Our final book page DIY project is this fun pinwheel garland. This while this isn’t the project I had originally planned, I am embracing the fact that sometimes things don’t always go the way they think they will. Time gets the better of me sometimes.
This little pinwheel garland is similar to Monday’s project and it almost as easy. This project took me about 20 minutes from start to finish, including a short break to nurse a small burn from my hot glue gun. Watch out, those things can be dangerous!
For this project you will need:
- 2x the number of book pages as pinwheels you want to make. (Each pinwheel requires two pages)
- Hot glue gun and extra glue sticks
- your choice of string or ribbon
- optional: small hole punch, burlap, colored paper, etc.
I started by cutting my book pages into squares but it make be better to skip this step to allow for more folds.
begin folding your book pages accordion style trying to keep your folds even.
fold your accordion folded pages in half and lightly glue the two halves together to form half a circle.
lightly glue your half circles together to form full circle pinwheels.
I chose to use a smaller hole punch than in shown in my supplies photos to cut out circles for the centers of my pinwheels. You can use different colored paper, burlap, fabric or even beads to decorate your pinwheels. I lightly glued the small paper circles on both sides of my pinwheels.
I glued Jute twine onto the backs of my pinwheels to make a small garland.
That’s all. Super simple and fast.
These would also be great turned into ornaments for a Christmas tree or used as bows for decorating Christmas packages. Don’t you think?
I have also seen them attached to wooden dowels or pencils and placed in a vase or bowl to make a cute bouquet. Your creativity is your only limitation.
This might be a good option for my four pinwheel garland.
Tomorrow’s post is going to be a roundup of other great projects you can do with old book pages. There are so many, I think I’ll highlight some of my favorites and plan to share more projects with instructions in the future. Please let me know what you think of these projects and if you’d like me to do more DIY projects in the future.