Learn how to make paper pinwheel decorations in six easy steps. Perfect for parties or just to liven up an empty wall, create these beautiful paper rosettes with paper, scissors and tape. Watch the video, or follow our fast and simple tutorial below, plus find out how to style this trendy wall decoration!By Edvin Brobeck
Thick craft paper in a few colors of your choice
A hole punch
Follow the simple 6 step tutorial below to create beautiful paper fan decorations. Unlike other tutorials, this one is easy – no glue gun required! Watch the video, or follow the pictorial below.
Start by grabbing your piece of paper. We’re going to make a large pinwheel, but depending on the size you would like yours to be, you can cut it down.
Make sure you have equally spaced folds running down the whole width of your paper. Scoring the paper with scissors and a ruler makes this much easier.
Start folding! You can also use the ruler to press down on the folds sure the folds are sharp and tight.
It’s super important to make sure your folds are going in a zig-zag formation, accordion style, as though you were folding a paper fan.
Apply the double sided tape carefully and start to assemble the pieces. Make sure the different pieces of paper are securely and evenly stuck.
Repeat this process of cutting, folding and applying tape up to four times, until you have the size of pinwheel that you want.
Attach your paper rosette pieces nice and tightly with the double sided tape. Make sure the different pieces match in size, and that the folds go in the same direction.
Unfold the pieces and attach the remaining sides so that you end up with a paper fan shape. Like step four, the important thing here is to make sure that the direction of the final pieces match, so that the folds flow together!
And there you have it! Your pinwheel is ready to become a wall decoration. You can add more things to the rosette at this point, like stickers or even a piece of string for easy hanging.
Love the rustic Scandi look as much as we do? Here you also have the option to grab your hole punch and make holes in the edge of each fold. This is going to create a really pretty pattern!
Add a touch of trendy minimalism to any room with these DIY paper pinwheels. Here are some ideas for styling them, once you’ve made a few and got the hang of it!