Saturday, August 20, 2011

Pinwheel Centerpieces

This is a picture of the centerpieces from our elopement celebration last weekend. I again used the Domestic Goddess Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! The paper used for the pinwheel matched the tablecloths and dessert paper plates I purchased from iParty almost exactly. 

My original thought for purchasing the tiny picnic baskets was that I would put plastic utensils and napkins inside the picnic basket so it served a functional purpose. Let's just say between setting everything up that part never happened, but it was a good idea! At least I got the ruffled Calypso Coral ribbon tied around the handles.

The pinwheels are pretty easy to put together. I have made them before from a 2" x 2" piece of paper for a card. I doubled my size for this project and used a piece of paper at 4" x 4". I am a visual learner and there are some good videos out there and how to make a pinwheel. You begin my scoring your paper into a 'X' shape. Then you cut this 'X' shape all the way until you are about a 1/2" from the center. Then I found a good tip that you can put some snail adhesive on all the right corners and fold the corner towards the middle overlapping a little bit as you go around. After you have the pinwheel shape you can add a brad to hold it all together. I also added a small piece of cardstock before I added my brad. Since I had a bunch of small kids attending I just poked the brad through a plastic straw so this centerpiece would be kid friendly. I believe there are places online where you can buy a kit so the pinwheel can spin. 

Let me know if you have any questions.

Happy Stampin',

Stamps: None
Ink: None
Paper: Domestic Goddess Designer Series Paper & Calypso Coral cardstock
Other: Calypso Coral 3/8" ruffled ribbon, Printed 2010 In Color Designer Brads, plastic straw, mini picnic basket (purchased from local discount store)

1 comment:

  1. This is too cute!! I will be featuring this project on My Crafty Picks #31 with a link back to your blog on 8-28-11. Make sure to stop by on Sunday to check out all the picks and to pick up your Blog Badge for being featured!!

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    Take care
    Tiffany Bauer