Get the free SVG cut files for these decorative patriotic pinwheels! Delicate cut-outs made using your Cricut or other cutting machine make these star-spangled pinwheels a hit at any 4th of July party.
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Summertime is in full swing here in Northern California! And summer always means outdoor parties, barbecues, swimming, and of course, the 4th of July!
If you’re throwing a 4th of July party, why not cut out these cute decorative pinwheels in red, white, and blue? The red and white pinwheels have stripes, and the pinwheel has stars. Grouped together they make a patriotic centerpiece, or line your driveway with them to welcome your guests.
Patriotic Pinwheels Supplies + Tools
- Red, white, and blue paper (I like the Stardream Metallic series from Paper-Papers.com)
- Small brads
- Wooden dowels
- Hot glue gun / hot glue
- Cricut Explore or other cutting machine
Patriotic Pinwheels Directions
They are designed to be cut on a Cricut or other cutting machine.
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Cut out each pinwheel — red, blue, white. Unassembled, they look like this:
Carefully bring the holes along the outside edge (one on each side) toward the center hole. Thread a brad through all five holes and open the clasp so the whole pinwheel holds together. Glue the wooden dowel on the back to complete each pinwheel. These are just decorative (they don’t spin), though you could use a tutorial like this to create a version that will spin.
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Comments & Reviews
Diego Lopes says
I’m not the one throwing the party, but since I have some free time I thought of making something fun for everyone, and these pinwheels are it! Great idea!
These are super adorable and of course can be used year road. I really love the patterns you have made on the wheels! I can just see the photo opportunities with my kids playing with these.
Cori George says
Thank you Samantha!
I just downloaded the file and the individual pinwheels are on top of each other. It is pretty difficult to separate them :(
Nevermind. I tried ungrouping them again and it worked this time. <3
What other paper options can be used? I’m new to the whole circuit thing and just getting started with using my machine. Are there other paper types that can be used beyond what is listed?
Amy Motroni says
Which machine do you have? Here’s a list of materials you can cut with the Cricut Explore:
Hope that helps!
Amy, HLMS Support