Childhood Memories and a Giveaway Dare Ya!

(photo is from Pinwheels for Peace, Fruit Street Schools, Bangor, ME)

I’m in love with pinwheels. I have been since I was a little girl. When I was little you could buy a pinwheel for a dime. I loved the hours of fun running in the yard waving my pinwheel to see how fast it could spin. Or catching the wing just right and I would watch the colors spin so fast they became a blur.

There is no wonder when I look at photos of my granddaughter playing that those same days of carefree, simple fun come back to me. I had to make some pinwheels to add to this layout.

Hannah at the Beach

Photo Arrangement from Scrapbook etc.
Pattern Paper: We R Memory Keepers
Cardstock: Core’dinations and WorldWin
Brads: Doodle Bug
Embellishments: fish, EK Success; tag topper We R Memory Keepers; felt loops, Queen and Company
Tools: Fiskars Rotary Trimmer; Fiskars Doddle Dandy Boarder Punch, Fiskars Micro-Tip Scissors, Fiskars Circle Cutter
Ink: Stazon Brown

I thought I’d share my passion for Pinwheels with a pictorial tutorial of how I made my pinwheels.

Cut a square any size

Create your center by folding both sides and pinching the middle

Cut from corner to 1/4 inch from the center

Fold every other side, bringing the top tip straight down to the center

You can light adhere the center and add a button or

circle, to punch a hole and 

add a brad

Tools you saw:
Fiskars Rotary Trimmer
Fiskars Scissors
X-Large Thumb Tack
Bazzill In Stitch mat
Make some memories today then scrap ‘em while there hot!

Post your pinwheels with the inlinkz below. I’ll draw a winner this weekend for two packs of beautiful Making Memories ribbon.

Gratitude List
1. friends “on call”
2. safety for a great friend
3. wonderful and exciting ……
4. meeting crafters with a true heart
5. God’s mercy through the pain


  1. Very cool and pretty simply really. Thank you for the tutorial!

  2. Thanks so much for the great tutorial!

  3. Love your layout! I must try pinwheels on my layouts! :)

  4. Just love the layout & am definitely going to try these pinwheels!

  5. Thanks so much for the tutorial...I just was thinking about these this weekend and was trying to remember how to make them!

  6. Thank you! This is great inspiration!

  7. Well, I linked up but I don't guess I have a thumbnail. The picture shows up when you click on it though...

  8. That pinwheel layout is adorable.

  9. I love the pinwheel and the whole layout...the pinwheels are perfect for it!

  10. I found my way here by way of "The Pub" Love the photos and colors of this layout - - so fun -- and the pinwheels are fab!


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