Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Studio 5: Pinwheels & Giveaway!



When I plan my Studio 5 segments, if possible, I try to tie into my current class and in this case, it's all about pinwheels.

I had so much fun making this cute pinwheel for my upcoming "Red, White & YOU" class, that I decided to immerse myself into pinwheels... I almost drowned!  So many cute ideas and so little time.


This was right before I left on a long trip and I didn't have enough time to do everything I wanted.

It became clear to me after a lot of research that the We R Memory Keepers Pinwheel punch board was the way to go.

I'm not much of a uni-tasker (a tool that only does one thing), but I have to say, this tool is completely worth purchasing if you're only doing one party.  The time you save is invaluable!  So, today, I'm showcasing pinwheels made from the Pinwheel Punch Board and a great little template (hand-cut or die-cut) I used for my class and that I still really love, as it has a different shape and is good for smaller pinwheels.



But first, let's give a Pinwheel punch board away! 

Just leave a comment on this blog post today and tomorrow morning I'll randomly pick a winner...Good luck!

You'll get the Pinwheel Punch Board and a set of 10 attachments (these are invaluable!) and extra long straws.











Moving this nostalgic child's toy into today's DIY trend is all about size.  Using the simple, charming and playful shape in different sizes can tie a party together and create a custom look quickly and inexpensively.

Go BIG (more on that later) for drama & the WOW factor...these large pinwheels can fill real estate in a flash, perfect for backdrops and hanging decor.  And because these are so light, they are easily attached with pins or thumbtacks.







Go Small for those tiny touches that really leave a big impression!  From food picks to invitations and place settings.

Go traditional size for functioning favors, garlands, treat toppers, hat toppers and more.









Apart from size, you can add your own creative touch to pinwheels by adding a center to your pinwheels.  

Punches, pins, brads, pompoms, printed elements (like my wedding words), buttons etc...










You can also add streamers to the back of your functioning pinwheels for added movement, like in this example, I added cascading ribbons that I tied to the top of the straw.  Just be sure that your streamers don't interfere with the movement of the pinwheel.




To see a step-by-step tutorial on using the Pinwheel Punch board, click on this image to enlarge.















To make a SUPER big pinwheel, I used the large sheets of cardstock I'm starting to see in craft stores, specifically my local Hobby Lobby.  I found the large gold sheets (Strathmore Chromolux 19/5" x 26") in the art department, next to the poster paper and core board.  

We R Memory Keepers also has a line of patterned large sheets (22" x 28"), which I found right next to the Pinwheel Punch board and supplies.

Here are some photo tutorials for making the Extra Large Pinwheel.






If you have any questions, please let me know.  

36 comments:

Gary Burdette said...

I'm so happy to see your segment! I am planning a "Red, White, and Baby Blue" shower next week, so this tutorial is just what I needed! Thank you!
Jan B.

Tausha Rondeau said...

Pick Me ! Pick Me! Fingers & Toes crossed! Arms & Legs crossed! Even eyes are crossed hoping I win! Would LOVE this tool to make pinwheels & throw a party!

John Wells Family said...

I love this and would love the kit. Thank you

Sheryce Campbell said...

This is a must have punch board. I love all your ideas! To much fun😉

Annette said...

I just tried to make my very first pinwheel by hand (without the punch board) and I wish I could attach a pic. It's sad and needs some help! My 85 year old mother was sharing pinwheel memories with me after Studio 5 aired today, so I wanted to give it a try. Is love to win this tool and make lots of pinwheels of all sizes just for her!

Kathy Watkins said...

I absolutely love the pinwheels. You do such an amazing job on Studio 5. Love to watch
your segments. Thanks for the cutest ideas.

Tammy H said...

I love your pinwheels, I would love to make them with my First Grade Class...
Great ideas!

Unknown said...

Easy, breezy, beautiful spintastic fun! I would love to create some award "spinning" worthy art!

Laura Caler said...

Loved your segment on Studio 5! Thanks for doing this fun giveaway!!

Tara said...

