Pinwheel Welcome Wreath

Pinwheel Welcome Wreath

Hello, friends.. Shellye here with you today!  After putting away my Spring wreaths this past week, I decided that I was in need of a new Summery wreath for our carport entry.  The idea of a pinwheel wreath caught my attention while visiting Pinterest, so I went from there!  You can use any type of wreath: straw, stryofoam, grapevine, etc. 

I kept this very simple by using sheets from the "Good Day Sunshine" 6X6 Paper Pad.  You can also cut your favorite 12X12 sheets to 6X6 size.  I've used a total of ten 6X6 sheets for this project.

Using a ruler and pencil, draw a line from one end to the opposite end and then repeat with the other side so that you have an "X" over the paper.  Next, I traced a small 1" circle around the center of the "X"...this gave me a guide of how far to cut the lines.

Using scissors or a paper trimmer, cut along each line up to the circle.  Next, use a 1/8" hole punch, make a hole at the RIGHT hand corner of each triangular flap.  Punch a hole at the center of the "X". 

Insert a large brad through each of the flap's holes and then through the center. 

I attached my pinwheels to a 14" grapevine wreath.  I wrapped a piece of thin gauged wire around (the backside of the pinwheel) the brad's prongs and then gave a good twist.  Thread the wire ends through the grapevine and twist together at the back of the wreath.

I also wanted a focal point to the wreath, so I covered a piece of scalloped chipboard and decorated with some pieces from the "Good Day Sunshine" Collection.

Make smaller pinwheels, larger pinwheels or a mix of both!  There are so many ideas for making these fun wreaths.  And because I work in Labor & Delivery, I also thought this design would be so cute as a "welcome baby" door hanger made with the new "Hello Baby" Collection :)

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