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Craft Of The Day: A Sparkly Pinwheel You Can Make

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Pinwheels aren't just for the garden! Instead, turn them into an indoor decoration that brings some sparkle to your home with this Craft Of The Day. A little bit of glitter and some simple paper folding is the trick behind making these pretty pinwheels. Try arranging more than one in a vase for an interesting (and low cost) centerpiece. Just remember, these don't go outside. They are made of paper, after all. Keep reading for the how-to

pinwheel

Photo by Marian Parsons of Miss Mustard Seed

What You'll Need:
Scrapbook paper
Glitter
Dowel rod
Upholstery tacks
Hammer

How To Make It:
1. Cut your paper into a 6 1/2 inch square.
2. At each corner, cut along the diagonal about halfway to the center of the paper. You will have eight flaps.
3. Apply glue along the edges of the paper and sprinkle it with glitter. Tap off any extra onto a paper towel.
4. Fold the corner of one flap into the center of the pinwheel and glue it in place. Alternate this process with every other flap around your pinwheel
5. Apply more glue and glitter along the exposed edges of the pinwheel.
6. Gently hammer an upholstery tack half way through one end of a dowel rod, and then carefully remove the tack.
7. Push the tack through the center of your pinwheel and insert back in the hole you made in the dowel rod.

For the full tutorial, visit Miss Mustard Seed. And, be sure to check out the other great crafts in our Craft Of The Day slideshow below.

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