Great segment! I think pinwheels on my Christmas tree would be so fun!

Tizzy said...

i WOULD SO LOVE TO WIN THIS. I LOVE PINWHEELS AND HAVE A MILLION IDEAS OF THINGS TO MAKE USING THIS KIT. THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY.

Elaine Hurst said...

What a fun segment on Studio 5! I am now smitten with pinwheels, and would love to win your give a way (but I never win anything):):):) Ich liebe pinwheels!

Susan Neal said...

Random number generator picked Tausha Rondeau! Congratulations Tausha! Please email me at EyeQDesign@mindspring.com so we can arrange to get your prize to you.

Thanks everyone, for participating...please sign up for 'follow by email' on the right-hand column for more Studio 5 info, Giveaways and of course, my card making kits!

Claudia Bowles said...
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kris said...

Thanks for letting your card classes participate!

That's Wright said...

Totally awesome tool and it takes me back to a simpler time!

Julie Henricksen said...

Thank you for this segment. This tool is a time SAVER! Just in time for all the patriotic gatherings in July.

Anne said...

Loved all your pinwheels and I'm excited to have a chance at winning the pinwheel punch
board. Thanks for giving us another go at winning, especially when I didn't get your original email. You're the best! xo

Unknown said...

I loved all your pinwheels and everything else you design! You do all the work for our card class and we just have to put them together and I really enjoy it and thank you for all you do! Lynn

Susan Neal said...

I Just did a second random number prize winner today and Annette has won! Please email me with your address and phone number so I can arrange to get your prize to you. Thanks for all your participation & Happy Summer! Sue

Lory said...

Loved your segment- my daughter wants to decorate her room in the pinwheel style now !

Grammy Pammy Grahammy said...

Great ideas. I'm a widow, almost 60 year old and retiring in December! I am getting married June 3 2017. We are having a BoHo Hippie wedding in a grove of trees. Pinwheels would be so awesome to add a retro splash of color! I see that this segment was a re-run. Are you doing another prize drawing?

Margaret Lockhart said...

I love these pinwheels and all the great memories that they evoke. My grandkids have so much fun with them and I have never been successful at making one so this is a wonderful kits. I am a retired widow and my funds don't allow purchasing anything that isn't absolutely necessary so if I could get this free, what a blessing it would be!!!! I love all the crafts that you do! Thanks for sharing all your creativity!!!.

kallunkimom said...

I'm blown away (wink-wink) by your amazing ideas using this product! I'm new to your blog and exciting to check it out further 😊

Krista Kei said...

I watched this and really want to use this for my best friends shower I'm throwing, is there somewhere in Utah county I can buy this? I googled but it says I can only buy it online.

JennandStar said...

I'm in love! How adorable are these?! What a super fun trend to see. I have a niece who loves pinwheels and ever since I found out it has been on my radar. Thanks for sharing.

Kristy Austin said...

I love pinwheels. It one of the first crafts I shared with my grandkids and now my great grandkids

Kristy Austin said...

I love pinwheels. It one of the first crafts I shared with my grandkids and now my great grandkids

Lisa Lindsay said...

Pinwheels are one of my favorite memories from my childhood. I'd love to make these with my grandkids!

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srstallings said...

Hello, did you have a template for the big pine wheels? Thanks for sharing your creativity with us. I have made some pinwheels with my grandkids, it's been so fun. Thanks again.

srstallings said...

Oops, pinwheels

mackyton said...

Quite an amazing giveaway it is! I am fond of such beautiful stuff and love DIYing these. Recently I made some pretty decor crafts for a friend’s garden themed engagement party. This event was organized at one of best garden Seattle venues and everyone her party decorations too.

MaryAnn Bailey said...

Can you share your tricks for making the large ones out of poster board. Can we download your template you made?

Susan Neal said...

Hi MaryAnn, can you email me please? EyeQDesign@mindspring.com. It'll be easier to help you that way.

Gwen said...

So super cute Sue!! You always amaze me with all your creativeness and cuteness! I would love the win this!

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