Spring has finally arrived and I am seeing pink!
This sweet Pretty in Pink Pinwheel Wreath is the perfect way to welcome in the season, especially at our house. I have five sons and only one daughter, so we take advantage of any excuse to bring a little bit more pink into our lives. The pinwheels remind me of our lazy days in the backyard. We love watching them spin in the gentle Spring breeze. We also love seeing everything in bloom!
This wreath is actually surprisingly easy to make.
To make your own, you will need the following:
foam wreath form
assorted doublesided card stock
(cut in various size squares)
pink and white silk flowers
(these are hyacinth and carnation)
1ST: Wrap your wreath form in ribbon.
I simply attached the ribbon using a few sewing pins. (no glue needed!)
(if you look closely on the bottom of this photo you can see the white pin heads)
2ND: Assemble your pinwheels.
I am fortunate enough to have a pinwheel punch board, which is kind of like a fancy cutting board that only cuts pinwheel shapes. Using different sized, double-sided square card stock, I cut out my pinwheel shapes.
If you don't have a pinwheel punch board, do not despair! Pinwheels are actually surprisingly easy to make. Just take your square and cut diagonally from each corner from the center, careful to not cut into the center. Don't worry about the hole-punched ends like the one in my photos, the pin will go right through it without it.
Fold the corners in like the picture shows.
Stick a pin into the hole of a button. The pin head should prevent it from pulling through. Then stick the pin (button attached) through the center of the pinwheel, going through each folded-in corner as you go. Now stick the pin with the pinwheel attached directly onto your wreath.
Tip: For now just use one of the holes on your button. You may want to rearrange/rotate/spin the pinwheels once they are pinned onto the wreath to get them positioned the way you want them. Once you have it just the way you like it stick another pin through the second hole on your button to set it in place.
3RD: Arrange your flowers on the wreath.
I find that it is easiest to pull the bloom right off the wire, stick a pin into the center of the flower and attach it directly to the wreath. You can also glue the flowers on, but I like the flexibility of being able to move and rearrange them until I get a configuration I like. Sometime I go back and glue them, too.
4TH: Tie a ribbon on it!
I used a coordinating ribbon to tie a bow at the top of my wreath. After I tied the bow around the wreath form, I used a couple of pins stuck into the underside of the bow loops to make sure the bow stays full and doesn't go limp. I also used a small lighter on the end of the ribbons to prevent them from fraying.