Today’s pinwheel DIY project is such a simple one. I could literally sum it up by saying “buy these sturdy wooden pinwheels, paint them, and stick them in your garden. Enjoy.”
You can see that you could go a lot of ways decorating these pinwheels – Mod Podge them with craft paper or have the kids go to town on coloring them. They are a perfect Mother’s Day or teacher gift. They are durable and sturdy, and I anticipate that they will survive a long time in my flower beds.
Supplies need to make your own pinwheel DIY:
- 6 inch Unfinished Wood Pinwheels
- Foam Brushes
- Acrylic Craft Paint (I used teal, red, yellow and brown)
- Wood Stain Cloths
- Krylon Clear Varnish Coating
Here is a tip: I inserted my painted pinwheels into a piece of foam to dry. This allows all sides to dry without getting messed up by laying it flat.
This will just make your pinwheel DIY flowers appear to be aged. I always use this treatment when I am putting painted projects outdoors. This way when they naturally fade and get a little beat up with the elements, they still look nice.
When the stain is dry, seal the whole pinwheel with clear spray varnish. This will help preserve the project.
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).