Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Stickpins & Pinwheels

Happy 4th of July.  I am so thankful to live in this great country.  I trust that everyone will have a great and safe time celebrating our country's birthday.  I think that crafting for the 4th of July is so much fun and I wanted to share this little craft with you today.


I enjoy participating in swaps.  One of my favorite items to swap is stick pins because they are so pretty.  I recently participated in a red, white, and blue stick pin swap.  The stick pins have to be in a holder of some kind.  As I was playing on Pinterest recently, I ran across these pinwheel hair clips.  I decided that they would make a perfect holder for this month's stick pins once I modified them to fit my needs.  That's right - 2 fun gifts in 1.

You will need:
3Girl JAM Red, White, and Blue bundle found here
red, white and blue felt - cut into 4" squares
Buttons
Adhesive or thread to make pinwheels (I used E600 and thread)
Hair clips or barrettes
Stick Pins (if you want to use this as a dual purpose project) - red, white, blue beads and miscellaneous spacers



I swap over at Art & Sassy.  You can find out more by clicking here.
I am entering this in the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge - Anything Goes 
Simon Says Stamp - Patriotic
Craft Your Passion - Red, White, and Blue 
Party Time Tuesdays - Patriotic
Scrappy Mom's Stamps - Red, White, and Blue
Paper Playtime - Red, White, and Blue
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

8 comments:

Dan said...

What a fun and unique gift! Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Creative M said...

Very Pretty!
Happy 4th of July.
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
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Sharon said...

Fabulous 2 in 1 gifts!!! I love the barrettes and the beautiful stick pins!! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Red, White & Blue' challenge at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

Lin said...

Very fun idea! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

Sandy said...

Super Cute! Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays! Hope to see you next week! Sandy =0)

Bonnie Irvine said...

What a cute holder for your pretty stickpins and a great gift in themselves. Very creative adaptation. Thanks for joining us for our Red, White & Blue challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. I look forward to seeing you again soon.

Jo Nevill said...

Super pinwheels, love all your details

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge

Hugs

Jo x

craftybunny said...

What a lovely way to present your stick pins.Both look super.Love them a lot.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x