Hello! I am Melissa from Bursts of Creativity and I am excited to be sharing a project with you today. I am a huge fan of Craftaholics Anonymous – in fact I was one of the first followers! And I have been a fan of Linda’s ever since we worked together at the local scrapbook store!! A little about me – I’m a paper addict – new and vintage I love it all! I have been crafting all my life (my kindergarten dream was to be an artist when I grew up) and I got into scrapbooking in middle school when my mom was introduced to it through a friend. I am a full time blogger, paper crafter and etsy store owner.
Now on to the project! Because I know Linda always has a wreath or some sort of door decor for every holiday or season I was inspired to create a summery wreath to share with you.
Double sided patterned paper (I used 3 sheets)
Tutorial: Step 1: Gather your supplies. I used beach themed papers in blues and greens but this would be great in bright summer colors or red, white, and blue for the 4th of July! Step 2: Cut a square for the pinwheel. I used squares that ranged from 2” to 5”. Step 3: Fold the square in half on the diagonal to form a triangle. Step 4: Open it up and fold the square in half the other way. Step 5: Starting at each tip cut a slit half way to the middle. Repeat for each tip of the square. Step 6: Fold one tip into the center. Step 7: Fold every other tip into the center. Step 8: You should be left with a pinwheel that looks like this. Step 9: Layer circles and a pin through the center. Stick pinwheels into the wreath base – use a mixture of sizes and prints.
Thank you for checking out my tutorial. I would love for you to check out my blog – Bursts of Creativity. I have a couple of weekly series – Thrifty Thursdays – where I try to come up with cheap projects (often times using items I have found at the dollar store) and Tuesdays I track the progress of my Summer Studio makeover. Here are a sampling of the projects you can find on my blog:
Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