Paint all the pieces of wood that you will be using.
It's better to do this in the beginning so that they have plenty of time to dry.
While the wood pieces are drying, cut a piece of scrapbook paper.
It should measure about 2 inches wide and 12 inches long.
Fold it like you would if you were making a paper fan.
I tried to fold mine every quarter inch. Don't worry if it's not perfect.
Then squeeze some hot glue onto one end of the folded piece.
Bring the other end around, making a cylinder, and press it together.
To flatten, it's easiest if you set it on our workspace and start pushing the top pieces in and down.
It will start to naturally flatten out.
Then squeeze some hot glue on one of your painted wooden disks. Using both hands, pick up your paper pinwheel.
It will want to go back into the cylinder shape, but if you hold it with both hands and maintain its shape,
it will be easy to set it down in the hot glue. Hold it there for about 5 seconds and let the glue dry.
Using paper punches, I punched out shapes to glue to my 2 inch wooden disk.
I punched out vintage type with the circle punch, and then black striped paper with the decorative shape punch.
I glued them down with a regular glue stick. Then I added some black ribbon around the edge with my hot glue gun.
I printed out tags with Halloween sentiments to grace the fronts.
Then all you have to do is layer and glue your pieces as you like.
I forgot to snap a pic of this process. But here's what I did:
1. Grab one of your larger wooden disks and squeeze hot glue in a big pile in the center.
Cut ribbons to desired length...I cut 3 black ribbons and 2 orange ribbons...each about 8 inches long.
Place those in the hot glue. Also remember to cut a piece of ribbon to glue down as the loop to hang it from.
2. Then squeeze some more hot glue over the ribbons and place pinwheel right in the middle.
3. More hot glue...on the back of the disk with the paper punch shapes.
Place that one in the middle of the pinwheel.
4. Then glue Halloween sentiment and other desired shapes on top. That's it! Super easy!
And here are my finished ones...I also made some paper corsages using the same technique.
These are for sale at my parents' garden center, Hewitt Garden and Design Center. And they are also available in my etsy shop. All Halloween items have free shipping from my etsy shop as well. So if you don't have time to make one, grab one before they are gone!