I will have more wedding pics to share but have you noticed the calendar?! It is JULY! And Thursday is July 4th! As in Independence Day! So today I have a quick craft for you that can be used for any time of year depending on the color you use.
We all love medallions, no? And we all love pinwheels, right? And anything hot glued to a skewer has to be cute 😀
I was working on gathering the things I needed to create a fun Independence Day tablescape and decided to make some medallion pinwheels, glue them to skewers and add them to my centerpiece of flowers. There are plenty of great medallion tutorials out there – my favorite one is Jennifer’s video tutorial. I’ll show you the steps I used but if you want a really good tutorial with all the details to make it really cool go see how Jennifer did hers 🙂
I used some muffin liners I had in my craft stash. They are larger around than regular liners but not as tall on the sides. A stapler and some double-sided tape were the other tools I used to create the medallions.
I used double-sided tape to secure the sides together. If you want these to last for longer than it takes to set up and do a photo shoot I would recommend using hot glue for this step. I didn’t want to take the time to use the hot glue so I just used the tape. It worked but it’s not as stable and I did have to put a couple pieces back together a couple times.
Make at least 3 more, I use 4 of these pieces for each medallion when using muffin liners. You can streamline the process by doing each step to all the pieces at once before moving to the next step. Then assemble your pinwheels.
I added a scalloped, gold, foil sticker to the center for some bling and to cover the center hole since I didn’t take the time to be precise and neat enough to not have a hole left when I was finished. If you want to take the time to be super precise and neat you might not need to put anything in the center. I like something fun in the center even if they turn out neat and precise though so I don’t bother taking that kind of time 😀
All 3 medallions finished. Just a tip – if you think yours are looking a bit odd, you squash a piece or 2 while making it or trying to get them to stick together, just keep going. In the end it will look great and no one will ever know where you crushed it or folded it wrong or stapled to close to one end. Trust me, I did these really fast and with no precision and I could have chucked them in the trash at one point but I loved them when I was finished and was so glad I didn’t quit.
Hot glue them to skewers if you want to use them in a plant or bouquet of flowers. I tried to tape these but it won’t work, even for just a few minutes. So just get the hot glue gun out and save yourself the frustration of trying to make tape work.
Sew a Fine Seam
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