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Garden Pinwheels


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Spin into Summer with Garden Pinwheels

Bring Your Garden (or Party) to Life with Whimsical Cricut DIY Pinwheels!

Get ready to add a touch of playful charm to your garden or party scene with these easy-to-make pinwheel flags! This fun Cricut craft is perfect for summer and can be enjoyed by crafters of all ages, making it a fantastic activity to do with your kids.

Choose Your Weather-Proof Material:

  • Durable Plastic: For long-lasting garden decorations, use weatherproof plastic sheets. They’ll spin happily in the breeze all season long!
  • Double-Sided Scrapbook Paper: Planning a party? Create vibrant, double-sided flags using colorful scrapbook paper. This option is perfect for any theme and adds a festive pop to your celebration.

Personalize Your Pinwheels:

  • Cricut Magic: Unleash your creativity with your Cricut machine! Cut out fun shapes, letters, or designs from your chosen material to personalize your pinwheels.
  • Freehand Fun: Don’t have a Cricut? No problem! Simply draw and cut out your desired shapes using scissors or a craft knife.

Pick Your Perfect Pole (Optional):

  • Plastic or Metal Stakes: For a sturdy garden display, choose plastic or metal garden stakes (available at most craft stores).
  • Wooden Dowels: For a more rustic touch, wooden dowels can be used as your flagpole.

Get Crafting and Let the Fun Begin!

With a little creativity and these simple steps, you can create a delightful collection of pinwheel flags that will add a touch of whimsy to your garden or party. So grab your materials, unleash your imagination, and get ready to spin some summer fun!

Explore a variety of color choices and materials; we chose patriotic red, white, and blue, but feel free to make your pinwheels any color that suits your style. Utilize Cricut Design Space for your SVG, apply permanent vinyl, and get creative with your design. When you finish your project, share your craft with our community on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #CraftWithTraci. Let’s make this summer craft season unforgettable.

PLASTIC SHEET DIVIDERS – here are a few options – you will need 8 dividers per pinwheel, so if you want a patriotic one, count how many red and blue dividers are in a pack and get 2 if need be. Depends what you want to make.



  • ⅜ Wood Dowel
  • ⅜ dowel cap
  • Thin dowel 
  • Drill and small drill bit

And you will need:

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