Thursday, September 12, 2013

Kitchen Pennants n' Pinwheels

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Hi guys! 
I haven't given an update lately
on my ongoing low-budget kitchen decor,
so let me show you two quick and inexpensive projects 
I recently completed. 

If you'll remember, in my planning photos 
I wanted to add a pennant banner on this large window
to soften the angles and add color and pattern.
Mission accomplished! 

Here's a close up of the papers I used:

I used this tutorial from the Orchard Girls
(they so rock!! Go visit them!!) to create my banner.
You can do a Google image search for "pennant banner template"
for a variety of sizes of triangles, depending on your needs.
The hardest part was cutting out the triangles -- all 18 of 'em!
I was also able to use sheer teal ribbon I already had 
in my stash, so this was a no-cost project. 

These fun pinwheels are my second addition to the kitchen! 
I used Apartment Therapy's tutorial, found here,
but since I didn't need my pinwheels to spin,
I hot glued them to bamboo skewers instead. 
Oh -- and I used a CD envelope for my template.
I added the button to the center of each to cover the glue blob
and create Maximus Cuteimus.
The pinwheels are nested in this vase of eucalyptus, 
because why not? 
It makes the arrangement fuller and picks up on 
the turquoise color I have incorporated in the kitchen. 
A band of gift wrap paper from Dollar Tree and a little raffia bow
was all I needed to make the vase a little prettier. 

I was able to use the same paper pack from my 
vintage rolling pin canvas art
for both the pennant banner and the pinwheels,
which made these projects free and perfectly coordinated
with what I already had going on! 
Simple and precious - can't beat it :-)

What do you think of my kitchen pennants n' pinwheels? 
Could you see yourself making these crafts for 
other rooms of your house -- 
maybe even for a holiday project? 
Tell me all about it!

This post linked to:

Anything Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House
Inspiration Monday @ twelveOeight 
Masterpiece Monday @ Boogie Board Cottage
Creative Bloggers' Party @ Homemaker on a Dime  
What'd You Do This Weekend @ Recipes and Ramblings 


  1. I love the Pinwheels. Great every day add to the kitchen, but I picturing all the themes I could do for centerpieces. I love all the fun and whimsy going on in your kitchen. Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend.