Shamrock pinwheel toppers are an easy way to add a little festive cheer to a treat on St. Patrick’s Day. Here’s how to make your own.
You will need green chevron patterned paper from the ‘Facts and Fiction’ 12×12 paper pad. This pad is a must-have in my opinion. I am always grabbing for it! In addition, gather green mini brads, bamboo skewers, scissors, adhesive, computer printer, and optionally a 1/16 inch hole punch and craft knife.
The first thing to do is print out the pinwheel template. You can either crop the patterned paper to 8.5 x 11 inches and run through the printer being sure to print on the solid green side, or print it onto cardstock to cut out a template for tracing.
Download PDF here: Shamrock Pinwheel Template
Cut out printed or traced template being sure to stay inside the lines so they do not show.
Punch a 1/16 inch hole punch at the mark on each wing (optionally cut with craft knife or poke with pointed object, both on a protected surface) and a slit at the center with craft knife.
Gently bend each wing toward center and insert a brad through all layers plus the back and open prongs to secure.
Glue pinwheel onto cut bamboo skewer at desired height and insert into treat.
Another way to add a little fun to a treat is by adding words. LUCKY seemed appropriate for this holiday, and I found the perfect size and style lettering in the ‘Paper Cottage’ line. However, I wanted the color gold.
Problem solved when I remembered I recently purchased a metallic gold Sharpie marker. One layer of color was all it took. Since the letters are self-adhesive, I pressed a toothpick into the back of each for inserting into a cupcake.
Wishing you much luck in your crafting endeavors!