Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Joyful Creations

Hello Fellow Thrifters and Friends,

   The joys of having my own craft room continue to amaze me. I just love thinking to myself "I have a few minutes why don't I go upstairs and create something cute." I can't share all of my creations because one of them is a christmas present, but I will be able to share one of them with you all. I have seen so many people making pin wheels on Pinterest and in blog land, and I wanted to give my hand at making one too.

I chose old music sheets because they are super cute and easy to fold. 

I began to fold the first piece and I did not measure anything I just guessed about how much I wanted my folds to be. If I can avoid using a tape measure I WILL! 

The first half of the pin wheel

Now that I have both sides of the pin wheel complete I can make a circle by gluing them together

I used glue dots to connect the two parts of the wheel

Then I took spray glue and sprayed the front of the wheel and sprinkled glitter on top (thanks to my mother in law I actually had spray glue on hand because she was sweet enough to give me her can)

I used a wonderful "M" that I had in my stash. I knew this "M" would go to good use. I bought it ages ago, and was hanging onto it for just the right project. I plugged in the hot glue gun at this point to adhere the Merry to the pin wheel. Regular glue would not do the trick, but the hot glue worked perfectly. 

I had some sweet snow flakes ribbon which I cut out individually and attached using glue dots

This was my favorite touch to the wheel. I punched wholes in each fold and then I threaded this fun ribbon through each hole

TA DA! The final product came out so cute

I love how old and vintage it looks. 

I hung it on my tea cart, which is sitting next to my Christmas tree

This project was so easy, and so much fun to create. 

Have a lovely day!! Try to make some time to create today because it is so much fun.

The Joyful Thrifter

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  1. So cute and I think making it yourself is so much fun! hugs, Linda

  2. A great project I like how you used the ribbon around the edges. Will be your newest follower, please stop by when you get a chance, Laura - Cottage and Broome

  3. Lovely! This looks lilke it could have be made decades ago. It fits your deocr perfectly!

  4. Lovely project! The addition of the ribbon is just the right touch. And how pretty it looks on your tea cart. I have a tea cart, old sheet music and lots of ribbon ... hmmmm ... I may have to try your project! Thanks for sharing it.

  5. Very nice! I made a bunch of little ones to hang on my christmas tree!

  6. I love projects out of old sheet music! Super cute!
    ps thanks for linking up and linking back to catch as catch can, catching you this week


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