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Summer Wreath with Paper Pinwheels

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Learn how to decorate a summer wreath with paper pinwheels.
Good morning friends!  Summer is upon us.  The weather is warm, my yard is in bloom, and the kids are off of school.  It’s time to update my front door and bring some of that bright summer fun to my porch.

Take a look at my summer wreath and how I’m incorporating color into my front porch decor for Spring.

Learn how to quickly and easily create pinwheels.  These looks great on a summer burlap wreath.

I chose to use my good old burlap wreath this summer.  This wreath is a workhorse, I change up the accessories all the time and have used it all over my house.  You can view the easy tutorial below to see how you can make your own.

make your own burlap wreath

Burlap wreath tutorial

When adding anything to the burlap wreath, use floral wire and nonpermanent methods. This way you can easily remove them when you want to change up the decor.

I also have a large wood welcome sign on my porch that you can easily make at home.

For this summer wreath, I added some colorful paper pinwheels and a welcome sign.  Making pinwheels is pretty straightforward.  I started with double-sided paper, a scissor, and adhesive squares.

I really do love making pinwheels, you can learn how to make a double pinwheel below if you want to get really crafty!

You can use this pinwheel technique to decorate for parties too. Try your hand at these giant pinwheels using poster board to create a stunning backdrop.

Giant paper pinwheels

The adhesive squares allowed me to make these pinwheels quickly and easily.  Once they were together I used hot glue to add a button to the center and then a little more glue to attach to my wreath.

Easy to make pinwheels, these looks great on a summer burlap wreath.

The welcome sign is cut from white cardstock using my Silhouette and attached with hot glue at a few points.  These items will easily pull off the burlap when I’m done.  Sometimes I have to cut a little but my wreath is still in great shape after many wardrobe changes.

Did you know you can cut wood with a Cricut? Check out the full video and learn how to make your own welcome sign or any other word you choose. A wood piece would look great on this summer wreath.

Easy to make pinwheels, these looks great on a summer burlap wreath.

How to make a paper pinwheel

Yield: 1
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Easy and pretty paper pinwheels to add to your summer wreath.



  • Scissors


  1. Cut a piece of double-sided patterned paper into a square.
  2. Cut from each corner to the center without going all the way through. Leave a space uncut in the center.
  3. Repeat this on each corner.
  4. Place a mounting square in the center and fold each corner into the center and secure it on the adhesive square.


Embellish the center of these pinwheels with a button, gem, or paper. Use hot glue or floral wire to attach pinwheels to a summer wreath.

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Burlap summer wreath with welcome sign and paper pinwheels

Looking for more paper crafts? Check out how to fold an origami corner bookmark.

What’s on your front door this season?

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Kristi @ Chatfield Court

Monday 15th of June 2015

Love your wreath Sarah, so cute. The pinwheels are a great summer touch.


Monday 15th of June 2015

SO cute, Sarah, those pinwheels scream summer!!


Monday 15th of June 2015

Thanks Kim, I totally agree :)


Monday 15th of June 2015

Your wreath is just it!


Monday 15th of June 2015

What fun! I love the pinwheels.

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