Spring Pinwheel Wreath

pinwheel wreath

My newest Spring Pinwheel Wreath makes my heart go pitter patter–you can find it in the June edition of Hobby Lobby’s magazine! I LOOOOOVE Spring time (even if it did snow 4 inches the first few days in) and to celebrate I decided to make my door a new fun, bright, colorful spring wreath!

pinwheel wreath

EEK! I love it. It was pretty simple to make too and it uses so many fun colors and patterns!

Here’s what you need:

Straw Wreath Form

Wide ribbon

Scrapbook paper of your choice

Paper cutter or scissors

Wooden circles for the centers of the pinwheels

Washi tape for the circles

Contrasting ribbon for bow

Hot Glue/Glue Sticks

Start by wrapping your wreath form with the ribbon of your choice. Navy blue just happens to be my favorite color, so I went with that. I wanted a darker ribbon to contrast the bright patterned papers I was using for the pinwheels.

From there, make your pinwheels:

cut the paper

Cut two pieces of paper the same length and width. I used the length of the paper and the width varied from 1-1 1/2 inches each. Remember that one piece of the paper will just be one half of the pinwheel, so if you go wide the pinwheel will be huge (you may want that–up to you).

accordion pinwheel folds

Lay your strips on top of each other and accordion fold them back and forth evenly.

glue ends together

Lay one end on top of the other and hot glue it down.

glue all ends together

Glue both ends of the paper together to create a circle like this…

form a pinwheel

Then push it all together and down to form your pinwheel.

glue your pinwheel together

Add a large amount of glue to the center and allow to seep into the pinwheel a bit, then hold together for a minute or two by hand until the glue hardens.

completed pinwheels

Flip it over and you have your pinwheel! I added wooden dots with washi tape covering them to the center of my wheels by gluing them down the same way on the front. Then I attached the pinwheels to the wreath with hot glue.

DIY pinwheel wreath

front door pinwheel wreath

pinwheel wreath thecardswedrew

pinwheels close up

Sigh…this wreath makes me so happy. It’s so “me” and I love it. In case you’re wondering…my front door was painted last year using Benjamin Moore Wythe Blue. It’s a tealish/blue…and it TOO makes me happy.


44 thoughts on “Spring Pinwheel Wreath

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  2. Just died over this! Is it creepy that I love the color of your front door too? Yeaaa, that’s creepy…….. All the colors just coordinate so perfectly! Pretty colors make me happy!

  3. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous wreath at Project Inspired – pinned to our group party pinboard – hope to see you at tomorrow nights party too!

  4. Absolutely beautiful! I was looking for great spring tutorials to include in an inspirational list for Mother’s Day craft ideas and this will be included, for sure! I’m glad I found your blog and look forward to following you!

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