Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Pinwheels {Free Download}

Today I wanted to share a fun project that is super versatile and can be made by you or by your children! They are super fun and easy to make, thus a perfect project for those long, cold vacation days coming up.
Today's project can be used in several projects this holiday season!

In trying to make something simple and quick (because that is how I will have to roll this Christmas season!)..The supplies you will need are as follows:

Download the free printables at the end of the post..print and cut them out!
hole punch (I use a really small one!)
spray adhesive (if you want a double sided pinwheel)

The fun thing about these pinwheels is you can make them double sided (just print on nice and thin paper..I did a 32 lb paper) OR you can get more bang for the buck by just using one sided paper (for these I printed on a 100 lb cardstock).  If you are doing a double sided pinwheel, start out by using spray adhesive to glue together the front to the back. 

Cut on the designated line starting at each corner.

Looking at this diagram, use your hole punch and punch a hole where each of the stars are.

Then take your brad and working clockwise, gather up the sides where you punched a hole..then simply put the brad through the center hole and secure it!

There are so many ways you can use these...Here are a few ideas:

LOVE how whimsical they are on these gifts. Because they are so fast and simple to put together, you can make a bunch up at once and have them for last minute gift wrapping!

I also love the idea to use them as ornaments for your tree.. Just add a punched hole and ribbon, string, etc. to hang:

You can also put them on skewers and place them in vases for a quick decor item on a table, or add one to a glass bottle with a name tag and put on the table for Christmas dinner! There really are so many fun ways to use them.

To download these free files GO HERE. Remember, FREE downloads are for followers of Kiki Creates only (it takes just a second over on the sidebar!)..thanks!
Happy Creating!


Inspire Me Heather said...

Thank you - these are too cute! I was looking for something to do with my son and this is perfect!

Stacey said...

Love love love! We'll be making these this afternoon...thanks!

Hummie said...

I shared this on my blog for others to see your great work!

Nicole said...

...mine are printed and ready to assemble with my 6-year old daughter. She will just love these! Thank you!

tip said...

These are so cute! I love the homemade wrapping decorations. I noticed you have a present wrapped in brown craft or butcher paper. I have been looking everywhere for a roll of this, where did you get yours? Thank you!

Jerri said...

I haven't thought of doing pinwheels at Christmas time. These are really cute!

I'd love for you to stop by today and link up at my Friday Favorites party! Today is a special Christmas edition with a giveaway!

Aimee said...

These are really cute! Love the patterns.

Shannon Olson said...

Great Idea and so easy to do!

Heidi Perez said...

Thanks! Never thought of putting them on presents as bows :).