Spring. I'm so glad you're here, I've been waiting a year for you to arrive. Spring is a special time in my family. Why you might say, well spring is full of birthdays for our family, starting with mine, then our Wedding Anniversary & of course it's the season where we love to garden. Gardening is a family favourite of ours, beginning all the way back with my great grandfather in Holland who was a Tulip farmer, flowers are well & truly in my blood. My own Opa had a beautiful garden, I loved visiting as a child, it was a maze of flowers, strawberries & peach trees, with one of those swing seats with frills that my Oma & Opa would sit on & admire their garden, their hard work & watch their grandchildren play. How I miss them. When I'm gardening in my own backyard, I think of them always. We have a little willy wagtail bird that visits us all year round, her little family live in our hedging & maple tree. I call her Wilhelmina after my Oma. So she is always around, I feel her with me watching the girls & I while we garden & play.
Paper Pin Wheel Garland
I love my garland in my studio above my desk & I've changed it a few times over the past few months. To bring in Spring I have made a paper pin wheel banner. The pin wheels to me resemble flowers & windmills in Holland, how ironic. I have included below a how to DIY for you. Enjoy.
What you will need to make a pin wheel :-
Cutter & Mat
Square double-sided scrapbook paper 6 x 6 size
Firstly punch out a small hole in the middle of a folded piece of 6x6 paper. Then Unfold.
Next, using scissors cut from each four points of paper towards the hole in the middle, careful not to cut right to the hole in the middle, leave roughly 4mm. This part does not have to be so precise.
Next, on one end of each triangle punch another hole, so all up you will have five holes including the one in the middle.
Folding one of the triangles into the middle & place the hole over the top of the middle hole. This part requires you to hold it tight, it is awkward, but once you do it the first time it does get easier. Do this with all remaining triangles, in no particular order.
Once you have all the triangles folded over into the middle, you will need to grab your brad, you could use a split pin as well, & push through the top hole right through to the back of the pin wheel.
This is the back of the pinwheel. You can see here why its so important not to cut right into the middle & leave space, or the pinwheel will split into four pieces (this happened with my first one).
Aren't they the cutest. I'm loving them in my studio, I have cut enough for my girls rooms, because they saw them before school this morning & of course want them.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your first day of spring or autumn depending on where you live.
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