Party with Pinwheels

paper pinwheels

pinwheels

vintage fourth of july

diy pinwheels
You will need:
  • wire
  • skewers
  • paper
  • hot-glue
  • jars
  • sand

Cut out a paper rectangle and fold accordion style along the longest side of the rectangle. Hold the folded accordion strip and staple through the accordion in the center of the strip. It will look kind of like a bow-tie. Fold open the two sides you created with the staple to create a wheel (you may need a little tape to keep the wheel together). Cut out paper stars and glue one to each side of one end of the craft wire. Curl the other end of the wire and wind around skewer. Hot-glue the pinwheel to a skewer and push into sand-filled jars.

Two days before the Fourth and centerpiece-less? Eh, not a problem: Those silver pinwheels? made from an old Christmas bag. Those skewers? left-over kabob sticks. Containers? a few empty mason jars. The point? This centerpiece is so, so adorable and can be pulled together in an afternoon with pretty much scraps around your house. This year I seem to be runnin’ with a sparkler theme and it’s definitely working for me!

– <3 A. 

Vintage Muse Modern Views: Red, White, and Blue

vintage independence day

Vintage Harper’s Bazaar cover || How come major mag’s don’t have these fantastic illustrations on their covers anymore? Graphic designers are so much more impressive than a celebrity’s face photo-shopped and professionally coiffed to perfection

1. Amaryllis Crochet Dress || keepin’ the 4th classy

2. Bow to Stern Scarf in Navy || around your neck or on your head

3. Polk Dot Bandeau || bandeaued bosoms: very Independence Day I’d say

4.  Ona: The Chelsea Bag|| you didn’t know that was a fully functional, compartmentalized camera bag did you? Yep. that’s the whole point.

– <3 A.

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