Tuesday, May 8, 2012

To Make A Pinwheel

Yesterday I had this layout up over at Let's Capture Our Memories.
I wondered, if perhaps some of you may have been curious as to how I did it.  So, I thought I would share the 'how to' here. 

I cut apart this sheet of Pink Paislee paper so that I would have all separate chevron pieces.
I then sewed them onto the white cardstock lifting both the tops and bottoms of each strip once they were stitched down. 

The other homemade piece of the layout is the pinwheel.  By following these few steps, you can create your own.

Begin with a square, any size will do, this one is 4" x 4".

Score your square evenly down the center from end to end.

Repeat the scoring down the other side of the square, this will help you identify the center.  Pierce a whole through the center.

Make a pencil mark on each scored line, about 1/3 of the way from the center hole.

Your square should now look like this:

Cut along each scored section right up to the pencil mark.

Your square should now look like this:

Using your piercer, or any small sharp pointed object, 
pierce a tiny whole to the top right of each cut

Using a brad begin gathering the points to the center
of the pinwheel by poking the brad through each hole.

Once the brad is through every other point your pinwheel 
should look like this. 

Now push the brad through the center of the pinwheel, 
and split the back to hold it in place

Et voila one super cute summery pinwheel.

If you give these a try, be sure to link me up.  Thanks for stopping by today, I'll be back tomorrow with some more eye candy.

Have a great day friends,

♥ S.






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12 comments:

Positivity Tips said...

Eye candy is always good :)

blsd2scrp said...

thanks! this was awesome to learn! gonna try it today!

Lilith Eeckels said...

This layout is just STUNNING. Love the chevron look and that pinwheel is the perfect touch.

So.Creative said...

Wow! This layout is fabulous!! Love it so much!
Thank you for the tuto^^

blsd2scrp said...

thank you for this tutorial! here is my blog so you can see I credited you for this: http://blsd2scrp.blogspot.com/
blessings!

Choup72 said...

beautiful layout! i have a page with chevrons to do too for on of my DT! and thank for tutorial!

Marinette said...

Stunning layout! TFS your technique! I will try for sure;)
Gros bisous my friend♥

taraleclaire said...

I've always wondered how to make these! Thanks for sharing :)

Patricia Roebuck said...

Wow! Sherri, I love this! The colors, the chevrons, and the pinwheel, are gorgeous...I have never made pinwheels...now I want to!

Stacey Michaud said...

well, I love the pinwheel...but the star of the show is how you cut that paper...outstanding!

Zarah said...

LOOOOOOVE this!! L.O.V.E! Awesome! :D

Diane Payne said...

Sherri, this is gorgeous!