These quick no sew felt pinwheels are perfect for summer! Put them in a vase, add them to a jar with plants, or use them to decorate a party. This cute and affordable craft is great for any kind of celebration.
Pinwheels always capture my attention. I love the bright colors and all the different color combinations.
While these pinwheels are more suited for indoor decor than outdoor, they can be displayed in a case, added to plants, or used as party decor.
When it comes to summer I often decorate with red, white, and blue. But it’s easy to mix and match the colors of your choice! Even for these rather than a more traditional navy blue I went with a brighter aqua blue which makes them feel a bit more beachy to me.
No Sew Felt Pinwheels Supplies
Star by printing out the free pinwheel pattern and cutting out the pattern pieces. One of the squares is 4″ and the other is 5.5″. For my pinwheels I preferred the 4″ size, but you can mix and match the sizes as well.
Once you cut out the pattern you can use it to cut out the felt pieces. Cut along the outside of the square and then cut the slits from the corners.
Layer two pieces of felt together. I placed a dab of hot glue between the two layers to better hold them together.
Fold in one side of each triangle side of the top piece of felt and glue it in the center. When that is set follow and glue the bottom piece of felt to the center as well.
Hot glue a button to the center of each pinwheel. I picked some coordinating colors to match my felt.
The last step is to attach a stick to the back. I used wooden skewers and paper straws on the back of my pinwheels.
I initially just used the wooden skewers, but then I think I actually like the paper straws better. If you are decorating with the pinwheels in a vase the straws add in more color.
If you are adding the pinwheels to a potted plant, the wooden skewers would likely be easier to insert into the dirt.
Want to watch me make the pinwheels live? Follow along with this Facebook video!
Which colors will you pick for your pinwheels? While I used three colors in different arrangements you could pick and choose as many colors as you like.
Ready to make your own? Print out the pinwheel pattern and get started making these no sew pinwheels.
Looking for more pinwheel crafts? Try this free crochet pinwheel pattern.