Pinwheels with Virginia Nebel!

Pinwheels with Virginia Nebel!

August greetings! It’s Virginia here and today I’d like to share with you how to make fun pinwheels and using decorative edged scissors to give them a funky look.  Decorative edged scissors were one of my first tools I ever purchased when I started scrapping so for those that have some in your stash I hope this inspires you to give them some love!



Start with a 2 x 2 square from double-sided pattern paper.  Using a ruler mark the centre of the square with an X.

Take the decorative edge scissors and cut from one corner to the centre stopping short about 1/4 inch.  Repeat for all four corners.



Take a foam dot adhesive and place onto the centre, then fold each corner into the centre securing it to the foam dot.  You have finished making your pinwheel, just decorate the centre with a button or other decorative element.



Have fun making pinwheels for your summer cards or layouts!

Have a wonderful day!

~  Virginia Nebel




  1. barbara macaskill August 12, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Awesome!! My granddaughter loves pinwheels so I am going to make her a bunch of these! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Gisele August 12, 2014 at 11:25 am

    How clever is that!!!! Will need to try that 🙂

  3. Kathy P. August 12, 2014 at 11:29 am

    So cute! I have made many of these, but NEVER thought of using deco scissors to cut to the center—very cute! Thanks for the inspiration, Virginia!

  4. Debbie August 12, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Yes! I never throw anything out, so I have five or six of those scissors on my shelf. And, no. I never use them. I will get them out and see what I can come up with. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Dorina D August 12, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    great idea and how fun to give pinwheels a creative edge. I’ll have to dig the scissors out again. Thanks for the reminder that there’s still a use for anything in your craft stash.

  6. Kathryne August 12, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    What a cool idea. Just goes to show never give you art supplies away. Gave all of my scissors to my nieces last year!

  7. Jean Marmo August 12, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    NEver tired it with edges!

  8. michelle t August 12, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Wow! You made pinwheel so easy to me now with how you explained it. Thanks so much. Michelle t

  9. Charity Chamberlain August 13, 2014 at 2:26 am

    So cute and I love the pinwheel! I have never made one before but now I am going to have to give it a try 🙂

  10. TracyM #6773 August 14, 2014 at 6:29 am

    WOW – this is REALLY COOL!!!
    THANK YOU Virginia 🙂

  11. Glenda August 14, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Love it, another way to use those decorative scissors that seem to just sit in my stash and never get used! Thanks.

  12. Frances August 16, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Can’t stop making these little beauties. Thanks for the tutorial.

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