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No Sew Felt Pinwheels

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These quick  no-sew pinwheels are wonderful tucked into a jar or stuck in plants to add color to your world! Make coordinating pinwheels for baby showers and birthday parties. You'll get tons of compliments on this easy, cute and affordable craft!
A few sheets of colorful felt, glue and buttons are all you need to make this no sew felt pinwheel perfect for spring decorating.
Spring is especially windy in Vegas as cold and warm fronts come through the desert. We take advantage of the breezes by flying kites, but we have to go to a park to do that. So I often pick up pinwheels from the dollar store for the kids to play with in the wind. It's funny how at 6 and 8 they still love them! But they really don't last very long and get torn up by the wind pretty quickly.
how to make a felt pinwheel
I love these no sew felt pinwheels to use as decorations for spring.  They are adorable in a potted plant or flower beds.  They'd also be cute decorations for a Mother's Day Tea or brunch.
Pinwheel Template
Just print out this pinwheel pattern and you can choose from two sizes to mix and match the no sew pinwheels.
Felt Pinwheel

 

Materials:

  • Pattern sheet printed and cut out. (Images shown are of the small 4″ pinwheels).
  • Wood Skewers (mine are 10″ long and I picked them up at the dollar store)
  • Hot Glue
  • Felt in several colors
  • Sharp Scissors
  • Buttons

Instructions:

  1. Layer two sheets of felt, together, lining up corners. Using the pattern, cut the two pieces of felt into a square. Trim slits (as shown on the pattern) into the two pieces.
  2. Using a hot glue gun, place a dollop of glue in the center of the square. Bend the top left corner of the pinwheel square to the center and hold until glue sticks. You may have to put a smidge of glue under the second piece that lays directly on the first piece you just glued. Hold for a few seconds until set.
  3. Repeat to complete the pinwheel. Glue every other corner of the triangles to create the shape. Set aside for glue to harden completely.
  4. Once dry, place about a 1″ of glue in the center of the pinwheel on the back and attach the skewer. Cover the skewer with more hot glue and set aside until set.
  5. On the front side, affix color coordinating buttons or mix it up with different buttons using hot glue. Set aside until glue is hardened and display as you wish!
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26 Comments
  • maira
    March 9, 2017

    This is so pretty, ! You’re so talented. I love all the little figures and colors. Adorabl Hugs

  • divya sharma
    March 7, 2017

    Jealous over this. It’s really really nice.Thanks for sharing.

  • Christine
    March 13, 2016

    These are so cute and colorful. They’d be adorable in window boxes if I could get my act together to make some! Thanks for linking up at #SaucySaturdays.

  • Leslie
    March 9, 2016

    Those are so cute! And I have some spare felt lying around too…

    • Camille
      March 10, 2016

      Always! Spare felt everywhere. 🙂

  • Kristina & Millie
    March 8, 2016

    these no sew felt pinwheels are perfect! I can see these decorating my home or for a theme party, baby shower and for fun!

    • Camille
      March 10, 2016

      Oh these would be so cute for a baby shower!

  • Frugal Hausfrau
    March 7, 2016

    You have the cutest crafts! These are adorable! Thanks for sharing with us on Throwback Thursday & we’re looking forward already to what you’ll bring next week! 🙂

    Mollie

  • Jamie
    March 7, 2016

    Those are adorable!! I love making fun things for the Spring! Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

  • Kate
    March 5, 2016

    These are delightful – thank you! ^^

  • Shawna
    March 5, 2016

    These are so cute! I bought pinwheels last year for a Teddy Bear Picnic Birthday party for my son, and I wish I knew it was so easy to make them!

    • Camille
      March 7, 2016

      What a cute birthday party theme!

  • DazzleWhileFrazzled
    March 2, 2016

    Love these. Would make a great party decoration or party gift for kids. Visiting from The Ladies Collective party.

  • creativejewishmom/sara
    February 28, 2016

    Really adorable and the new blog design is so sweet! Thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

    • Camille
      February 29, 2016

      Thank you! I’m still working on getting it all organized!

  • Deanna
    February 5, 2016

    I love pinwheels! I’ve included a link to your project in my latest blog post. Thank you!

  • Brittany
    May 12, 2015

    These are too cute! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty 🙂

  • This is a great way to brighten up a patio! Thanks for posting. Hello from Inspire Me Monday at Create with Joy.

  • Create With Joy
    May 10, 2015

    Thanks for sharing your cute project at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy – you are one of our Featured Guests at this week’s party (#175!)

  • Anna
    May 9, 2015

    Who doesn’t love pinwheels? I’m wondering whether small ones would work as fridge magnets 🙂

  • Kelly
    May 6, 2015

    A craft after my own heart — felt and pinwheels. LOVE these 🙂

  • Amy Ngai
    May 6, 2015

    This is adorable. What a fun craft to do and so easy. Thanks for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesday.

  • Jessy
    May 6, 2015

    These are so cute and perfect for people like me who are terrible at sewing! Definitely pinning. Thanks for sharing!

    I stopped by from Whimsy Wednesday.

  • Travel Animal Doctor
    May 6, 2015

    What adorable pinwheels! They are such versatile decorations.