Pinwheels are an easy way to add to your party theme without spending a fortune.
Downloaded the file and now wondering how to assemble the silly thing? Read on. It’s not too difficult.
• • • ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES • • •
+ scissors and/or craft knife
+ dowel, treat stick, or straw
+ glue, glue dots, tape, and/or gold paper fasteners
• • • STEP 1 • • •
• • • STEP 2 • • •
+ Cut around entire pinwheel square
+ Cut on dotted lines at each corner
+ If you will be using a paper fastener to attach pinwheel to dowel, poke tiny holes at the 5 circles
• • • STEP 3 • • •
+ Fold the four corners in so the small circles overlap each other in the middle
+ Using a paper fastener, attach all four corners in the middle and wrap fastener around dowel on back of pinwheel. If the dowel slides, add a glue dot or piece of tape to hold it in place.
+ Don’t have a paper fastener? Another option is to glue or tape the pieces in the middle and use a glue dot or tape to attach the dowel. It doesn’t have the ability to spin this way, but these pinwheels are primarily for decoration anyway.
• • • STEP 4 • • •
+ Cut out the middle decoration from page 1
+ Glue or tape middle decor to middle of pinwheel
• • • Variations • • •
My pinwheel files come with the option to print double sided. This creates four different options for displaying the pinwheel.
You can fold either decorated side into the middle. You can also not print double sided and instead leave one side white.
Another variation is to choose not to add the middle decor and just leave the gold fastener showing in the middle.
That’s it! Assembly of your printed pinwheels complete!