Pinwheels are fairly simple to make and look sweet and romantic as holiday decorations!
What you’ll need:
- sheet music
- 1/4 inch dowel rods (purchased at ACE Hardware )
- upholstery tacks (also purchased at ACE Hardware) See Figure 2.
- scissors (regular and pinking if desired)
- hot glue gun
- Cut sheet music into squares (any size or mutliple sizes if desired)
- Fold square from corner to corner to make a triangle. Repeat once more (Figure 3), and unfold (Figure 4)
- Cut along all four folds (Firgure 5), stopping about 3/4 of an inch from the center of the paper. Alternate cuts with pinking shears if desired.
- From here (Figure 6), pick up one corner and gently turn it towards the center of the square (Figure 7)
- Holding down this corner with your finger, pick up the next corner and hold (Figure 8 )
- Repeat, picking up every other corner until you have a pinwheel (Figure 9 below)
- Using one of the upholstery tacks, pierce the center of the pinwheel taking care to penetrate all of the layers of the paper (Figures 10 & 11). Set aside (I usually stick the pinwheel into the carpet or a piece of cardboard to hold it together)
- Using an upholstery tack, pre-hammer a hole into the dowel rod (Figure 12)
- Place a daub of hot glue into the hole (Figure 13), then quickly press the upholstery tack in your pinwheel into the hole (Figure 14)