Hello everyone!! Do you want to do something fun for the 4th of July? How about making (or buying) some cupcakes and adding this cute little pinwheel (that you make) to the top. Aren’t they just adorable?
To create these adorable little pinwheel toppers I used a Star Spangled Barbeque kit by Ramona Designs. I love her kits! This kit would be perfect to make those backyard BBQ invites, party favors, center pieces, decorations (like hanging stars) and even a cute bingo game….the possibilities are endless. And of course you would have to take loads of pictures so that you could scrapbook them after.
Okay, so let’s get started. To make this project I used my Silhouette Cameo but you can simply use a pair of scissors to cut them out.
I did this project a little different than I usually do. Instead of the regular print and cut using registration marks and filling each image, I made a rectangle the size of 8.5 x 11 and filled the full sheet with paper from the kit. By doing this you can get more cuts per page…..depending on your project. You also do not use the registration marks.
STEP 1: I drew out a 8.5 x 11 square and filled it with the star paper from the kit.
STEP 2: After printing, flip and print with the blue paper from the kit.
STEP 3: Fill the page with your design. I’ve had this image for a while. It was sent to me in one of the Silhouette FB groups but you can do a simple google search for “Pinwheel cut file or Pinwheel SVG” and there are tons of options. All are similar. Also make sure that you resize to suit the project. I made them smaller because my cupcakes were bite size. Now select the cut button and send to Cameo.
This is what it would look like if you were doing a PNC (Print and Cut)
STEP 4: Now take and add a small amount of glue (I used hot glue) directly in the center and bend each side (long side) to the center. Keep adding glue when needed and the top off with a little red button.
There you have it!! That’s it. Oh, I almost forgot….after assembled, turn over and add a dab of hot glue and add the stick! You gotta have that part!
I hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial and have a Happy 4th of July!!