DIY Table Decor
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DIY Table Decor

Hi there! Do you have a summer party, or shower to plan? Here is a fun, simple project idea to help you add some color and whimsy to your table.

DIY pinwheel centerpieces…

To make your own, you’ll want to gather some cardstock and patterned paper in a fun, cheery color scheme. Then, use a couple of different pinwheel shapes from the Silhouette online store and cut them in varying sizes.

They look great assembled as they are with a sparkly brad in the center, or for a little more color and dimension you can add a flower shape or two to the center before adding the brad.

Then, add a little hot glue to the back side, attach it to a small wooden dowel and you are ready to add them to your mason jar. {I found that adding a bit of tissue paper inside the mason jar helped them to stay put. }

If you want to incorporate the pinwheel shape throughout your party theme, you can easily reduce the size in Silhouette studio to use on the invitation, or make them as large as you can and hang them on the wall or from the ceiling with a little fishing line too.

Happy party planning! 🙂

Shapes: click on the shapes below to link to them in the Silhouette online store. 
six petal 3-d pinwheel


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  1. So CUTE and FUN! Thanks for the idea! :o)


  2. way cute and way easy. I made a whole bunch of these and stuck them on a foam wreath form with thumb tacks. They look super cute, and I can leave them up clear til summer. 🙂

  3. Is there a way to turn these into working pinwheels? Thanks!

    1. If you drilled a hole in the dowel and put the brad through the hole instead of gluing it on, I think it would work that way. 🙂

    2. i put the brads through paper straws rather than dowels and they were functional 🙂

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