Monday, August 22, 2011

August Feature Follower of the Month: Beth Kruse Custom Creations!

The blog feature follower of this month is Beth Kruse from Beth Kruse Custom Creations.  I did not have to go far looking for a great post...I fell in love with these pinwheels.  I make these pin wheels all the time, but never thought of using hot glue so they actually work..duh!!  I love that she made these for little Amercian Girl Dolls too! 

Make sure you check out her blog. She does great tutorials that are step-by step and easy to follow!

Thanks Beth for following Executive Creations!!

Check out her etsy store too!

you will need:

coordinating papers

spray glue

long pearlized straight pins

glue gun

small beads

lollipop sticks - 8in & 4in (for dolls)

push pin (did not make picture)

first spray the back of one paper generously with spray glue.

place other page on top
trim to 5 inch squares
cut from one corner towards the center.

i just eyeballed it, others may want to fold diagonally

to create lines to cut on

all 4 cuts made

put a dot of hot glue in the center and fold one corner in.

hold till dry.

repeat until all four corners are folded in

this is the part that varies in each tutorial.

i used a pushpin to create my hole.

it is strong, so easy to push through and it creates

a hole that is a little bigger than the pin

so the pinwheel will spin easily

stick the pin through the hole.

add 3 small beads

(this helps keep the pinwheel away from the stick

put a dab of hot glue on the end of the lollipop stick

then slide the pin into the middle of it.

bend the pin so that the pinwheel is facing forward

instead of up.

for the doll version, make a 3 inch square

and use the 4 inch lollipop stick

Celebrate Perfectly!