I am feeling springey! Maybe it is just wishful thinking because every few days we get chilly and snow, but then we get random 65 degree days thrown in that have me dreaming of easy afternoons at the park and sitting on my porch in the sunshine! How are you making it through this brutal winter? It is hard to keep your spirits up when all you see is gray and your skin hurts the second you walk outside.
I love wreaths on our front door, but anything with hot glue dissolves when the afternoon sun beats on our door. Summer temps inside our doors have pinned the thermometer at 140 degrees! I knew I needed to make something using push pins and Spring has been on my mind. What screams Spring more than breezy pinwheels? They are so easy to make too. I made all three of these wreaths in 2 hours. I didn't measure anything and they still all look great.
1. I used 6 by 6 inch paper
2. Cut a straight line from each corner toward the center of your square. I just opened the scissors as far as it would go and cut once
3. Poke a hole in the center (ish) of your square. If you are more detail oriented than I am, you can measure:)
4. Punch a small hole in each of the four corners- 4 holes total - one per side
5. Take a small brad and push it through one hole
6. Bend over the corner
7. Pull up the next corner under the first and insert that hole through the brad.
8. Go around pulling up all 4 corners and then push the brad through the hole you poked in the center and secure.
For some reason, I was thinking my styrofoam wreath form was bigger and I made a ton of pinwheels. Since I had three wreath forms, I just decided to make three while I was in my pinwheel zone. I wrapped the forms with strips of cheap black scrap fabric and used push pins to attach the pinwheels.
Now, I only need one for my front door so two of these are looking for good and caring homes. I am trying to decide which two of my friends could use a big smile!
I would love to hear about what you are doing to get reay for spring and stay light during this late winter season!
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