Thursday, April 5, 2012

~Pinwheels~

Happy (almost) Friday everyone!
I hope you all had an AMAZING week:)

For a little playful fun today on the blog 
I wanted to share some super simple and cute DIY decorations:

Pinwheels!

                                                                         Source: bhg.com via Tamara on Pinterest

                                                                        Source: weddingchicks.com via Tamara on Pinterest


                                                                               Source: etsy.com via Tamara on Pinterest

                                                                  Source: weddingchicks.com via Tamara on Pinterest

                                                                 Source: stylemepretty.com via Tamara on Pinterest

(Found on Style Me Pretty, Photography by NJoy The Moment)

                                                             Source: sidebysideblog.blogspot.com via Tamara on Pinterest


                                                                     Source: greenweddingshoes.com via Tamara on Pinterest

(DIY tutorial found on Green Wedding ShoesDIY created by Wednesday exclusively for Green Wedding Shoes)

                                                                          Source: ruffledblog.com via Tamara on Pinterest

(Found on Ruffled BlogAbdi of Three Photographers)

                                                                            Source: greenweddingshoes.com via Tamara on Pinterest

(Found on Green Wedding ShoesPhotographer + Stylist: Sarah Layne Photography)

                                                                   Source: community.theknot.com via Tamara on Pinterest


                                                                            Source: ruffledblog.com via Tamara on Pinterest

(Found on Ruffled BlogAbdi of Three Photographers)

Want to learn how to make these fun playful items?

1) On a stick:
                                   diy pinwheels from Chelsea Costa on Vimeo.


2) Backdrop of pinwheels from Wedding Chicks:
                                                                          Source: weddingchicks.com via Tamara on Pinterest

Steps as seen on Wedding Chicks:
"A special thanks to Yoleine Dumarsais for this DIY Ombre Pinwheels tutorial.


Supplies

1. cardstock paper
2. glue gun
3. scissors
4. paint brush
5. watercolor paint in your favorite color
6. hole punch
7. watercolor paper
8. 36″ dowels (not shown)


Step One

To create a colored wheel for a gradient look or an ombre appearance, paint half (or a little more then half) of your paper. Make sure to paint the end darker and go lighter on the half. Take a piece of napkin or washcloth and wipe the paint to the other half of the paper. Repeat this on multiple sheets to create 1 pinwheel fan. Note: All of your pinwheels do not have to be watercolored you can make some using this technique and some without.  For the water-colored pinwheels, I like to use Van Gogh water color paint, and water color paper (water color paper has texture compared to regular cardstock paper). But you can use any kind of water color paint.


Step Two

Fold cardstock paper accordion-style into 1/2 inch folds. It’s good to have different size papers in order to form different sized pinwheels. So you can cut the paper in different sizes.


Step Three

Fold accordion in half and secure using a glue gun for extra hold. This creates a part of the pinwheel. Repeat this 3 times. 3 fans equal 1 pinwheel.


Step Four

Punch holes with a hole punch or cut holes about a quarter of an inch from the ends of the pinwheels.You can add as many or little to your pinwheel. This is to make them a bit different!


Step Five

Use the glue gun to glue your pinwheels to the dowel for extra hold since this will be fastened to your wall. There’s no systematic way to glue wheels. Glue wheels at different angles whether it’s to the dowel or to another wheel. Make sure to cover the whole dowel!  About 7 pinwheels will create a pinwheel dowel for your pinwheel wall. Repeat this whole process 4 times to create your pinwheel wall!
For the shoot an 8×4 lattice wall was used to pin the dowels. Place the pinwheels one under the other and fill in empty spaces with an individual pinwheel. It’s up to you if you want to cover your wall completely or leave some empty spots!"

Full tutorial on Wedding Chicks here

Enjoy your weekend!

~Simply by Tamara Nicole~
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