Take some of those felt fabric scraps that you have lying around and turn them into a beautiful homemade pinwheel. In this post, you’ll find out how to make a pinwheel in less than 30 minutes of time. While it’s a great craft for summer, it’s also just as perfect to add fun fall colors into your home.
Pinwheels are a classic sign of summer, but also add a bright pop of color any time of the year. I love making them using felt fabric that remind me of fall and them having them around the house for fun decorations.
Not only are they a cute way to spruce up the look of a room, but they’re also great to have on hand for the kids to play with as well!
Follow the step by step directions below to create a colorful batch of pinwheels in just about 30 minutes.
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Supplies you’ll need to make a DIY pinwheel
- Craft Felt Sheets in assorted colors (use two coordinating colors of felt for each pinwheel)
- Wooden Dowels
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Pinking Shears and/or Scallop Shears
- Buttons – Assorted
- Wire Cutters
- Permanent Fine Point Marker
Directions to make a pinwheel
Measure a 5-inch by 5-inch square from two coordinating colors of Craft Felt for each pinwheel. Cut the first color with straight scissors and then cut the second color with pinking shears or scallop shears. Lightly mark an “X” on each square by drawing diagonal lines from corner to corner with
Cut diagonal lines on the first color of felt with straight scissors, stopping 1-inch from the center. Cut diagonal lines on the second color of felt with pinking shears or scallop shears, stopping 1-inch from the center.
Layer the first color of felt square on top of the second color of felt square. Using a hot glue gun, place a dollop of glue in the center of the square. Bend the top left corner of the pinwheel square to the center and hold in place until glue sets.
Repeat to complete the pinwheel. Glue every other corner of the triangles to create the shape. Set aside for
On the front side, affix color coordinating buttons or mix it up with different colored buttons using hot glue. If your buttons have a loop (or shank) on the back remove with wire cutters.
Set aside until glue has cooled.
Flip over and attach the wooden dowel to the back of the pinwheel with a line of hot glue 1-inch long. Allow the glue to cool completely. Display as you wish!
Add a pinwheel to a bouquet of flowers to brighten a friend’s day or decorate a special birthday package. The possibilities are endless!
You have the ability to make this simple DIY pinwheel with ease! Just gather up all your supplies before you get started so you can make certain that you complete without any hiccups happening along the way.
Hand them out to the kids to play with or place them in a vase in your house to add some fun colors and unique style!