Friday, August 26, 2011

day seventy eight: felt pinwheels

the completed present, ready with pinwheels
day seventy eight and i am decorating another present for a sweet little girl who turns two on sunday :)  rather than bows i wanted to change it up a little and i thought these felt pinwheels i pinned to my paper crafts would be perfect for my little friend. the pinwheel instructions are by allison of little lovelies by allison.  she has a VERY cute blog with lots of sweet ideas, i really enjoyed my visit to her blog and it won't be my last! i really loved her cards :)

present, check, felt, check ... we are good to go
i originally thought these were made from paper, but the ones in the instructions are made from felt and i thought they would be an idea present topper for a toddler.  i matched up some felt with the birthday paper i used and then cut 4 x 4" squares to make them with.  allison's instructions are fantastic, you simply can't go wrong as her photographic tutorial is so clear and these become a breeze to make :)

from start to finish

they add a really nice 3D element, don't you think :)
outcome:  i hope for the little lady i give this to will see just how special she is to us when she sees her present ... that's the hope anyway and if she doesn't i'll tell her anyway!  these pinwheels are cool and it is yet another present topper we can add to the list as being really effective, cheap, and shows that special person we are gifting to how much we care :)

many thanks to allison of little lovelies by allison for the super duper clear instructions, even the kids will be able to enjoy this craft and its definitely one i'll be teaching them as well as using them as present toppers!

1 comment:

Mal said...

Those are so cute!