To us at SMP Craft, July means barbecues with friends, family picnics, and just enjoying the great outdoors. Of course, when eating outdoors don’t forget to spruce up that shabby picnic table. It just so happens we have the perfect table centerpiece for your outdoor dining: a pinwheel bouquet displayed in an outdoorsy-chic mason jar.
We found this craft on Tiny Painter and thought it was perfect for our project of the month. We made ours to decorate the office once we realized SMP Craft HQ was a bit unpatriotic. What better way to show USA pride for the 4th of July—and the World Cup!—than this lovely display of red, white, and blue? But these pinwheel bouquets can decorate for any occasion. Try some black with silver and gold accents for a graduation party or some nautical blues and yellows for an easy beach house decoration!
The pinwheels were pretty easy and fast to make. There were four of us and we made 8 pinwheels in under 30 minutes.
* Square sheets of paper (6 in. x 6 in. is ideal; pick the patterns to match your personality!)
* Hot glue gun (and additional glue sticks if needed)
* Buttons, coins, or any other decoration for the middle of the pinwheel
* Sticks (we used wood skewers)
* Mason jar
* Pebbles or sand (anything to put in the mason jar to hold the pinwheels up)
1. Cut the paper from the corner towards the center (stop approximately 1/2 inch from the center). Repeat for all 4 corners.
2. Fold one side of one triangle to the center and glue it down. Repeat on all 4 triangles but make sure you’re using the same side for each.
3. Pick a cute matching button or a coin – or anything else you can think of – and glue it to the center where the four “triangle” corners meet.
5. Fill a mason jar with pebbles or sand and stick in the pinwheels. Voila! A beautiful and centerpiece for any occasion.
*Note: These are not functional pinwheels; they are purely decoration.*
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