Hello there! Amy from The Happy Scraps here today and I’m excited to be sharing my newest Red, White & Blue Pinwheel Decor piece with you today. I love to decorate for Independence Day and the new America the Beautiful collection is perfect for it.
To start off, I grabbed the Patriotic Posies Paper and used the gift bag punch board to make a little bag for my pinwheels. I cut my paper to be 7″ x 12″ and followed the instruction on the gift bag punch board to make my bag. I used the Sticky Thumb Two-Sided adhesive tape to put my bag together. I embellished the front with the fireworks and Pledge of Allegiance from the America the Beautiful Ephemera Die-Cuts. I hot glued a piece of floral foam into the bottom of my bag, so I’d be able to stick the pinwheels down into it.
Once I had my bag done, I started on the pinwheels. I cut my paper into 4″ squares and followed the instructions on the pinwheel punch board.
I punched the corners, lined up the paper with the size I started with. I punched the center hole and cut where it needed to be cut. Because I was layering the pinwheels, I followed the instructions for cutting the second piece.
I got all my papers cut, got my pinwheel parts out, and started assembling them. I placed the back piece of paper on the back, and layered the front piece at a diagonal on the top. I put it on the plastic part for the pinwheel, then added the front pinwheel part.
I pulled the back paper through the cuts on the front, pulled all the punched holes to the center and put them on the dowel piece. I place the front cap on, added a star sticker, and put the paper straw in the back.
Once I got all of my pinwheels made, I put them in my bag.
I had the perfect spot for it up on my shelf next to the rest of my Independence Day decor.
I love the way the pinwheels look all done up! They are SO fun!
Even though the bag was really simple to make and put together, as well as add the embellishments to it, I love the way it turned out. I was excited when I found the Pledge of Allegiance in the pack.
I love what it adds to the rest of my 4th of July decor.
America the Beautiful Americana Cardstock
America the Beautiful Star Spangled Banner Cardstock
America the Beautiful Fireworks Cardstock
America the Beautiful Flag Stripes Cardstock
America the Beautiful Sparklers Cardstock
America the Beautiful Patriotic Posies Cardstock
America the Beautiful Ephemera Die-Cuts
America the Beautiful Glitter Star Stickers
Sticky Thumb Two-Sided Adhesive
Gift Bag Punch Board
Pinwheel Punch Board