I've never done a tutorial before but as it's on my January List to try to add more to the blog I thought I'd start small.
I use crepe paper pin wheels in a number of different crafts. I have quite a few ideas brewing that I hope to incorporate them into and share with you in the month of February. So let's begin, shall we? :)
note: The crepe paper used in this tutorial is from the dollar store.
crepe paper (no need to cut a length from the roll, you can just start from the end and cut later)
needle and thread
Thread your needle with about 24 inches of thread and tie in a secure knot. Weave your thread in and out along the bottom of the crepe paper:
Gather crepe paper onto thread:
Continue until you have enough gathered to make a circle:
Cut the crepe paper just beyond the last stitch:
Your piece should look like this:
Secure the two ends together with a few stitches in the middle:
At this point you can add a dab of glue to secure but it should stay just as it is. Knot the thread and cut. Want to add glitter?
Prepare by making a row of glitter on a piece of scrap paper. Put glue on the edges of your pin wheel with a paint brush:
Dip your glued edge in the glitter a few times to coat:
Shake off excess and let dry. Viola!:
I used this one here:
I love the way this came out! The fan is a Christmas ornament originally from Pier One. I found three in a bag at the thrift store for 99 cents. I've already started a second ornament:
I just need to make another crepe paper pin wheel and add some feathers. :)
Please let me know how you enjoyed my first tutorial and it's clear and easy to understand.