Thursday, December 2, 2010

book page pinwheel ornaments

The first picture is a double pinwheel I made with a vintage button in the center.

I wanted to make these book page pinwheel ornaments after seeing the image below at
La La Lovely. I love the look of the pinwheels...and I decided I would go with the book page theme as long as I had already ripped up part of a book
to make the book page wreath earlier in the week.

inspiration photo via lalalovelythings

a few samples of what I made.

I put this one on a mini tree that I have,
since we won't have our big tree up until Saturday.

You Need: Book pages, scissors, glue (I used a hot glue gun) hole punch, twine or ribbon, embellishment

I tore out 2 pages from the book and cut them in half. You need 3 sections for each pinwheel. You will fold up each section accordion style. Then you will bend it in half.

Make your three section. You can use any kind of glue, but because I am impatient, I used
a hot glue gun. On one of the folded ends put a line of glue and close it up.

Put more glue where you want your sections to meet, then pull accordions apart and make pretty. In the center add a pretty button or embellishment. I am keeping mine pretty rustic, since that is the look of the decorations for our Christmas tree, but adding glitter would be pretty too. You can put a hole punch through a part and add twine or ribbon to hang.


Here is a link, and here is a link for a couple of other tutorials
if you find that mine is not helpful.

Well, I'm off to make about 16 more of these.

I will post a picture when they are up on our Christmas tree!


  1. They turned out lovely Ashlyn. I think we might share the same brain except you are always one step ahead of me...I'm working on these today as well. My sister gave me the idea, she sells them in her etsy shop Petits Metier. I'm also doing mine with old book pages. Yours turned out fabulously. Love them. Hugs-Carrie

  2. The pinwheels are so cute...I can imagine all the ways you can decorate with them, especially in groupings. You did a great job! Happy Holidays!


  3. I have seen these pinwheels and loved them, but had not yet taken the time to find out how to make them. Thank you for sharing. I'm visiting via Breada at Cozy Little House. Happy holidays!

  4. Good morning, Ashlyn--so glad I found you today! Love these pinwheels--wonderful tutorial!

    I'll be back to visit often--I'm your newest follower!

    Have a beautiful day...


  5. Adorable and such a great DIY! Looking forward to seeing them on your tree.

  6. Welcome from one of Brenda's followers. Love all your Christmas ideas.

  7. I can't wait to make some of these! I did a little tutorial today! Hope you'll come to visit! I'm stopping by from Brenda's welcome wagon! Hugs! ♥

  8. Just found your blog and love these pinwheel ornaments. They would be fun to make with the grandkids...except for the hot glue, of course. Your tutorial is very good. Thanks. Now I'm off to enjoy the rest of your blog.

  9. these would look so cute topped on gifts too. i need to hit up our antique mall for some old books pronto!

  10. Hi cute...thanks for the tutorial! Hopped over from Cozy Little House...I am a new follower!

  11. wow! I love anything paper and crafty!
    What a cool idea!
    Thanks for sharing them on your blog!


  12. Everytime I visit you have something that delights are one busy bee...filling your home with such JOY.

    I love this idea...I was soooo going to do something like this...only a wreath verson..but my time is flying away on me....I think in the month of December we should be given the gift of extra hours in a day...

    Hugs for a great creative weekend....can't wait to see what you share next. xoxoo

  13. I love these! Very cute!

  14. Hi Ashlyn! Love your post. I am always looking for ways to reuse and repurpose. Brenda sent me over to welcome you. I just became a follower. Stop by and see me when you have a chance.

    Susan and Bentley

  15. Hi Ashlyn, nice to meet you. Love the pinwheels, but I also love the covered christmas balls a few posts back, now if only I can find those glass ornaments. I hopped over from the Welcome Wagon, and I'm following now. I love the Pacific Northwest...someday I hope to live up there and have pinecones in my yard! :-)

  16. Welcoming you to blogland via Brenda's Cozy House. You have a great blog. I'll be back to visit again!


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