So cute! Thanks so much for sharing on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!
    Hope to see you again tomorrow at:
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/05/thecreativehomeacrehom17.html

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  5. What a creative and fun craft project! Thanks so much for sharing at Saturday Spotlight.

    April
    Angels Homestead

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