Summer tablescapes call for fun decor and this easy DIY pinwheel centerpiece fits the bill perfectly. Pinwheels in bright, fun colors and a classic mason jar offer a simple yet whimsical display that can be made in about 15 minutes!


  • double sided scrapbook paper, cut into 6″ squares
  • scissors
  • hot glue and glue gun
  • mini brads
  • wooden skewers
  • quart clear mason jar
  • craft knife or other sharp pointed object
  • ribbon (optional)


Begin by cutting your scrapbook paper from the corners toward the center being careful to stop about 2cm from the center.

Moving around your paper fold every other “point” towards the center. As you fold make sure to overlap each point and hold in place with your thumb.

When all four spokes of your pinwheel are in place carefully poke a hole in the center of the pinwheel with the tip of a craft knife or another sharp point.

Tip: protect your workspace by placing foamboard or cork underneath your pinwheel for this step!

Insert a mini brad into the hole and secure the pieces in place.

Tip: for faster crafting, you can easily cut all of your pinwheels at once in a stack and then assemble one by one!

Using a generous dollop of hot glue on the back of the pinwheel attach one end of a skewer to the back of each pinwheel. Allow to dry fully before handling. (Please note these pinwheels are not functional—they are intended for decor only.)

Once you have finished assembling your pinwheels arrange them in the mason jar and finish with a coordinating bow if desired. You can also carry the pinwheel theme further by incorporating the pinwheels into garlands, napkin rings, or even making mini pinwheels and using them for table scatter! The possibilities are endless!

What do you think of this fun and easy pinwheel centerpiece? Do you agree that pinwheels make the perfect summer decoration?