Friday, January 28, 2011

Felt Pinwheels

I thought these felt pinwheels were the perfect accessory to accompany the handkerchief skirt.  The dual colors and the rotating points echoe the colors and lines of the skirt completely.  These would be cute as a hairbow, pinned on a shirt, or worn on a bracelet.

Materials/Supplies
  • Scissors
  • Pinking shears
  • Two colors of felt
  • Low-melt hot glue gun
  • Button or other embellishement for center
Directions
  1. Begin heating glue gun.
  2. Cut a 4" square out of each color of felt. (you can adjust sizes if you want)
  3. Use the pinking shears around the edge of the inside color of felt, to create the zig-zag edge and make the inside felt smaller than the outside felt.
  4. Mark the center of the inside square, and glue the inside to the outside.  My mark is really light, so you can't really see it in the picture.
  5. Cut from each corner in to the center.  Be sure to leave a small amount of felt between each cut so the pinwheel doesn't fall apart.
  6. Place a small dot of glue near the center of the pinwheel.
  7. Fold in the closest corner and hold in place until the glue cools.
  8. Repeat with all corners.
  9. Glue your button (or other embellishment) to the center covering the points you just glued down.  I used one side of a rivet.  I made a ball of glue in the center, then pressed the rivet down on top.  This created a glass-like look to the center.
I will be linking this project up to these link parties.

10 comments:

  1. I really like this. It looks so simple. I am trying to unload an insane amount of red felt so this will be another project to add to the list.

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  4. How fun! I can't wait to make these! It never occurred to me to make them in felt - what a cute idea! How cute would it be on top of a birthday gift!

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  5. These are so adorable. I think I may be making a few with my scraps of felt :)

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  6. Oooh, a hairbow or headband with this on it would be so cute!

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  7. These are so cute!! I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-felt-pinwheel-embellishments/2011/02/01/

    --Anne

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  8. So very cute! I will definitely have to make some. Thanks!

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  9. very cute. Thanks for sharing at Fantastic Friday. I hope that you will join us again this week!

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