Like most artist/crafters I carry a sketchbook around with me most of the time. In this sketchbook I scribble ideas or sketch things that catch my eye. Every once in awhile I flip through my sketch book and I always find a little something that I forgot I had…this tutorial is one of those sketchbook Easter eggs.
This easy to make paper wheel can be used for a multitude of projects and is super easy to make. I made two samples, one uses photos and can be used as gift tags or party decorations. The other I turned into a flower name card.
- Gift topper instead of a bow
- Christmas tree ornaments
- Gift tags
Card stock paper
- Download paperwheel_template.jpg and print it out full size (a scale has been placed on each jpg to help with printing at the correct proportions).
- Trace six circles onto a piece of card stock paper and cut them out.
- Place the triangle template in the center back of one of the cut out circles. Trace two sides of the triangle using a pencil. Repeat this step for the remainder of the circles.
- Use these lines as a guide to fold the paper. Fold all six circles.
- Place glue on the back side of the folded circle flaps. Glue flaps together with the point of the triangle facing in towards a center.
Flower Pot Notes: Take a small pot and place a piece of floral foam in the bottom. I covered my foam with moss. You can use a dowel for the stem, I painted a 9” dowel. Glue the paper wheel to the top of the dowel and use the leaf patterns at the bottom of the paperwheel_template.jpg page to create your leafy nameplate.