Man, toss in a long weekend and I lose track of what day of the week it is:)) Are you ready for another Tutorial Tuesday? Well...perhaps it is Wednesday, but I have an awesome tutorial no matter what day of the week it is!
First you will start off with a pattern like this one and cut it out. The size of the pattern doesn't matter as you can make these any size you like. The one that I used is about 5 1/2" square.
Next, you will attach your pattern to your double sided paper with Dotto removable adhesive and cut it out. Flip your double sided paper over, adhere the pattern and cut it out again. Be careful to keep the top of the pattern facing up when cutting out both pieces. Just flip your paper over to get them in the right shape that you will need.
Once both pieces are cut out, layer them on top of each other and put the pattern on top. Be sure that the patterns match up and then punch a hole with the 1/8" handheld punch on the four sides and also in the middle of your pinwheel.
Next it is time to assemble the front accent of your pinwheel and attach a wire to hold it all together. I punched out a Bashful Blue Scallop Circle, then a Whisper White Circle and added a Certainly Celery Button. Center your button and using your paper piercing mat and tool, pierce holes through the paper using the button as a guide. Add some wire through the button and the paper to hold them all together.
Give the wire a twist on the back and then use it to go through the holes you just punched in the double sided paper. You will need to put both of your layers of double sided paper together, matching up the patterns and pick up both layers of one of the side pieces and thread the wire through it. Go to the next hole on the side and put it through the wire. You will do this for all four sides before going through the center holes as shown here in the above photo.
Now you are ready to attach your pinwheel to your stick. You could use wooden skewers, pencils or even straws for this purpose. Be sure that you leave some room between the button front and the back of the pinwheel - about an inch or so before attaching it to your stick. You may need to use a rubber band on the back, a mini glue dot or even some Crystal Effects to hold your wire in place on your stick.
One final step is to fan out the two colored papers so your pinwheel looks like the one pictured below. I would LOVE to see the creations you come up with after trying this tutorial.