DIY Paper Pinwheels Tutorial {Monday Made It}

Don’t paper pinwheels just make you smile?

For my classroom this year, I wanted the atmosphere to be cheerful & happy, but I didn’t want to use a specific theme or set on certain colors. Rather, I just wanted my room to be a definition of my style, which is very shabby chic/vintage mixed with the modern look of chevron & patterns.
I’m aiming for softer colors and chalkboard backgrounds.
I love to mix sea greens, various reds, and loads of old/vintage looking graphing papers and maps!
If you want to see a few other things I made for my classroom so far, click below:
This week, I got to tackle some of the paper product decorations I wanted to create for my room.
I had these three scrapbook paper books from Michaels – each bought with a 40% coupon and of course my 15% off teacher discount! Well worth the money – as I am going to use every bit of it!!

For this post, I am going to show picture directions on how I made my paper pinwheels. In tomorrow and Wednesday’s posts, I will show you how I made the hanging paper lanterns and paper pinwheel wreath.



If you decide to do this in your classroom, leave the link in a comment so I can come admire!
Stay tuned for my posts tomorrow and Wednesday, so you can how to I made these lovelies!
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  1. Hoots and Hollers on July 16, 2013 at 2:28 am

    I LOVE paper crafts just like these! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Sarah @ Hoots N' Hollers

    • Mrs. Dixon on July 17, 2013 at 12:28 am

      I do too! Thanks Sarah!

  2. resource room roundabout on July 16, 2013 at 4:46 am

    These are so cute! I can't wait for your posts this week 🙂


    • Mrs. Dixon on July 17, 2013 at 12:28 am

      Thanks, Katie! 🙂

  3. Anonymous on July 16, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Your paper pinwheels are beautiful! Thank you for showing how to make them!

    • Mrs. Dixon on July 17, 2013 at 12:28 am

      Thank you!

  4. Melissa on July 16, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    They look beautiful! I can't wait to see how you display them in your room! 🙂

    Fashion Craze Learning Days

    • Mrs. Dixon on July 17, 2013 at 12:29 am

      Thanks Melissa!

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