Pinwheels are a classic sign of warm Summer weather. Follow my step by step directions below to create a colorful batch of pinwheels in just about 30 minutes. A fun and easy activity when the kiddos complain that they are bored!
Skill Level: Basic
Time: 30 minutes
Here’s what you will need:
• Kunin Premium™ Felt 9” x 12” Craft Cuts – Orchid, Lagoon, and Candy Pink
• Kunin Classic™ Felt 9” x 12” Craft Cuts – Bright Lilac, Aqua, Fuchsia, Lemon Frost and Gold
• Wooden Dowels
• Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
• Scissors, Pinking Shears and Scallop Shears
• Buttons – Assorted
• Ruler, Wire Cutters and Permanent Fine Point Marker
Here’s how to make it:
Measure a 5-inch by 5-inch square from each color of Kunin Premium™ Felt and Kunin Classic™ Felt. Cut the light colors with straight scissors. Cut the dark colors with pinking shears and scallop shears. Lightly mark an “X” on each square by drawing diagonal lines from corner to corner with ruler and fine point marker. Cut diagonal lines on the light felt with straight scissors, stopping 1-inch from center. Cut diagonal lines on the dark felt with pinking shears and scallop shears, stopping 1-inch from center.
Layer lighter felt squares on top of darker felt squares. 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 glue to cool completely.
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 wooden dowel to the back of the pinwheel with a line of hot glue 1-inch long. Allow glue to cool completely. Display as you wish!
I hope you will use my felt pinwheels for Summer as a jumping off point to showcase your Kunin Creativity and create something to celebrate Summer! Add a pinwheel to a bouquet of flowers to brighten a friend’s day or decorate a special birthday package. The possibilities are endless!
Felt is an easy, versatile and forgiving medium which allows you to create affordable but trendy projects whether you are a beginner or an expert crafter!
You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin® Classicfelt; Kunin® Premiumfelt and Corduroy non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area.
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