June 30, 2015

PLAYFUL PAPER PUMPKIN PATRIOTIC PINWHEELS on PARADE

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!

Patriotic
Smiles.

9 comments:

  1. I love the kitschy look of these pinwheels! Glad to do #OMHGWW with you this week!

    Shellie
    www.thefabjourney.com

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  2. Great craft. I love the patriotic flare!

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  3. The garland is cute! I need to find my kit now.

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  4. Super cute! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - we love partying with you! Hope to see you next Friday. :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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  5. So neat! I need to remember this for my nieces when they get older in a few years!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  6. Pretty!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday - Link Party!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Pinned!

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