Paper Pinwheel Ornaments featuring Kim from Sand & Sisal {Handmade Ornament No.7}

Paper Pinwheel Ornaments featuring Kim from Sand & Sisal {Handmade Ornament No.7}

Thanks for stopping by and joining us for the
Handmade Ornament Series
This week we are sharing last minute ornament ideas for the season

I’m pleased to welcome our next guest,
Kim from Sand & Sisal

{Handmade Christmas Ornament No. 7}

Thanks Stephanie Lynn for having me today! Beautiful, handmade ornaments always carry the most sentimentality with them. They’re the ones we cherish most. Today’s ornament will surely become a keepsake. It is a paper Pinwheel Ornament that can be made in just minutes! It may look complicated but it is oh so easy!

Pinwheel Ornament
All you’ll need to make Pinwheel Ornaments is 2 rolls of quality, heavy weight wrapping paper, a yard stick, ruler, scissors, glue stick, glue gun and ribbon.

Start cutting 4 inch by 30 inch strips of wrapping paper in each color. Fold each 4 inch strip in half lengthwise and crease well. Open the strip and run a glue stick along all edges, then refold and press to seal. Repeat this with both colored strips. You should now have 2 inch by 30 inch strips.

How to fold your pinwheels:

Repeat this folding process until all the paper is folded. Trim off any excess from the end. Glue the last flap and press to close. You are left with accordion folds.

Bring both ends together and glue with a hot glue gun. To secure the center of the pinwheel, apply a small amount of hot glue into the center of the pinwheel, press and hold until set. Flip pinwheel over and repeat on opposite side.

Cut a strip of ribbon, make a loop, and hot glue it to the pinwheel. Add a little red faux berry or gem to the center of the pinwheel ornament if you desire for extra pizzazz!

Hang your pinwheels on the tree and enjoy! Experiment with different colored papers and decorative ribbons for fun variation! Try bright colors for children or family trees and for sophisticated trees, try using white, gold, or silver patterned paper combinations. The possibilities are endless!

Wishing you happy ornament making and a very merry holiday!


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  1. I am going to give this a go…Thank you for the tutorial..


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