Fowlsinglefile that fabric was the way to go! I also am providing a tutorial on how I made mine! I took a lot of shortcuts! So here we go!
Little bucket pails
Hot glue gun
Fabric mat and ruler
Steam and Seam(double sided iron on)
1. Take your fabric and decide what size you want your pinwheels to be. Mine were 6x6, 4x4, and 3.5x3.5. Each pinwheel takes two pieces of different fabric. I cut 6 pieces of fabric for each size to equal 9 pinwheels!
2. Cut your steam and seam the same sizes as your material! You will need 9 pieces total.
3. Put the steam and seam between both pieces of material and iron together!
4. Fold one corner to the corner across from it forming a triangle.
5. Take your scissors and cut almost to the middle. Fold the square the opposite way to form a triangle and cut that almost to the middle as well!
6. Fold on corner in from each of the four pieces and hot glue each piece down as you go.
7. After you have all your pieces glued to the center then hot glue a button in the center to hide the tips of the material.
8. Put your pinwheel to the side and grab you dowels! I found mine in the cake section at Wal Mart!
9. I left 3 of my dowels the size they came and the cut down the other 6 so that the pinwheels were different sizes.
10. Grab your ribbon and put a dab of glue at one end of the dowel. Then put the end of your ribbon on the glue and proceed to wrap the ribbon around the dowel to the other end! At the end cut your ribbon and put another dab of glue to hold the ribbon together!
11. You are almost finished! Grab your pinwheel and hot glue it to your ribbon dowel! You now have your pinwheel.
12. Pour your beans into a little bucket or pail and place your pinwheels into them. I found my buckets/pails at the dollar tree!
Here are all 3 of my buckets!
What are you waiting for, go make some pinwheels!
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