Pinwheel DIY Tutorial



  • fabric scraps
  • heat n bond (double-sided like you would use for applique)
  • iron
  • scissors
  • buttons or brads
  • hair clips
  • felt
  • fabric glue or hot glue
  • fray check sealer


Cut two pieces of fabric and one piece of heat-n-bond the same size.

Iron the heat-n-bond to the wrong or opposite side of one fabric piece, let cool and remove.  Place the wrong side onto the back of the first piece and iron.

Cut the piece down to size.  For smaller hair pieces, cut 2″ x 2″ squares.  For a bigger hair piece 3″ x 3″ size squares.

  After the square has been cut, run a thin amount of fray check around every side and let dry.

Next step is to cut a slit at every corner towards the center the same length.  Be careful not to cut all the way to the center.

If using a brad, follow these steps for completing the pinwheels.  First, fold one tip on each triangle that will be folded down over a little and cut a tiny slit, as shown in the first picture.  Next fold the pinwheel in half and cut a slit in the center.  Starting with one of the corners, slip the prongs of the brad through the slit, and work around to each slit, adding the rest of the blade tips.

Finally, push the brad through the center slit and press the prongs of the brad out to secure on the back of the pinwheel.

If using a button instead for the center, you can fold all the blade tips to the center, simply push down to form the pinwheel and either sew the button to the center or even hot glue it with a glue gun.

Trimming is optional.  If you like your pointed tips showing, leave them or trim the corners peaking out from under the button or brad.

Next cut a piece of felt that is small enough to not be seen from the front.  Attach with fabric glue or hot glue.

   An alligator type clip will work best for these pinwheel hair clips.

To attach it, cut a smaller piece of felt and glue it over the top part of the clip onto the other piece of felt.

Or use ribbon glued onto a clip and then glue that directly to the pinwheel for the smaller size hair clips.


These can be made with bobby pins too!

Look how adorable they are in situ!

Pinwheel Hair Clip

Oh, SPRING – Where are you?!

These make a perfect hair accessory for a spring gathering- or an Easter Egg Hunt in the garden!

Add a magnet on the back and stick them on the fridge.  Or add them to a spring door wreath.  Lots of ideas for fabric pinwheels.

If you need some coordinating TWIRLING PINWHEELS this Easter or for a spring party, hop on over to the


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