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6.28.2010

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #16: Fourth Of July Pinwheel

This week's challenge at FCCB is all about Independence Day:  Create a 4th of July project adding a star shape.  I LOVE the 4th of July.  It just brings back memories of being a kid, having swimming races and coin dives at the neighborhood pool, eating fried chicken (that was a tradition every year) and then going to the river to watch fireworks and play card games until it was too dark to see anymore...all with family of course, which was the most important thing. 

In honor of this holiday, I wanted something that was whimsical and fun, but still incorporated the tradition red, white and blue.  A pinwheel fit the bill perfectly!  This pinwheel was made with Sure Cuts A Lot (SCAL).  I found a FREE .svg file HERE and just added my own twist.  Instead of a double flower center, I added a blue star (to meet the challenge criteria) which I cut from my Cricut A Child's Year cartridge.  You can't see it very well in the photo but the center is stamped with "Happy 4th of July" (CTMH).  The papers used are from the Blue Ribbon collection by CTMH. 

This project is really simple.  The hardest part was locating my small drill bit!  :)  You'll need the following supplies:
wood dowel (with small hole drilled in one end)
craft wire
2 small beads
glue/Terrifically Tacky Tape
eyelets/eyelet tool
ribbon

There is a video tutorial on the page with the .svg download (linked above) on how to make these and it's pretty simple to follow along with.  Hope you enjoy this project!

Be sure to check out FCCB's Design Team projects over at Fantabulous Cricut...lots of fun 4th of July projects to feast your eyes on!  To be eligible for this week's prize, link up your own 4th of July/star project by next Sunday!

Have a creative day!  :)

7 comments:

Rhonda Emery said...

this is so cute I love pinwheels and the fourth also. great job as always. your amazing.

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

This does bring back memories Lori :) Such a cute project.

BrendaB said...

This is so cute! This would make such a great party decoration!

Kate said...

This is fantastic! I loved reading about your childhood memories as well. I hope that you and your family have a wonderful celebration this year too!

Melissa said...

I just found this tutorial too! I love your pinwheel and can't wait to make some too! It seems like just a super fun summer thing!

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

Lori, this is super cute!!!! I love it!

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