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Pinwheel Addiction

Added Feb 22, 2012

by domestic-div...

Orange County, C...






I used to love those tacky plastic toy pinwheels as a kid. Now I’m addicted to the grown up version, with die cut blades and accents like rhinestones and pearls. They’re so much fun to make and inexpensive too. A great way to decorate for weddings, parties or any occasion. Simply make one as an elegant little gift to bring to the hostess at your next dinner party. You can make them from foam sheets, fabric, lace, paper, vinyl, etc. Just finished an article that includes photos of my whole collection. See them at wheels!

Material Notes

lace, paper




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type


Pretty Pinwheels

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    Feb 23, 2012, 03.54 PMby libra-s

    I used to love them when I was little too!! What you made are very charming and I feel like making one for myself!!

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      Feb 24, 2012, 01.48 AMby domestic-divaonline

      Do it. Give yourself this gift. They take minutes to make and hours to enjoy!

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    Feb 23, 2012, 08.39 AMby zaarissima

    Thank you so much for such wonderful little gifts from my childhood! A great idea for presents for children in the springtime and for easter!

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      Feb 24, 2012, 01.47 AMby domestic-divaonline

      Children love these and so do many of us big kids! Thank you for your comment.

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    Feb 23, 2012, 06.03 AMby schnui

    I think we 3 (Adriana, Patti and I) all remember the days of our childhood when our parents took us to a fair (in Australia and New Zealand, it is called the Agricultural and Rural Show) and bought us a hand held windmill as a special treat. Thank-you for sharing another lovely idea which brings back so many happy memories.

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      Feb 24, 2012, 01.47 AMby domestic-divaonline

      And thank you for sharing too. We’re getting a global education about fairs!

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    Feb 23, 2012, 02.26 AMby Adriana Orozco

    Gloria!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this pinwheels are just lovely!!!! you have such wonderfull creative mind!! Love them, just love them……..I will be in Caldera with one of this in my hand…..and sooo happy to see you!!!!!!!!!!

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      Feb 24, 2012, 01.45 AMby domestic-divaonline

      Thank you my friend! I’d love to bring you a bouquet of pinwheels in May but they’re too hard to pack! I’ll email about the trip in April so we can talk in detail.

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    Feb 23, 2012, 01.44 AMby patti-r

    Oh what fun, love the ones on your website also!! I remember pinwheels attached to my bicycle basket as a child, so many years ago..

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      Feb 24, 2012, 01.43 AMby domestic-divaonline

      Wow you just brought back memories. I recall the pinwheel on my handle bars! Thanks for the comment.

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