Shabby Pinwheel Ornament

The best of all gifts
around any Christmas tree
is the presence of a happy family
all wrapped up in each other.
- - Burton Hillis - -

My dear friends,
gather some fabric and sewing supplies,
and we'll make an ornament or two.
These sweet pinwheel ornaments 
are ever so easy and fun to make.
They can be used to decorate the Christmas tree
or top beautifully wrapped gifts.

Today is next year's Christmas memory.
Make it one that you will always cherish,
and be sure to enjoy every single moment.
- - Unknown - -


16 5-inch fabric squares
{use a charm pack or cut your own}
scrap fabric
sewing needle, thread, and scissors
embellishments, optional

You will need 16 5-inch squares
for this project.

Fold each square in half
and press with an iron.

Fold one more time
and press with an iron.

Do this with all 16 squares.

You will need to cut 2 
4.5-inch circles out of some scrap fabric.
Sew them together.

Carefully cut a slit in the center
of one fabric circle- 
make sure the slit doesn't go through both circles.
Gently fill with batting.
Make sure it's nice and full.

Stitch the opening closed.

Thread your needle and knot at the end.
Take one folded square
and place one corner on one side of the circle
and the other corner on the other side of the circle.
Pull your needle and thread through the square and circle.

Continue to do this
with all 16 squares.

When you have attached the last square
make sure to knot your thread
so that everything is held in place.

I added flowers to the front and back side
by simply folding a piece of fabric in half
and sewing a gathering stitch along the raw edge.
The size of my strip was 1.5 x 10-inches.

You will want to use lace or ribbon
for the purpose of hanging.
Sew the ends to the front and back side.

I also added a pretty button
to the center of my flower.
I attached the flower to the center
with good ol' hot glue.

Here is the back side of the ornament.
As you can see,
I added a pretty pink rose.

I found these ornaments to be quiet addicting to make.
Once I started I couldn't seem to stop.
They are the perfect project to enjoy
while sitting by the fire 
and listening to Christmas music.

Christmas presents come and go,
but Christmas memories last a lifetime.
- - Unknown - -

I always appreciate your visits
and sweet comments.
Have a splendid day!



Sylvia said...

Cute and pretty. You make the nicest crafts.

Regina said...

That's so pretty! Now I want to make some of these. Because I'm such a klutz, I will probably cut the slit in my circle before I sew the two together. Thank you for this cute project.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It is so pretty! You bring beauty into our every day lives my friend!

Chris Lally said...

A beautiful addition to any tree!
Thanks for sharing the project, Stephanie!

Vee said...

They are beautiful! I would love to try one and I hope they are not addicting. Time being of the essence and all...

Carol said...

These are beautiful! I would hate to do the ironing, but I would to make these.

Cheryl said...

OH, sweet friend! I just LOVE mine! I know you put so much love and work and time into it. I think of you each time I look at it. May the dear Lord richly bless you for the amazing gift you are to all of us!

mamasmercantile said...

They are gorgeous, a beautiful addition to any gift.

Roosterhead Designs said...

Dear Stephanie, God is in the little things~
I need to tell you story. There is an elderly lady who can now no longer sew; it was a huge part of her life.
Her daughter is trying to help her 'detach' a little at a time from the things she can no longer use. But as many of us know, that is hard to do~ He daughter gave me a bag of her mothers Christmas fabric - she said 'mom had tears in her eyes' as she gave it away.
I now know exactly what I will do with some of it! Thank you thank you for sharing. I don't have as much time as I would like, but I will make as many as I can and send her the update! Bless you, karen o

krishna said...

This is so beautiful!

Margie said...

Very cute! The pinwheels can stay up even after the holidays are over.

Gail @Purple Hues and Me said...

Your handmade ornaments are quite lovely dear Stephanie! Perfect on any tree!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

I love your pretty fabric ornament you made. Thanks for sharing how to make one. :) This is perfect for the tree and gifts too.

Creations By Cindy said...

So very pretty . You are so talented dear lady . Hugs and blessings , Cindy

Katie Mansfield said...

These are adorable. I love the pink fabric choices. So pretty.

Mari said...

These are so very pretty! I love your color choice!

Tamago said...

Hi Stephanie, those are such pretty ornaments! As you mentioned, they would look great on Christmas tree or on wrapped gifts! And of course, as a gift for someone special :-)

Kerin said...

Very pretty!
Thanks for sharing this craft with us and the tutorial.
You are a sweet and thoughtful lady:)

Warm wishes.

Debby Ray said...

I was looking all over for a simple fabric ornament to make for the exchange and they all seemed too time consuming or complicated. If I would have seen this, I would have made one of these for sure! How adorable is this?! And very easy too. I would love to try my hand at making one (or more!) of these as well! Thank you for providing this great tutorial, dear Stephanie!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Isn't that the cutest ornament?! You are so giving with sharing your tutorials with us, sweet Stephanie. I hope you have a wonderful week! Love you!

hobbyloes said...

You always make pretty and cute ornaments, a pleasure to see.
Thank you for sharing.♥

Debbie Nolan said...

Stephanie these are lovely. I can see a Christmas tree decorated with these beautiful ornaments. Wonderful instructions - thanks for sharing sweet friend. Hope your day is super! Hugs

Barbara said...

So very pretty, I'll have to try them.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

These are such pretty ornaments! I had no idea they were so easy to make.

Conniecrafter said...

that is just beautiful, I do love the fabric you used, so sweet!

Lowcarb team member said...

It looks beautiful, and I love the colour too.

All the best Jan

Magpie's Mumblings said...

ooooh - I've seen these ornaments and wondered how they were made! I think there will be some of these in my future too - maybe not this year, but definitely next!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Blogger Template by pipdig