Ginger Snap Crafts: Neon Paper Pinwheels {tutorial}

Neon Paper Pinwheels {tutorial}

Hello & happy Monday to all of YOU! :) I hope you had a fabulous weekend! Our weekend was awesome, & we had gorgeous spring weather to enjoy it in. It can’t get any better than that! ha! ;) Which brings me to this fun & easy SPRING inspired neon paper pinwheels tutorial that I made this month as part of The Silhouette Challenge. At the end of this post I’ll have links to 40 more spring inspired projects from some of my favorite bloggers! So make sure you keep reading! You don’t want to miss out! ;)

NEON pinwheels at #SilhouetteCameo #SIhouettePortrait #papercraft

paper pinwheels #gingersnapcrafts

OK, so let’s get started! ;)


You’ll need the following for this project:

this pinwheel image from the Silhouette online store
a Silhouette
colorful neon scrapbook paper
Elmer’s X-TREME glue stick
cookie sticks (from the baking section)
hot glue gun & glue sticks


First you’ll open up your pinwheel image in your Silhouette software. Size it however big or small you’d like to make them. My biggest square measured 4 inches by 4 inches to give you idea of the size I used.

Silhouette tutorial

Then cut out your shapes with your Silhouette.

pinwheel tutorial

Then using your Elmer’s X-TREME glue stick (I love this glue!) you’ll glue the smaller square to the bigger square. Make sure you line up your cut lines & the small hole right in the middle.

how to make a paper pinwheel

Then you’ll fold each corner that has a hole in it into the middle. Secure with a brad. Then you’ll hot glue your pinwheel to a cookie stick. These would also look super cute glued to paper straws! :) This is a perfect kid’s craft, spring table or party decoration, rainy day activity & the perfect addition to your spring projects. Wouldn’t they make a cute wreath or garland? :)

paper pinwheels #gingersnapcrafts

NEON pinwheels at #SilhouetteCameo #SIhouettePortrait #papercraft


Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge friends and I are all sharing SPRING projects on our blogs today, so check out the projects below for a bunch of Silhouette inspiration! Enjoy! :)

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This project & post were created for Ginger Snap Crafts by Ginger Bowie.


  1. Cute pinwheels Ginger! How happy and perfect for spring!

  2. I have been obsessed with making pinwheels lately. Yours are super cute! Have a great week.

  3. I love these!!!! Pinwheels can cause nothing,but happy responses and smiles.

  4. Pinwheels! These are really fun, love the colors. I've made lots of pinwheels some that really work and some that don't but they are fun and yours are beautiful.

  5. these are the times when I wish I had a silhouette. oh. well

  6. These are such fun. They look so bright & Cheerful.

  7. How fun is this? I want to make some and then go outside and play like a little kid again. I bet you my dog would love it too (he's such a silly puppy sometimes). Thanks for showing us how to make them!!

  8. Oh my goodness!! These are so colorful and fun!!

  9. Just made these and they turned out great! So excited to put them on my mantel!!


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