Pinwheels are always fun and playful, don’t you agree? They are so pretty and you can’t help but smile when you see them! So, the next time you are looking for a fun craft to do with the kiddos, why not these super cute DIY Decorative Felt Pinwheels?! These fun pinwheels are super cute to use in flower pots or just for fun whimsical decor!
Pinwheels are a classic sign of Summer, but also add a bright pop of color any time of the year. Follow the step by step directions below to create a colorful batch of pinwheels in just about 30 minutes. A fun and easy activity when the kiddos complain that they are bored!
You may also remember the fun Patriotic Pinwheel Cupcakes we posted. The pinwheel toppers are easy to make and would add to your collection of fun!
Craft Felt Sheets in assorted colors (use two coordinating colors of felt for each pinwheel)
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Pinking Shears and/or Scallop Shears
Buttons – Assorted
Permanent Fine Point Marker
Measure a 5-inch by 5-inch square from two coordinating colors of Craft Felt for each pinwheel. Cut the first color with straight scissors and then cut the second color with pinking shears or scallop shears. Lightly mark an “X” on each square by drawing diagonal lines from corner to corner with ruler and fine point marker. Cut diagonal lines on the first color of felt with straight scissors, stopping 1-inch from center. Cut diagonal lines on the second color of felt with pinking shears or scallop shears, stopping 1-inch from center.
Layer the first color of felt square on top of the second color of felt square. Using a hot glue gun, place a dollop of glue in the center of the square. Bend the top left corner of the pinwheel square to the center and hold in place until glue sets. Repeat to complete the pinwheel. Glue every other corner of the triangles to create the shape. Set aside for glue to cool completely.
On the front side, affix color coordinating buttons or mix it up with different colored buttons using hot glue. If your buttons have a loop (or shank) on the back remove with wire cutters. Set aside until glue has cooled.
Flip over and attach wooden dowel to the back of the pinwheel with a line of hot glue 1-inch long. Allow glue to cool completely. Display as you wish!
Add a pinwheel to a bouquet of flowers to brighten a friend’s day or decorate a special birthday package. The possibilities are endless!
Pin these fun DIY Decorative Felt Pinwheels!