March 13, 2013

Spring Paper Pinwheel Wreath + Dear Lizzy Giveaway!

The dreary days of winter are almost behind us, and with spring coming into view, there is no better time to add some spring decor to your home. I truly feel there is not better way to punch up seasonal decorations than with a DIY wreath, and today’s idea for a paper pinwheel spring wreath features supplies from the brand-new Dear Lizzy 5th and Frolic line from American Crafts, which will be available on March 17 at a Jo-Ann store near you. Read on for all of the details for how easily this wreath comes together, and then enter to win $50 of goodies from the 5th and Frolic line for yourself!

Spring Pinwheel Wreath ::

For this project, you will need…

  • A straw wreath form
  • Spray paint
  • Acrylic paint
  • Round foam pouncers
  • Scrapbooking goodies from the Dear Lizzy 5th and Frolic line from American Crafts: patterned paper, brads, tags, Thickers, Flutterbys garland and fabric bows
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Hot glue

To start, spray paint the straw wreath form and allow it to dry completely. Use the round foam pouncer and acrylic paint to paint polka dots onto the wreath, if desired. (To see another wreath I embellished with this treatment, check out my spring wreath from 2012.)

Next, make your paper pinwheels. Depending upon the size of your wreath, you will need anywhere from 15-20 pinwheels. For each pinwheel, cut a square of paper with your paper trimmer. (For my wreath, I used squares ranging in size from 2-4″.) Use scissors to cut a notch up from each of the corners on each piece, as shown.

Paper Pinwheel Tutorial ::

Punch a hole in the left flap at each corner, and then make a hole at the very center of the piece. (I used the tip of my scissors to do so, since my hole punch wouldn’t extend that far onto my paper.)

Paper Pinwheel Tutorial ::

Fold the flaps with the holes punched through up and toward the middle of the square, overlapping each punched corner at the center hole.

Paper Pinwheel Tutorial ::

When all four corners are folded in, secure a brad through the holes to secure.

Paper Pinwheel Tutorial ::

When the pinwheels are finished, the fun really begins! Adhere the pinwheels to the wreath with hot glue, and then finish with any other decorative elements that strike your fancy.

Spring Pinwheel Wreath ::

I punched up my wreath with a sweet pre-made stitched banner and a decorative “Hello” tag that I embellished even further with a fabric bow and some glittery Thickers.

Spring Pinwheel Wreath ::

Look at all of that yummy sparkle!

Spring Pinwheel Wreath ::

The color palette for this line is feminine, delicate, and absolutely perfect for spring! I am never disappointed with the quality of American Crafts products, from the weight and luxurious feel of their paper to the charming appeal of their innovative embellishments. Just  imagine all of the fantastic projects to be made with all of the lovelies in this line!

This wreath will live on the door of my pantry. I think it will easily transition all the way through the summer months!

Spring Pinwheel Wreath ::


Giveaway Time!

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Amy @ Positively Splendid

Amy @ Positively Splendid

Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you'll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
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55 Responses to Spring Paper Pinwheel Wreath + Dear Lizzy Giveaway!

  1. Paula@SweetPea March 13, 2013 at 4:08 am #

    Tags for gifts would be my first project.

    • Sharon Hubbard March 13, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

      I would make a pinwheels for my Granddaughter’sroom.

  2. keri @ shaken together March 13, 2013 at 4:34 am #

    I’d make a pretty little banner for a Spring project for my front door! LOVE this line and thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Eva Scott March 13, 2013 at 5:50 am #

    This is adorable!!! And I would use the products on my Project Life book!!!!

  4. Nicki March 13, 2013 at 6:00 am #

    So adorable! Thanks for the opportunity. I would love to use this with my Project Life.

  5. Rebecca March 13, 2013 at 7:53 am #

    I’d make a spring time display for my mantel! It’s seriously lacking as of now 🙂

  6. Lisa W. March 13, 2013 at 7:57 am #

    I would make a flower spray for my daughters’ room…

  7. Terri C March 13, 2013 at 8:09 am #

    I’d love to make a cute banner, I just love them and yours is darling!

  8. Heather Minicucci March 13, 2013 at 8:45 am #

    I’d like to make a cute birthday banner for my daughter’s 10th birthday!

  9. Dominika Kulans March 13, 2013 at 8:51 am #

    I would love to recreate your wreath! and maybe add small pictures of my boys from summers past 🙂

  10. Steph @ Crafting in the Rain March 13, 2013 at 9:23 am #

    My scrapbook needs some love 🙂

  11. Brooke March 13, 2013 at 9:39 am #

    I would use the paper for decorations for my daughter’s 1st bday party!

  12. Michelle Henry March 13, 2013 at 10:00 am #

    I think some cute bunting would be in order if I won 🙂

  13. Amanda S. March 13, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

    I would like to make a cute wreath!

  14. Jennyfer l March 13, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

    I would use the Dear Lizzy collection to prepare for my upcoming daughter’s birthday!!! She’s so looking forward to it and I just have to plan everything beforehand. Thanks for the chance!

  15. Jessica March 13, 2013 at 1:01 pm #

    Super cute. Can’t wait to make my own!

