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Patriotic Pinwheels

Posted by  ·  July 1, 2008  ·  Last Updated: July 1, 2008

We are busy around here preparing for the BIG day! I will again have everyone for breakfast before the parade starts. Here is what I am working on for the tables.

The container is a cardboard Uncle Sam hat from the party store filled with hydrangeas and patriotic pinwheels. If you would like some patriotic pinwheels to help decorate for your Fourth of July celebrations you may download them here.

Large Patriotic Pinwheel

Medium Patriotic Pinwheel

Small Patriotic Pinwheels

Print template on card-stock, cut out, fold tips to center and fasten with a long pin through black dots. The pinwheels can be attached to a pencil by pushing the pin into the pencil eraser. I needed a longer stick so I placed a cap pencil eraser on a 5/16″ dowel rod that I painted blue. I found they really spin well if you add a pony bead for spacing. A star cut out would be a nice touch on the front where the pin is placed.

now back to working on the float….

If you are looking for more Fourth of July ideas, you might be interested in:

Free Uncle Sam Hat Party Favor Download


Free Customizable Rocket Party Favor Download


Star Garland


more Fourth of July Ideas!

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  1. Thao
    Friday, August 31st, 2018
    Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful pinwheel templates! Love them! If you make anymore other designs, would love to see them!
  2. Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
    The centerpiece looks amazing! My daughter will be delighted with her own pinwheel.
  3. Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
    These are so fun. I hope you don't mind that I shared the pinwheel on my blog today.
  4. Saturday, June 30th, 2012
    Love the pinwheels. I've featured it on my blog with other patriotic ideas here: http://controllingcraziness.blogspot.com/2012/06/inspiration-for-weekend-25-4th-of-july.html
  5. Thursday, June 30th, 2011
    Thanks for the great idea. This is super cute. I featured it on theRedPolkaDot. Have a great 4th!
  6. Celeste
    Friday, December 3rd, 2010
    This is the most brilliant site I have ever seen!
    Thanks for sharing all these wonderful ideas!
  7. Sunday, January 3rd, 2010
    Love it! Thank you!
  8. Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
    thanks for sharing. my boys saw the pinwheels and started begging for me to make one :)
  9. Thursday, July 3rd, 2008
    This centerpiece is gorgeous!!
    Thanks for sharing ANOTHER great idea
    Happy 4th
  10. Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008
    I may just make one (lots) of those... Fun.
  11. Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008
    What a great centerpiece! :)
  12. Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008
    A float? Wow! The pinwheels are cute! I need to do a little downloading, here!
  13. Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008
    I can't wait to see the float!