Monday, February 28, 2011

Pops of Pinwheels...

I've had spring on my mind lately... can't wait to start seeing the buds on the trees, the grass turn green again, and not have to lug around a heavy coat (I dislike coats IMMENSELY). Around here, there isn't a lot of color during the winter months. It's pretty drab and dreary. So seeing these lovelies in Shey B's shop... and these lovelies from Paper Polaroid's etsy shop... I was inspired to create my own.

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.
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  1. These are adorable! Is there no limit to your creativity?!(o:

  2. love your stuff, as usual!

  3. oh wow! this is so creative!!! i love non-traditional ideas. what a sweet room for your little one!

  4. You are so creative! They are adorable! :-)

  5. Oooh I love that!! I love pinwheels.