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A splash of color for every garden! If you’re throwing an end of summer party these small windmills are a pretty decoration in every bed or flowerpot to enjoy those last moments of warmth in your backyard.

Images: ©Jan Schmiedel

+ Cutting mat
+ Pencil
+ Scissors
+ Hammer
+ Wooden sticks
+ Motif paper “Starlight” printed on both sides
+ Wire
+ Thimble
+ Ruler
+ Punch
+ Beads

DIY Windmill STEPS 1 2

Step 1: Cut square (14 × 14 cm).

Step 2: Using a pencil, connect the corners crosswise.

DIY Windmill STEPS 3 4

Step 3: Measure out from the middle in all four directions and mark at 1.5 cm.

Step 4: Make a hole in the center with the punch.

DIY Windmill STEPS 5 6

Step 5: From the four corners, cut the cardboard up to the markings.

Step 6: Use the punch to make a hole in the right corners, for a total of four holes.

DIY Windmill STEPS 7 8

Step 7: Cut the circle (thimble as a template) and punch in the middle and thread it with a bead onto a 40 cm long wire.

Step 8: Thread the 4 corners as well as the middle.

DIY Windmill STEP 9

Step 9: Finally attach the wire to the wooden stick.

FINISHED! Make several in various colors to fill your garden with and watch as they spin in motion.


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