4th of July Pinwheel Decor

Happy 4th of July crafty friends!
I hope you are having a wonderful time with family and friends and maybe getting a little crafting in too! Today I am sharing a fun 4th of July table decor piece I created. With some fun dies from Cottage Cutz. Take a look.

Here is my fun little table decor piece. It is a pinwheel with a festive 4th greeting with some stars and fireworks shooting out and sitting on top of a patriotic top hat.

To Make The Pinwheel
I started with a 6x6 piece of red cardstock. I drew a line from diagonal corner to diagonal corner and found the halfway points more or less in each quadrant. I also found the center by going 3" in both ways. You can see my markings very lightly above.

Next I cut from each corner to the more or less center of each square. I then slightly curled the left side of each corner.

I bent each of the curled corners in to the center. I used a glue dot at the bottom and then put another one on top to secure it.

Next I took some sparkly silvery tool and gathered about 15" or so of it in an accordion type style and used a little wire twist to secure the middle. This created the puff/pleats.

I poked the twist through the middle and secured it in the back.

Here is what the pinwheel looked like with just the poof on. You can also barely see the clear stick I used to hold it up.

Next, I went to work creating the center. I cut out two pierced circles from the die set and then created some corresponding mats in two shades of blue cardstock. I then cut out the Happy 4th of July phrase and adhered it. To get the Happy to stand more erect and sturdy, I cut it out three times. Two of them I put in front of the larger pierced circle and the third one, I put from behind the circle. This gave the letters some good stability. I then added the firecrackers and then added some glitter to their tops.

I then created a couple of these super cute fireworks from the die set. I used a couple of circle punches for the backs and glued some light weight wire to them. I also had some styrofoam glittered stars and used the same wire to pock into them and added them to the pinwheel too. 

Lastly, I added a blue metallic bow and then poked the clear stick into the top hat and it was done. The top hat came from the dollar tree just the way you see it. 

Well that about covers it for today. I hope you are inspired to give the pinwheel a try. Don't forget to head over to Cottage Cutz and pick up these super fun dies. Until the next time, have a wonderful crafty day!

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