13 Feb

DIY: Paper Pinwheels & Candy Centerpiece

DIY: Paper Pinwheels & Candy Centerpiece

I’m excited to share this fun little “Pinwheel Party Trio” project with you today because it’s easy, budget-friendly and super versatile! I themed this centerpiece for Valentine’s Day, but it would work just as well for everything from birthday parties or baby showers to bridal showers and weddings – simply tailor the colors & patterns to whatever your occasion may be…

DIY: Paper Pinwheels & Candy Centerpiece

This particular project was also the very first time I tried out my new Cricut Mini, and boy was it nice to not have to hand-cut the paper elements for once! Amazing how much smoother the cut lines came out too. ;) All I had to do to whip up these little pinwheels was load the scrapbook paper into the machine, select the digital 3D Paper Pinwheels cartridge within the Cricut Craftroom, scale them to the sizes I wanted, and press “Cut”.

Because these pinwheels are pretty small in general, the holes for the center (where each section meets) were teensy, so I used inexpensive clear and red diamond diamante pins in lieu of brads and secured them behind the back of the pinwheel with an earring back. You can get diamond diamante pins in packs of 100 for only $2.99 at save-on-crafts.com, and plastic earring backs are super cheap in the jewelry aisle of most craft stores.

DIY: Paper Pinwheels & Candy Centerpiece

DIY: Paper Pinwheels & Candy Centerpiece

The sparkly sticks are just simple bamboo skewers covered in fine red glitter, and they’re secured to the back of each pinwheel with hot glue. Mini terra cotta pots from Michaels were painted, trimmed with paper, and filled with styrofoam (to insert the sticks into) and a layer of Valentine candy. Done :)

These little arrangements look cute grouped as trios for table centerpieces, but you could also gift them individually as cute hostess gifts or party favors!

DIY: Paper Pinwheels & Candy Centerpiece

P.S. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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7Comments

1
bettijo @ PagingSupermom.com SAYS:

SO cute! I always love frugal centerpiece ideas and this one is perfect!

Reply February 13, 2012 at 4:28 pm

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Kathy SAYS:

SO cutee of them!! I used to make this when I was a child! I love the red color!!

Reply February 14, 2012 at 1:46 am

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antique engagement rings SAYS:

I love pinwheels.. what a great idea!

Reply February 14, 2012 at 4:15 am

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Appetite for Conversation SAYS:

Pinwheels are so fun, and I love the design on these. Thanks!

Reply February 14, 2012 at 9:05 am

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Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor SAYS:

Those are just the prettiest pinwheels! I think I will make some for my niece. Thank you for the idea!

Reply February 21, 2012 at 5:26 pm

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Tracey Andriulaitis SAYS:

These pinwheels are SUPER cute. I can see making this for every holiday and upcoming party. Thanks for the idea!

Reply February 27, 2012 at 11:40 am

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Camila SAYS:

Super cute, are they spinnable ? If not, do you know how to make them?

Reply March 21, 2012 at 4:14 pm

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