Sweat---Heat---Summer---Outside---Bright Colors---Blowing to cool off---Pinwheels!
I think pinwheels are such a fun project for kids old and young alike. They are super easy to make and can really dress up a centerpiece at a summer party. Check out a few of my favorite online pinwheel finds:
www.norman-photography.com. What a fabulous idea for outdoor party decorating. These particular pinwheels were used as favors for a wedding. How cute would this same idea be for a baby shower or neighborhood BBQ?
I love that this pinwheel was created using two pieces of coordinating paper. This pinwheel is definitely a step up from your basic square pattern, but it is still very doable. I found this little sweetie at http://paperexploits.wordpress.com.
How about a little mini pinwheel for finishing off a fluffy cupcake? I love the idea of using miniature versions for food decor. Pinwheels would be great in cakes or even stuck in bowls of popcorn or salad. This idea came from http://www.pepperdesignblog.com.
I can't think of a happier way to line a path than with a row of cheerful pinwheels. Lead your guests to your event by sticking handmade pinwheels intermittently along the walkway. Thanks to www.thecheshirekat.com for sharing this fun idea.
Now that we are all feeling inspired to start crafting up pinwheels of our own, here are a few sites that offer downloadable templates. Remember to get creative with the templates by changing the size and even shape of your cuts.
For a very basic pinwheel:
For amazing instructions on creating a little more advanced pinwheel, visit http://www.heatherbailey.com/Pinwheel.pdf.