I love getting creative with holiday gift wrapping! I found these super pretty paper pinwheels over on one of my favorite blogs and had to re-create them. Only problem was the paper they used didn't work for me...I tweaked this how-to a bit and came up with a few helpful hints.
`Double sided tape
`Thin decorative paper
`I found using 3 strips of paper work best and keep the pinwheel from bouncing out of shape. Use 3 strips that are about 1 inch wide and 4 inches long. Also, don't use card stock. I actually used wrapping paper. The thin paper allows for paper pinwheels to keep in place.
`Fold each strip accordion style.
`Tape the strips together, to make one long strip.
`Tape the two ends together. At this point you'll have an awkward shape....pop the inside together till you have what looks like a paper pinwheel. I found that taping the back helps keep the pinwheel in place.
`Lastly, decorate the center with buttons etc. I like taping a smaller pinwheel in the center.
Have fun wrapping gifts!
How do you jazz up your gift wrapping?