DIY Pinwheel Table Numbers
I was able to squeeze in one DIY entry for today! Remember the DIY Contest deadline was extended till Saturday March 27 so you have two more days to send over your projects. I received so many entries that I actually won’t be able to post them all tomorrow. Since the remaining entries will be spilling over into next week, I might as well give you one more chance if you wanted to enter but ran out of time! The first place winner will receive $500 and second place $100 to spend in goodies from Wendy Mink Jewelry. Follow the link to enter our DIY Contest.
Today’s entry was sent by Veronica, she made the most adorable vintage wallpaper table numbers!
What you’ll need for one 6″ Table Number Pinwheel:
- 3×6″ strips of wallpaper x 4 (I used vintage wallpaper found on eBay)
- Card stock
- Contrasting construction paper (for the numbers – see directions for other options)
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Glue stick
Step 1: Start by making 1/2″ accordion folds in each strip of wallpaper. Overlap the end of one strip onto the next strip, using a line of hot glue to secure, and so on. Bring the last strip around to the first strip and secure as you did with the others. You will now have a floppy, oblong tube.
Step 2: On a flat surface, push the top of your tube down and towards the center until it’s laying flat and the center edges meet – this is your pinwheel shape. Secure with a dab of hot glue in the center and hold until the glue is set. Flip your pinwheel over and dab hot glue in the center of the backside as well, for added strength.
Step 3: For the numbers, I used construction paper and cut the 1 1/2″ tall shapes with a die-cutting machine. If you have a die-cutting machine, great, but it’s totally not necessary. Another option is printing the outline of the numbers onto colored paper and using scissors to cut the shapes. You can also draw numbers using a marker or paint them on. You could even purchase vinyl numbers or stickers at any craft store. So now that you’ve got your numbers …
Step 4: Cut a 2″ circle from your card stock, then secure your table numbers to the surface using a glue stick. Place another dab of hot glue into the center of your pinwheel and simply press your circle on top. That’s it! I used all sorts of different wallpaper patterns for our table numbers, and I’m super excited to use them at our wedding.