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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Felt Wreaths for Spring

So on Friday, I had a regular doctor's appointment. I had mentioned it to my mother-in-law in passing and she jumped at the chance to have Hazel over. I thought it was just for the appointment and that day she let me know she wanted Hazel for the day. So much for my plans for the day. It caused a bit of friction, but our relationship is rocky to begin with so I didn't want to make it worse. I decided I should do something for myself instead of just doing one of the many chores on my to do list. The night before I had seen a great project on Pinterest. I traced back the original to Loopy Loop Creations (not sure how I missed the original post). Here is what I made.
Hazel loves pinwheels so I thought this would be perfect for our front door. I followed the tutorial on Loopy Loop Creations for the first one, but I got to thinking since I was pinning the pinwheels on why not make a red, white, and blue one for the summer holidays and also made one for our friends who had their daughter Memorial Day weekend and her first birthday party is red, white and blue themed this memorial day. For these I decided to sew the pinwheels instead of hot gluing. It took a little longer, but I like them better. Using the hot glue you could easily do these out of paper and onto a paper plate ring.
To sew the pinwheels start in the same way with a 4 inch square with slits on the diagonals.
With a needle and thread stick it through the middle of the square and fold one corner onto the needle.
Then fold the next corner onto the needle.
Repeat with the other two corners and take a small stitch.
Then sew a button onto the middle of your pinwheel. (Sorry for the blurry picture.)
Now you pin them onto a stryafoam wreath in whatever order you want. I found that I used 18 pinwheels on the 9 inch wreaths. Then you can change it to whatever colors fit the season.
I had some extra felt pinwheels so I pinned one onto an unsharpened pencil for Hazel to have one. It doesn't twist real easily, but she likes it.
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10 comments:

  1. How fun and adorable! I love it! Great job!

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  2. Beautiful pinwheel wreaths - so bright and cheery. And good for you taking some time to enjoy something for yourself rather than doing chores (they'll always keep!).

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  3. These are great! It would be lovely if you'd like to share this with our spring carnival. :) http://sunnydaytodaymama.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/all-year-round-blog-carnival-spring.html

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  4. Really cute idea! Thanks for sharing this it will be perfect for the up coming holidays and also for friends to have for this summer. Sandy

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  5. Pinwheels! How cute! Thanks for sharing, I love this wreath!

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  6. I love this! Pinwheels are so cute and springy. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

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  7. Wow! The wreaths turned out so beautifully. That was so nice of you to make one for your friend's daughter's birthday too.

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  8. This is adorable! I love the colors, so nice for spring!

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