Oh my. When the sun came out in Salisbury this week I had the overwhelming urge to 'decorate' the garden (as you do!) and armed with a bundle of colourful felts and some cute paper straws I set upon the project pinwheel! Here is a little tutorial for pinwheels to make to use as decorations - these make great party decor! These are a great project to make with kiddos using craft card or printed papers and straws, you can also experiment with making them move with split pins etc, but these are sewn together with a button detail.
P I W H E E L S !
You will need: Felt, Paper Straws, needle and thread, buttons, scissors and ruler *
1// Cut out a 10cm square from the felt. Place in front of you and make a approx 4cm cut diagonally from each of the corners into the middle. Fold alternate corners into the middle.
2// When you have all the corners folded into the middle and hold with you thumb. Sew in and out through the middle a few times to secure the corners.
3// With the thread coming up through the centre thread on a button and sew it in to the middle.
4// Bring your thread through the back and push the needle through the straw. Sew back into the felt and back through and around the straw until secure. All done!
I put some of mine in my plant pots - the felts really popped against the green of the garden. Fingers crossed that the nice weather keeps up!
*If you attended one of our workshops this week you will have received all the materials you need for this project in your goodie bag - share your makes when finished!