Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Pinwheel Mother's Day Wreath

As I've said before, I am bless to work w/ 14-15 year old girls at church. They really wanted to make something special for their Moms and asked if I could help them with a wreath.  Here's what we're doing.
 
Step 1 :  Cut 2 ½ inch wide X 36 inches long strips of fabric (I used 4 for an 18 inch wreath)

Step 2: Wrap the fabric around the wreath securing w/ either pins or hot glue as you go. I used and 18 inch straw wreath.  You could use a grape-vine wreath as well.

Step 4: Cut squares of various sizes out of double-sided paper.  I used 2 12X12 co-ordinating sheets.

Step 5: Take each square and cut from each corner to almost the center.

Step 6: Fold every other point in to make a pinwheel.  Secure w/ hot glue or a pin

Step 7: Arrange pinwheels  and secure to wreath (I forgot to take pics-sorry)


Step 8: To make roses, fold leftover fabric strips in half. I pleated mine w/ my sewing machine and then rolled it into a flower. You can also just kind of bunch and roll by hand.


Step 9: Take some leftover lace and roll to make flowers and secure to wreath.

Step 10: Hot-Glue buttons on top of pinwheels.

Step 11: Hang on your door and admire your work.



I just can't figure out which way I like better.  Thoughts?
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10 comments:

  1. That is so cute and those moms are going to love them! And I think I like it better with the pinwheels towards the bottom but it is nice to have the option of turning it around! :-)
    Great job!
    Vanessa

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  2. This turned out so cute! Love it!!
    I would love it if you joined my linky party @ {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

    PS: I like it better with the pinwheels towards the bottom as well.

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  3. I love this wreath! I have an obsession with them. haha! I would love for you to link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link party! It lasts all week!

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  4. This is sooooo cute! I love the idea so so much!!

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  5. baeutiful wreath! I love pinwheels!

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  6. i like in on the bottom best. and what a fun idea! very whimsical :) Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday!

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  7. I love a cute pinwheel! Yet, another awesome project!!

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  8. Thank you so much for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    I hope to see you again this week! :)
    xoxo,
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

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