Post by Haeley of Design Improvised
I have been meaning to do a tutorial on these paper pinwheels or medallions, however you prefer to call them, that served as the backdrop for Hazel’s sunshine birthday party. When I was figuring out how to make these, I found there are already plenty of pinwheel tutorials out there, but I’m going to give you some shortcuts and tricks that you won’t find elsewhere. So if you want to make a bunch of medallions relatively quickly, that are going to look great, actually stick to the wall, and not require precise measuring – read on!
Supplies for Paper Pinwheels
- Colorful scrapbook or wrapping paper (the larger the sheets, the bigger the pinwheels you can make)
- Double sided tape
- Hot glue
- Cardboard scraps
How to Make Paper Medallions (the Easy Way!)
6. Here’s the best trick of all! I owe my husband for coming up with this genius idea for how to create a flat, sturdy surface for the pinwheel to adhere to the wall. As you can see the folds of the pinwheel don’t make for a great surface. You could try putting a bunch of masking tape on the back and hope it sticks, but there’s a good chance it will fall off the wall at some point during your party.
So what we did was first cut 3 small strips of cardboard and stapled them to the back side of the pinwheel and then folded them over: