We went out for dinner with some friends at a quaint Seaside restaurant/pub recently. Since Oregon is usually ahead of the curve on environmental issues, we were given paper straws when our drinks were served. I have to admit I went a little crazy over the straws informing everyone in our party I wanted their straw when we left. The waitress overheard the conversation and came back to the table bearing more straws so I could have a complete set!
After thinking about it I figured the best use for them was the handle of a whimsical pinwheel. I haven’t made pinwheels since I was a Brownie Girl Scout, so…. nearly 60 years ago!
I thought it would be fun to use up some washi tape while I was at it! Supplies are: vellum sheets, washi tape, straws, and paint pens.
Step One: Cut pieces of vellum into 4″x4″ squares.
Step Two: Cover each edge with a piece of washi tape, trimming the edges even.
Step Three: Decorate the center sections with paint pen dots or doodles.
Step Four: Gather one corner with a stick pin and attach at the back.
Step Five: Pierce the straw with the stick pin
The pinwheels are darling decorations for a spring party or on the windowsill in a baby nursery.
Since I needed a photo prop for my pinwheels, it took literally 5 minutes to make a sweet matching vellum paper and washi tape banner.
Step One: Cut vellum pendant shaped trianges.
Step Two: Place a piece of washi tape at the top and trim
Step Three: Use hot glue to attach ready made scrapbook flowers.
Step Four: Use hot glue to attach each pendant triangle to a pretty piece of bakers string.
Don’t the pinwheels just say “SPRING?”