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Colorful felt pinwheels to make your life brighter.
Colorful felt pinwheels for your garden, balcony or home decor.

Posted by Luloveshandmade from Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany • Published See Luloveshandmade's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a pinwheel. How To Make Felt Pinwheels. - Step 1
    Step 1

    So here's what you need to make those pretty pinwheels:
    - Lots of colourful felt (but you could also make them from cardboards)
    - Needle and thread
    - Buttons in different colors
    - A hot glue gun or multi-purpose glue
    - Tiny wooden rods (I used those which one normally uses as shish kebab skewer)

    Cut out a rectangle of a size you like, make a cut at each of the corners of the piece of felt like in the second photo and then fold it like you can see above.
    Next, use needle and thread to fix the tips and to attach them to the midde of the pinwheel.

  • How to make a pinwheel. How To Make Felt Pinwheels. - Step 2
    Step 2

    Do the same with as many pieces of felt as you want. :) We had a total craze for making them and really couldn't stop and everything was so colorful. <3

  • How to make a pinwheel. How To Make Felt Pinwheels. - Step 3
    Step 3

    After attaching the tips to the middle, choose matching buttons.
    Again use needle and thread and sew the buttons onto the middle of the pinwheels. :)

  • How to make a pinwheel. How To Make Felt Pinwheels. - Step 4
    Step 4

    Finally, use a hot glue gun or multi-purpose glue to attach the tiny wooden sticks to the back of the pinwheels so that you can put them into flower beds, flowerpots or stick them into the lawn (for example for a garden party, I think this would look really pretty! ;)). Afterwards, cut out a small piece of felt and glue this onto the back, too, so that it looks neat. And then you're done! :)
    It is so much fun making those wheels, let me know if you try this out, too, and don't forget to share photos! :) I think this is also lots of fun for doing this with children, because it's so easy and so colorful (of course only with older children who don't hurt themselves while using the gun or while playing with the sticks... :)).

  • How to make a pinwheel. How To Make Felt Pinwheels. - Step 5
    Step 5

    So pretty, easy and colorful!

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Donna H.
Donna H. · Fountain Inn, South Carolina, US
Definitely going to do this! Maybe today!
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Maneesha30
Maneesha30 · Colombo, Western Province, LK
It soooooooooooo beautiful...! I love them.
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Linda L.
Linda L.
very cute Happy
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susie
susie · Glasgow, Scotland, GB · 154 projects
They are very lovely! Think I might make some to decorate a cushion for my little girl's room Happy
PS these would make a very cool 'yarnbomb', although I guess you'd have to call it feltbombing Happy
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