Recently one of my sweet blogging friends, Kim, from "Oh Sweet Joy" created a fun tutorial on how to make paper pinwheels... so for those in need of a great instructional, step by step... you can view here.
A few days ago, I tried to create the same "look" of a paper pinwheel, but with fabric... since I have a TON of scraps I'm still trying to get rid of... and because I'm trying to add "fun" elements to our "soon-to-be" child's room. This is what I came up with:
They sky is the limit with what you can do with these lovelies... but I decided to take down my origami bird friends, and replace them with the pinwheels instead. I made 4, so the last one is going to be glued to the outside of a photo frame.
For those that might ask... I used 2 different fabric selections for each pinwheel, as well as some heavy stabilizer material. They would look cute mounted to sticks as well, like a typical pinwheel, and would stand straight, because of that stabilizer. I let the edges go "frayed" because I think they look more fun that way... but I'm sure if you wanted to spend more time, you could actually sew them up differently, or serge the ends.