  16. Anne Marie March 13, 2013 at 3:14 pm #

    I would definitely make a spring wreath.

  17. Ryan Roth March 13, 2013 at 3:17 pm #

    I am in need of an adorable Easter wreath for my front door. Super cute ideas to use the pinwheels

  18. Cristina March 13, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    Gorgeous project! I’d love to use this beautiful collection to make a mini album for my mom!

  19. Hailey Sperry March 13, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    I would love to make this spring/summer wreath!

  20. kelly March 13, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    id love to replicate the pinwheels!

  21. Kelly March 13, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

    What a great project!

  22. Christa March 13, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    I would make a spring bunting!

  23. barbara n March 13, 2013 at 7:37 pm #

    I love your pinwheel wreath and would make that my first project!

  24. Catherine March 13, 2013 at 7:49 pm #

    I would use the paper to decorate journals.

  25. Brenda D March 13, 2013 at 7:50 pm #

    The pinwheel wreath looks like fun!!! Thanks

  26. Pat K March 13, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

    Some paper pinwheels would be cute to put in a vase for my dining room table

  27. Jennifer Essad March 13, 2013 at 8:31 pm #

    Pinwheels seem to be making a comeback, they bring back childhood memories, I love the color choices today and making them with my favorite patterns make me HAPPY -thanks for the chance to win!

  28. Diane | An Extraordinary Day March 13, 2013 at 10:18 pm #

    I would make some pinwheels, banners, and greeting cards for starters!
    What a fun giveaway…my fingers are crossed! 🙂

  29. Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute March 14, 2013 at 1:44 am #

    Hi Amy. I’d love to start making some gift cards with them and maybe a mini notepad!

    Thanks for letting me enterHugs…Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

  30. Cheryl Hutcherson March 14, 2013 at 9:21 am #

    I’ve been looking for the perfect spring wreath to make and THIS IS IT! LOVE IT! That’s definitely what I’d use my prize pack for. Love this line! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  31. Mariko Brown March 14, 2013 at 9:23 am #

    I would love to make greeting cards with pinwheels!

  32. Lisa P March 14, 2013 at 9:25 am #

    I am a scrapbooker and card maker so I would definitely use it for that but I would love to try my hand at this kind of wreath. I”ve made one before with rosettes but I love the look of the pinwheels!

  33. serena March 14, 2013 at 9:27 am #

    I love those adorable pinwheels on a wreath what a great idea. I would like to give that a try with the dear lizzy line.

  34. JoanK March 14, 2013 at 9:45 am #

    Love the pinwheels! They are so simple to make and give such a cute result! Thanks for sharing!

  35. Allison March 14, 2013 at 9:59 am #

    I would work on my girls’ scrapbook pages

  36. Judith I March 14, 2013 at 10:16 am #

    I would make some cool home decor and some scrapbooking.

  37. Danielle March 14, 2013 at 10:37 am #

    I would use this line to make this wreath too – I ADORE this line and just can’t get enough of it! 😀

  38. Lois March 14, 2013 at 11:20 am #

    Love this idea for a wreath!!!! I hope to make and use one for all seasons!! Thanks for the ideas.

  39. emily March 14, 2013 at 11:52 am #

    a birthday banner for my kids

  40. Janelle Shultz March 14, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

    i would love to win this yummy prize…i would use it to make layouts for my 3 girls scrapbooks! thanks!

  41. Denise Bryant March 14, 2013 at 3:28 pm #

    I’d love to make some cards with the Dear Lizzy 5th and Frolic line!

  42. Barb Wagar March 14, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    I love it and pinwheels are just so much fun!

  43. Cathy Pascual March 14, 2013 at 5:24 pm #

    I’d love to make a mini album!

  44. Gayle215 March 14, 2013 at 6:48 pm #

    I would use this fabulous line in my Project Life albums.

  45. Teresa March 14, 2013 at 10:05 pm #

    First, I’d make two of these precious pinwheel wreaths for my sweet nieces’ birthdays coming up soon!!

  46. Tiffani March 14, 2013 at 10:20 pm #

    Probably this wreath! We need some fresh spring decor, while waiting for the real thing to arrive!

  47. Kelli Smith March 15, 2013 at 1:14 am #

    I would use it to make a Paper Tree to place on my crafting table.

  48. Jamie March 15, 2013 at 6:40 am #

    This is perfect for a nice change up to my go-to yarn wreath! Love hearing about the Dear Lizzie line, can’t wait to check out their products!

  49. Torrie March 16, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

    Super cute pinwheels and great line by Dear Lizzy. I would make cards and some of those pinwheels too if I was the lucky winner.

  50. Heidi March 16, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

    I would scrapbook with it!

  51. Tiffany March 18, 2013 at 6:40 pm #

    I plan to make this! I have leftover pinwheels from my daughters first birthday party last summer. What a perfect way to use them up!

  52. Crystal (chaoticlilshadow) March 18, 2013 at 9:46 pm #

    I would love to make some decorations for my girls’ rooms! So pretty!

  53. domestic diva March 19, 2013 at 7:41 pm #

    I’d make a mobile for my son’s room. registered & protected

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