Yesterday I showed you my "crafty" Valentine's Day mantle.
As promised today I would like to share with you a few quick tutorials to show you how I created it all.
First up a pinwheel tutorial.
I did not have any double sided scrapbook paper, so instead I adhered two pieces of scrapbook paper together, wrong sides together, to form two-sided paper.
Pinwheels are so easy to make. You just draw a diagonal line from
one corner to the other corner to form a letter "x".
Then draw dots as shown. Using a hole punch, punch a hole in each of the dots (5 total).
Finally you cut along the line to within approximately 1 cm from the center dot.
Then you just fold each corner to the center dot.
Using a decorative brad, I attached all four corners through the center dot.
I then wrapped ribbon around a skewer and attached it to my pinwheel. To keep the skewer in my candlestick holder, I just used play-doh. Easy peasy!
My inspiration for this came from Pinterest.
It was really simple to make.
I took a piece of scrapbook paper and used a heart shaped cake pan as my template.
After cutting out the heart, I punched holes about every inch or so.
I then did a chain stitch around the heart crocheting through each of the holes.
Once I chained around, I did a shell stitch around the edge to finish it off.
For the shell design (1 sc, 4 dc in the next stitch, 1 sc and repeat all around).
After I was done crocheting, I just cut out the nest and words from the original piece of scrapbook and glued it onto the heart. This heart is my favorite part of the mantle.
Finally, the winner of the $25 gift card to Madebytheresarenee is...