Hi everyone! Today I have been sat out in the sunshine for a picnic and what better way to celebrate the nice weather than with a card with little paper windmills on it!
I got the idea from the March issue of Papercraft Inspirations, which made it sound very easy to do.
Little windmills work best with double sided paper, so I used paper from the ‘Love me’ collection by My Mind’s Eye.
On the left is the front of the paper pad showing all the pretty designs inside, and on the right is my favourite paper – little vintage designs, ads and hot air balloons (though I didn’t use this one on my card).
It was very simple to make the pinwheels – you just cut a square of paper, then make four cuts from each corner into the middle, keeping the centre intact. Then you fold four corners into the centre and secure with a brad.
Ta da! The best thing about this is that the windmills really spin! I did want to stick on a stick for the pinwheels but they got caught on it so I drew in the lines instead. It doesn’t look as good, but windmills that spin are more important I think. Then I just cut out a little section of bunting from the paper for the top corner.