Last updated on June 16th, 2018 at 08:53 am
Get the free SVG/DXF cut files for these decorative patriotic pinwheels! Delicate cut-outs made using your Cricut Explore make these star-spangled pinwheels a hit at any 4th of July party.
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 Explore or Silhouette Cameo. If you’re new to the world of cutting machines, start here: What is the Cricut Explore Machine and What Does it Do?
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.
Miss America from A girl and a glue gun
Stars and Stripes pillow from Tried and true
Patriotic Pinwheels from Hey let’s make stuff.
Land that I love from Persia Lou
God Bless the U.S.A. from Pitter and Glink
Stars and Stripes from Sugar Bee Crafts
Party like it’s 1776 from The Scrap Shoppe.
Throwing away my shot from Sew what Alicia
If you love these, you’ll want to check out these other fun patriotic projects: