Hello everyone! Amanda here today with a super festive red, white and blue project. I had been itching to try the WRMK pinwheel punch board for a while now and I am so glad that I finally did. It was so easy and the pinwheels are so fun! You know what makes them even more fun? Making them with red, white, and blue patterned paper from Pebbles’ Americana collection.
Not long after I finished photographing these pinwheels, my 8 year-old daughter was off and running with them, making them spin all over the place. The spinning mechanism is super smooth and it requires little effort to get them to spin, making them super fun for little ones. They would be fun to bring along to a Fourth of July parade or picnic, or to make a festive holiday centerpiece.
I was having so much making the pinwheels spin that I started to get light-headed. Whoa! These pinwheels made me feel like I was a kid again. Go ahead and make one for everyone at your Fourth of July barbecue. So. Much. Fun.
The Americana collection has the best red, white and blue double sided papers. Rather than mix and match too many patterns, I picked patterned papers that had coordinating prints on either side. Use the same double-sided patterned paper on an individual pinwheel to create a more cohesive look.
At first, the WRMK pinwheel punch board looks so confusing, but I promise that if you read through the instructions, your first pinwheel will turn out perfectly. Each pinwheel requires four punches and four small cuts. You’ll get the hang of it in no time. (For a complete tutorial on how to use the WRMK Pinwheel Punchboard, watch THIS short video.)
The WRMK Pinwheel punch board comes with instructions on how to make a single or double pinwheel. Just remember that the A piece goes on top of the B piece. I unknowingly tried it the other way around and just about pulled my hair out. I also found that it was easiest to assemble 4″, 5″ and 6″ pinwheels on the pinwheel attachments.
Have a safe and Happy Independence Day!