Easy Hanging Pinwheel Swirl Lolly Art

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Hanging Lolly Art Tutorial

Hanging Pinwheel Lolly Art Tutorial

It’s DIY FRI. again, where every Friday I try to post something you can do yourself rather than buy, which is a money saver, and can be VERY REWARDING.  Some of these posts are crafts, sewing projects, homemade cleaners, homemade health aids, tutorials, and the like.

I found this totally cute and simple idea at the Crafty Blog Stalker.    It thought this would be great little addition to Ellie’s birthday display.  This is great to use for baby showers, birthdays, graduations and celebrations.  I want to make more for different events, bring them out and use as desired.
You don’t need a whole lot of supplies, and it’s fun to do it with some kiddos!

Easy Hanging Swirl Lolly Art Tutorial Instructions

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 pieces of 12′ x 12′ paper with the same pattern
  • coordinating paper
  • string, fishing line, or ribbon to string up the lolly art
  • hot glue gun
  • small hole punch, optional
  • tape, optional
  • scissors or paper cutter

The Instructions:

Choose some fun 12''x12'' paper.

Cut your paper in half so you have 4 pieces of 6''x12''.

Score or mark your paper every 1/2''. Can you see those tiny marks? The first one I made, I tried to follow the marks. The next 3 times, I just eye-balled it and didn't score it.

Fold the paper like a fan, folding back and forth.

Place the paper decorated side down.

Glue all four papers together.

Push the papers down carefully.

It's starting to come together!

I taped it temporarily (you don't have to), and inserted a hot glue gun.

Hot glue on both sides.

Cut a circle out of your coordinating color.

Glue or tape your circle.

  • Hole punch a tiny hole into the paper, and attach fishing line or string to hang.

We’ve really enjoyed looking at these.  They are such a cute, cheap, and easy decoration.

What projects are you currently working on?  Have you tried to make your own bookmarkers?

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Sonja

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Comments

  1. says

    I tried something like this, and I could not get the lollies to lay flat! I must’ve used the wrong thickness of paper or something. Another great project!

  2. says

    Thanks for sharing this week at One Creative Weekend! I’d love for you to join the party again tomorrow. I’ll have to try the tape and glue to get them to lay flat!

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