create: pinwheels

I have a penchant for DIY projects, particularly ones that help couples personalize their special wedding day and make it even more beautiful and memorable. Today's wedding DIY project brings you lovely, whimsical pinwheels. These could potentially be used as table decoration or table cards, pinned to vintage suit jacket lapels, or added to the ribbon-wrapped stems of a delicate bouquet. I would love to see how many different, unique ways that these could be incorporated into a wedding. They would be so fun pinned to a white wall in various colors and sizes. Enjoy!

1) Pick text weight paper and coordinating buttons. Try using different types of buttons of varying sizes or shapes. You will need scissors or a paper cutter, and adhesive.
Cut out two long strips of paper of equal length and width. Thicker strips will give you a larger pinwheel.
2) Accordion fold the two strips of paper making sure that the width of the folds match. Narrower folds create tighter pinwheels, wider folds creat looser pinwheels. Line up one end of the accordion with the end of the second. Use adhesive squares to secure.
3)& 4) Pull the loose ends of the accordion strip around towards each other and adhere securely. The pinwheel will look like a paper circle before you push the pinwheel out and press it down with your finger.
5) Use a button to tightly secure it with as many glue dots as necessary. You may need to weight your pinwheel until the glue dries.

Credit: Posh Paperie, Jackie Wonders

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