Pinwheel Wreath Kids' Door Decor! (for free...)

I saw this AWESOME "wreath" that Dave's Wife made and fell in love!  I already have a new summer wreath for my front door, but I thought my kids could use a smaller version for their door decor!
image from the Diary of Dave's wife

I made one for each, but the light was best outside of Finn's room! :)

I started with an 8" embroidery hoop I already had from a long abandoned project:

And then wrapped it in white yarn.  (Also chosen because it was what I already had!)

Then I spent a Glee episode making pinwheels from leftover scraps of scrapbook paper.  They are soooo easy to make!  I made some last summer for a cousin's baby shower so I didn't need a tutorial, but A Subtle Revery has one if you need it.  You just cut a square of paper and then cut diagonally in towards the center, stopping short of the middle.  I secured my pinwheels with little gold brads I already had.  Then you hot-glue those bad-boys on!  I also tied a length of yarn across the wreath and hot-glued triangles of paper across as a banner.  I used rub-ons for the letters.  

I love how they turned out! (Plus I like to toot my horn...)  But if I was doing a do-over I'd just go buy a different color of yarn.  It's like a whopping dollar and the white on white could be perked up.  But I still love the new summer update to get ready for Memorial Day and the start of summer!

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Jen said...

Very creative!

La-Dee-da crafter said...

Very cute! I am having a pinwheel crush right now.
I made some too!!!
Love yours and the name Finn. :)

Ladybird Ln said...

So darling, what a great way to use a embroidery hoop! I love the bunting! I was wondering if you could send me another invite to pinterest, I think I accidentally deleted the first one!


Dave'sWife@{thediaryofdaveswife} said...

These turned out {DARLING}!!! I will say i went back and forth on making mine round too. But my turquoise frame kept speaking to me ;0) Oh and thanks for linking back.♥ DavesWife {Kristy}

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

This is so fun and super cute for the summertime! Thanks for sharing - Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
~Stephanie Lynn

Anonymous said...

So pretty! Great thinking!

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Jane said...

Found you through House of Hepworths. I love the pinwheel wreath with the banner. So cute and I have a lot of old embroidery hoops lying around gathering dust, so maybe I will make a few for my grandchildren. Thanks for sharing.

Have a great day!

Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things} said...

Thank you so much for sharing this cute idea as well!!
Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

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I stumbled upon your blog post about creating a pinwheel wreath for kids' door decor, and I must say it's a fantastic idea! Crafting with children is always a delightful and creative endeavor.
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