Monday, February 4, 2013
With help from Los Angeles event designer Yoleine Dumarsais, Wedding Chicks take us through the easy process of making your own ombre pinwheels. Perfect for decorating your wedding ceremony or reception.
Watercolour paint in your favorite color
To create a coloured wheel for a gradient look or an ombre appearance, paint half (or a little more then half) of your paper. Make sure to paint the end darker and go lighter on the half. Take a piece of napkin or washcloth and wipe the paint to the other half of the paper. Repeat this on multiple sheets to create 1 pinwheel fan. Note: All of your pinwheels do not have to be watercoloured you can make some using this technique and some without.
Fold cardstock paper accordion-style into 1/2 inch folds. It’s good to have different size papers in order to form different sized pinwheels.
Fold accordion in half and secure using a glue gun for extra hold. This creates a part of the pinwheel. Repeat this 3 times. 3 fans equal 1 pinwheel.
Punch holes with a hole punch or cut holes about a quarter of an inch from the ends of the pinwheels. You can add as many or little to your pinwheel. This is to make them a bit different!
Use the glue gun to glue your pinwheels to the dowel for extra hold since this will be fastened to your wall. There’s no systematic way to glue wheels. Glue wheels at different angles whether it’s to the dowel or to another wheel. Make sure to cover the whole dowel! About 7 pinwheels will create a pinwheel dowel for your pinwheel wall. Repeat this whole process 4 times to create your pinwheel wall.
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