Thursday, February 16, 2012

Pinwheel Spring Wreath

I have been a bad blogger this week.......

Between Valentine's Day, my daughter's birthday, orders in my Etsy shop, being our GS troop's cookie mom and oh, working full-time there has been no crafty going on around here.  Thanks to dinner out tonight I did manage to find some time to make something.

Valentine's is over and I am ready for Spring.  I think this reflects that!


I had everything on hand but even with original cost it was only about $3.00 to make.  I had lucked up before Christmas and came upon the green straw covered wreaths for $1.  Used 5 different colors of felt and only needed one sheet of each. We all know about the button stash I have going on......

I cut the felt into 4" x 4" squares.  Then I cut them like this:


Hot glued them:



Added a button and let them dry.

I decided to pin them on that way I could use both the wreath and the pinwheels later.


Rotated them around:



I used a total of 20 pinwheels and it only took me about an hour from start to finish.

Here is a close up:



I am going to try really hard to wait until March 1st to hang it up!

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52 comments:

  1. So cute Donna! I love the Spring colors!! The pinwheels look fabulous:) thanks for linking up at Friday Frolic!! I will be featuring this on FB today!!

    Karen@Pocket Full of Pink

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  2. We love this!!! I'm already feeling the need for Spring and some spring decor too! ;) Thanks for linking to Fancy This Fridays Donna! We featured this on our FB page by the way! ;) http://www.facebook.com/TrulyLovelyBlog

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  3. Stopping by from the Friday Favorites Blog Hop! http://queenofsavings.com

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  4. Very cute! Unfortunately here spring just means more rain :) But slightly warmer temps and bright colors are always nice!

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  5. i love it!
    you are so creative
    and i am glad you are back <3



    xoxo
    MELINA
    www.onlyaflightaway.blogspot.com

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  6. This is lovely! Great spring colour choices. Will it stand up to the weather? I had thought of doing something like this out of paper but it could be wrecked in the rain. Would the felt survive?? Hmm...

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    1. Bronwyn,

      Hi!! Just realized I have the reply function now! I didn't think about that because I have a glass storm door that will protect it but I would think if you have enough of an overhang it should hold up.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Donna

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  7. Sweet idea, Donna! I've switched into spring mode too! :)

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  8. Very Cute!
    -Pamela, InspiredByFelicity.blogspot.com

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  9. I bet you are counting down the days until you can hang this. I am pinning this and visiting from a Pinteresting Link Party. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  10. I love this! I think I'm going to have to make this. I have loads of felt & buttons around here. :) Thanks for linking up to A Pintersting Party this week! Pinning!

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  11. So cute. I love wreaths! I am going to making a picture frame wreath to post on my blog next week. Check it out! :)

    Sarah @
    www.dottedlinecrafts.blogspot.com

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  12. So Cute

    Natasha xx

    www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

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  13. So pretty! Makes me wish for spring.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  14. Lovely,Thanks again for joining us at Creative Mondays :)

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  15. So cute!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! I hope you will share with us again this week!

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  16. found you through the grow your blog blog hop! i am your newest follower. hello from kansas.

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  17. Very cute and makes me wish spring was coming more quickly. Visiting from Singing Three Little Birds.

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  18. Very nice. I "pinned" this wreath. Love it. Take care, LInda

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  19. How fun is this idea.. Love it!
    thanks for linking up at Friday Fun Party
    Hani
    craftionary.net

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  20. I love pinwheel wreaths too. I made some using double sided paper.

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  21. How festive! Feeling now like I need to replace my winter wreath here in the Great North! Thanks for sharing at Dwell on Fridays!

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  22. I love this! It turned out so cute! I would love for you to share this with my readers on my Blog Stalking Thursday Link Party. http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/02/blog-stalking-thursday-29.html

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  23. This is such a darling idea! I LOVE the use of pinwheels and your color choices! I am so glad I found your blog...newest follower here! Thanks for sharing :)
    Tonii
    www.ptskjohnson.blogspot.com

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  24. That is so precious! I love pinwheels, and they are so cute on this wreath. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. This is adorable! I have been looking for ideas for a Spring-ish wreath and this is the sweetest one I've found so far :)

    I would love it if you stopped by ad shared it on my link-up for my readers.

    you can find it here: http://goteamduncan.com/2012/02/whatcha-got-wednesdays-link-up/

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  26. This is so cute!!!! I'm looking for a Spring Wreath and this would be perfect! And Thanks for sharing it with Six Sister's Stuff Link Party. We hope to see you back next Saturday!
    -The Sisters

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  27. Very cute! Thanks for sharing :)

    http://mamascraftyplace.blogspot.com

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  28. Cute cute! I love pinwheels :) I agree- bring on Spring at this point!

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  29. I love pinwheels! Cute wreath! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week. Come by and grab my featured button if you'd like one!

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  30. Hi there..... thanks for linking this great project up at Craft Junkie Too last week -- it is one of our Friday Favorites! Stop by to grab the Featured button off of my blog if you'd like. Congrats and stop by every Friday-Sunday to link up your projects!
    Hugs!
    Tracy
    http://www.craftjunkietoo.com/2012/02/tgif-linky-party-46.html

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  31. That is so cute!! I love the colors in it for spring! Great Job!! Thanks for sharing this at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

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  32. Just beautiful! Those pinwheels look nice and easy to make - I might try those!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  33. Ah it's so cute! I hadn't thought to use pinwheels on a wreath! I just completed a project with some paper ones that I'll be sharing next week, but your wreath is sooo beautiful! Nice job!

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  34. You've been featured!

    http://makinglemonadeblog.blogspot.com/2012/02/refresh-your-nest-friday-22.html

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  35. Awesome tutorial! You could customize the colors for any season or holiday.

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  36. Im a real unknowledgeable newbie. Your pin wheel wreath will be on my front door9protected by storm door) we live in Minnesota??? Thanks for another cute idea?? LOL

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    1. Hi! Hopefully you will get my response, I couldn't reply to your comment in email because it has you listed as no reply. First of all, welcome!!! and yes if you have a storm door I would think that it would weather fine.

      Donna

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  37. so pretty

    Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday Link Party

    Natasha xx

    serenityyou.blogspot.com

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  38. Very cute! Thanks for linking this up @ Creatively Living!
    --Katie

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  39. This is sooo sweet! I just adore pinwheels.. and I can't wait for spring! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

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  40. I LOVE pinwheels! What a great idea to make an entire wreath. This makes me wish spring would hurry up and get here! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  41. Beautiful!! Very springy!! Happy to have you at Things I've Done Thursday! www.bearrabbitbear.com

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  42. Love the whimsy of the pinwheels and that perfect spring color palette!

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  43. Such a pretty wreath and easy to make too!

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  44. I love this. I gave it a try and posted about it today at http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2012/04/felt-wreaths-for-spring.html. Thank you for sharing!!

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  45. i will try this with paper to make a wreath . CHILD CARE KINDY

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