These paper pinwheels are extremely easy to make and an oh-so-pretty addition for any event. I made my first set of pinwheels for Graeme's second birthday party. ( By the way, just looking at those party pictures makes me want to start fanning myself. It was the hottest day of the summer and I was seven months pregnant, ha! ) I fell in love with the pinwheels and saved them. A few months later, I hung them above Job's crib ( you can see a peek of them in this post ) where they stayed until this last weekend, when I hung them above my mantle for a friend's housewarming shower. They are very versatile. Below you'll find the directions on how to make them.
For this project, you will need two pieces of card stock for each pinwheel you plan to make, a pair of scissors, and a stapler. ( I used 12x12 sized card stock. )
Accordian fold your paper in one inch folds, approximately. Trim the corners and then fold the paper in half. Pinch together the two ends and staple at the top. Repeat these steps for the other piece of paper, which is the other half of the pinwheel. Bring both pieces together and staple down the middle.