DIY Pinwheels


I love the look of Pinwheels and wanted to have a bunch for Little Man’s First Birthday party. Unfortunately, they are kinda pricey to buy and since they were going to be decorative, I thought I’d make them instead!

They are SO EASY! So I’m sharing a quick tutorial on how to make them!

You’ll Need:

  • 1 square piece of paper. A scrapbook paper is perfect and will make one large pinwheel or four smaller (normal sized) ones. Just cut the paper into 4 squares before you get started!
  • Toothpick
  • Brass Brad
  • Stick

Step One: fold diagonally twice to give you an “x” fold. Cut along the fold about 3/4 of the way to the center

Step Two: punch a small hole in every other corner (see the picture) and in the middle. I used a toothpick to make the holes.

Step Three: collect the edges with the holes into the Brass Brad, secure the Brad in the center hole, and fasten,

Step Four: Secure the stick in the middle. I used BBQ skewers I got at the dollar store and punched a hole in the paper. You can also tale or glue them – whatever floats your boat!

Decorate! I’ll be filling glass jars (saved from pasta nights) with sand and sticking a couple coordinating colors in them for a table centerpiece.

The whole project costs about $5 and takes 15 minutes!

Maybe for summer, I’ll learn how to make ones that spin!



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