Yes it’s Friday! I love Fridays, and because they put me in such a good mood, I’m going to share my steps to making these super cute cupcake toppers, AND then I’m going to give them away!
Yup that’s right, there will be TWO lucky winners of these cupcake toppers, but before we get ahead of ourselves with the giveaway, lets figure out how to make these cuties incase you don’t win!
Cut out 2”x2” squares of what ever color double sided paper you want! (Double sided paper just means paper that is going to have either color or designs on either side, instead of just white…unless that’s what you want of course!)
Cut diagonal lines starting from each corner going into the center about 1”. You do not need to flip over the paper, I just wanted to show you my two sided paper!
Now fold the first corner (A) into the center of the square. Don’t crease this fold, just kind of bend it so it holds its shape. Do this to each “A” corner on the squares.
Now take each pinwheel and cut a small slit in the bottom of one of your folds. This only has to be big enough to slide a toothpick through. I like doing it this way because it hides the toothpick and glue, and it just looks a little bit cleaner. If you do not have a blade to do this with, no worries we can just glue the toothpick to the back.
Open up all of your folds and slide the toothpick through your newly made slit. Hot glue toothpick to the center of the square.
Using little dabs of hot glue start re-folding in each “A” corner and folding them there until the glue has cooled and the fold is now permanent.
Keep going all the way around.
Once all the corners are folded in and glued, add one more dab of hot glue and adorn the pinwheel with any thing you like. I used fake pearls that I had saved from an old necklace I used to love! But you could use buttons, pompoms, or even paper circles from the left over paper.
See wasn’t that easy?
Now, I know exactly what some of you are thinking “Wow, that was informative, now how do I get my free pinwheels?”. Well here’s what you can do. There will be two winners of the Pinwheel Cupcake Toppers.
The winners will win a set of 12 Pinwheels, and I will mail them out pronto!
1: One winner will simply be random selection of all of your comments left below!
2: The second winner will be randomly selected from readers who have “Liked” Bertie’s Bakery Facebook page. So if you have already “Liked” me, you’re already in, if not what are you waiting for??? (And no need to leave a second comment below, I got ya covered in all the page-likers.)
3: I know I know, I never said anything about a third option. But I have to admit, I do not understand Pintrest and that makes me a little sad. I mean I “get it”, as in I fully understand why and how it has gone so viral, but I haven’t really figured out how to get my work “Pinned”. So if you are one of those “pinners” and you pin either the first or second picture from this post (I imagine you would then link back to my page as well?) then you may leave a second comment for a bonus entry! Is that cool?
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Lastly, if it seems like you guys enjoy this give away, then I’ll be sure to do another next week for St. Patty’s Day! Not pinwheels but another type of cupcake topper I have up my sleeve!
Thanks for reading, have a great weekend!