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Hi there! I am making so many different decorations for 4th of July! Our country's' birthday! Since there is so many different projects, on my website I decided to show the tutorials one at a time, for the next 5 days! It's so much easier than putting them all in one post and confusing you!
So here is the first days challenge: Pinwheels
Aren't these adorable!
Now i made more than 4, so I hope you don't get confused by pictures. The first thing I did was take each scrapbook paper and cut 5" squares. After your squares are cut, glue two coordinating colors together back to back with white glue.
When your squares have dried, take one and your ruler, and draw a line diagonally corner to corner.This will create a X.
Now..take your ruler and on the line, measure from outside to inside 3 inches. Make a small line as shown below
Do this on each line that you made, on each square. Now, put some of the tacky glue in the center. Take one point and fold it over to the center where the glue is. You are going to continue to fold every other point, using the tacky glue to keep it down.
When you are finished with each one, add a button or whatever you want.
Now take your skewers, even popsicle sticks, and paint 2 red and 2 white
When they were dry, I hot glued the pinwheel to the skewer
Pinwheels aren't just for holidays....they are so fun to make for parties.
So there you have it! The first project. Most of the supplies, you already have. Jessica over at https://unmeasuredjourneys.com/ suggested straws! How did that get past me?

Materials I used for this project:

  • 4 Scrapbook pages of coordinating colors   (Had on hand)
  • Aleenes Tacky Glue
  • 4 Buttons
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To see more: https://kelleysdiy.com/2016/06/23/patriotic-5-day-challenge/

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  • Kelleysgirl
    Kelleysgirl Friendswood, TX
    on Jun 23, 2016

    So cute! That sure takes me back to childhood. Thanks for posting this!

    • Kelleysdiy
      Kelleysdiy Palm Springs, CA
      on Jun 23, 2016

      Thank you so much Kelleysgirl!I love posts that take me back to sweet memories...thank you again!

  • William
    William Burbank, IL
    on Jun 24, 2016

    Very cute! Brings back memories when things were more simpler, Being a Vet, I adore anything related to the stars and stripes.

    • Kelleysdiy
      Kelleysdiy Palm Springs, CA
      on Jun 24, 2016

      Your sooo right William, life was so much simpler! Thank you for your service and protecting our freedom!

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Jun 24, 2016

    So fun!

  • Sandra M
    Sandra M Perkins, OK
    on Jun 26, 2016

    I will just buy some! Cute

  • Lynne
    Lynne Detroit, MI
    on Jun 28, 2016

    these are so cute. always loved pinwheels

    • Kelleysdiy
      Kelleysdiy Palm Springs, CA
      on Jun 28, 2016

      Me too Lynne, I remember holding my hand out the window watching it spin!

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