Wednesday, June 1, 2011

pinwheel party.

yesterday evening, my best friend, davana, came over with her boyfriend to make pinwheels with tay and i.

the night was full of hot glue guns and burnt fingers, stepping on head pins, drilling, snapping wooden dowels with inadequate scissors... and it was the most fun i've had on a tuesday night!

we drank wine, we ate, we laughed...
pinwheel instructions:

what you'll need:
several sheets of 12" x 12" double sided scrapbook or decorative paper
round-headed pins
12" wooden dowels
hot glue gun and glue sticks
a push pin
flower shaped craft punch
a pair of scissors
a ruler

pinwheel instructions:
1. begin by measuring and cutting 6" inch squares out of your paper

2. find the center of your one of he squares and mark it by poking a hole through it with your pushpin

3.lay your paper patter side down, and use your ruler to draw diagonal lines from each corner to make an "x".

4. cut along the diagonal lines from all four corners, stopping one inch before you meet the hole in the center of your paper. 

5. use your pushpin to make a hole in the right hand corner of each side of the square, just to the left of the line you just cut.

6. use your punch to cut out a paper flower. stick your round-headed pin through the center of the flower.

7. one by one, bring each of the for pin-holed corners to the center and stick the flower and pin through each of the four holes.

8. next, put the pin through the hole in the center of the square and set aside.

9. make a pilot hole, using your pushpin, 1/2 inch down from the end of the dowel.

10. put a drop of hot glue on the hole, and quickly insert the pin that runs through the pinwheel center into the glue and dowel. Be careful not to let the pinwheel paper touch the glue on the dowel while its drying. if it sticks, it can't spin!

it was fun to spend this pinwheel affair with such lovely people who i love dearly

happy wednesday my friends. we're half-way to the weekend!

*pinwheel instructions courtesy

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