Wednesday, March 9, 2011

DIY Pinwheels!

I'm trying to do as many things as I can for our wedding to make it more personal and to add that creative touch. So far, I've sewn red/white gingham napkins for the reception and am hand-cutting place cards (we're almost done!). I've made a few fabric flowers, but I'm not sure what I'll do with those--if I get enough, I might make a garland for our Whoopie Pie table. Hand crafting all these details is not only fun, but it is pretty friendly on the budget as well!

After we exchange vows and officially become "The Snowballs" ( read that right!), we want our guests to have a way to celebrate and wish us luck other than throwing rice or blowing bubbles. Because I have a passion for paper, I thought that we could give each guest a pinwheel! Turns out, they're pretty easy to make, which is good because I need to do quite a few. I can't wait to see how they look in the wonderful photos that Kimberly Potterf will be taking.

Here is a finished one. I printed the same pattern from our envelope liner on one side of the paper:
DIY Pinwheel

The pinwheel is secured into place on a pencil with a thumbtack. I plan on making ours with Tiffany blue pencils, perhaps customized with something fun. Here's the view from the back:
DIY Pinwheel

Click here
to download/print the step-by-step instructions. I promise, it's easy!

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