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 Medallions
- 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!)
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: