Spring is a special time of year when the earth fills with colors and fragrances and textures. It is a time of new life. A time to celebrate. A time of joy. A time to rejoice!
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Philippians 4:4
This pinwheel project is a great way to bring this message into your home in a pretty and simple way.
You only need a few supplies to make them.
Double sided square paper. I used 6” x 6”.
A ruler and a utility knife.
Letter stamps and ink or another way to do the lettering such as stickers or markers.
First, take one square of paper and line your ruler up from one corner to the opposite corner. Cut in 3.5” from one corner towards the center. Then cut in 3.5” from the other corner towards the center. We are leaving 1.5” uncut in the center. Turn your paper and again, line the ruler up from corner to corner and repeat the cuts.
Now take a paper punch and punch a hole in the lower right corner of each side of the square and one in the center. I used a stick pin for the center because my punch would not reach.
Use your letter stamps and ink to stamp the word ‘rejoice’ just above each of the 4 lines that we cut. You can also use stickers, or rub on letters, or write them out yourself. I also used the ink pad to run along all of the edges to give them a little color.
A tip is to start with the last letter at the end. This way you make sure that you won’t run out of space for all the letters!
Now take one of the brads and put it through a hole from underneath.
Continue one by one.
Until you have all four corners gathered with your brad.
Then push the brad through the center hole.
Use your utility knife to cut the dowel to the length you need. Then place it over the brad and wrap the brad around the dowel. If it is not quiet secure enough, you can use a drop of hot glue.
These pinwheels won’t spin. If you want them to, you just need to use some sort of pin in place of the brad and push the pin into the dowel.
Repeat this process for two more pinwheels. Stamping the word ‘always’ on one and ‘rejoice’ on another one.
Arrange your pinwheels in a vase or jar just like you would flowers!
I put sand in the bottom of an old mason jar and set that on a couple of plates. I placed it on our coffee table as a pretty reminder of our joy this spring season!
Simple touches like this. Simple reminders. Powerful words. They can all add layers of meaning to your home decor.
Where are you finding joy today? What are you rejoicing!?
By Jennifer, StudioJRU
Jennifer is a mixed media artist living in rural Nebraska - gravel roads, fresh air, peace and quiet. She is married to her best friend, her patient and supportive husband, Heydon. Art has been a...