Do you remember the cute Paper Pumpkin kit from a year ago that provided all the fixin's to create 24 adorable pinwheels in an assortment of patriotic-flavored prints?
I ended up only putting together eight of the cuties, so had leftovers for 16 more. What better use to put them to than string them all together in a long patriotic garland?
A close-up of a single pinwheel
The photo below shows not quite half of the garland. You can see that I got six distinctive looks for my pinwheels. There were three different two-sided designs of precut paper pinwheels in the kit, so I flipped them to get a variety of six combinations.
I apologize for the crazy color behind the garland in these photos. We hung it on a long wall downstairs with dismal lighting and a (pretty) gold-colored wall.
Another close-up. Notice that I snipped the straws into sections about 1 1/4" long and inserted them between each of the pinwheels.
It looks terrible, I know, and I so apologize for that. But this photo shows the garland in its entirety. It's about 13 feet long, and this was the only unimpeded wall where it would fit.
Once again, I am so sorry for the poor quality of the photos. But, it's the best I could do -- and believe me, I corrected these photos unmercifully to get them to look even this good.
I just wanted to share a patriotic garland with you in time for the 4th of July.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!