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{free printable: 4th of july pinwheel}

There's something about pinwheels that screams summer-time to me.
With 4th of July only being only two weeks away from the official start of summer, it's the perfect match in my opinion!

So today, just in time to celebrate Independence Day, I thought I'd share a patriotic pinwheel printable freebie with you. I hope you'll enjoy the little craft! ;)

What you'll need:

  • Card stock
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Straight pins with a head
  • Pliers
  • Paper lollipop sticks

Click the image above or here to download the free printable.

I'm partying here! ♥

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86 Comments

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    Natasha In Oz
    Tuesday June 19th, 2012 at 11:37 PM

    This is so sweet and I love your animation too! Thanks for posting this great project.

    Best wishes for a lovely week!
    Natasha in Oz

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Wednesday June 20th, 2012 at 11:21 PM

      Ohh, thank you for your sweet comment, Natasha! :)
      I hope you’re having a wonderful week as well!
      xo! Vanessa

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    Crystal
    Wednesday June 20th, 2012 at 12:47 AM

    Very cute! :-)

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    heidrun
    Wednesday June 20th, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Liebe Vanessa,
    Danke Dir für diese feine Deko und das wird bald ausprobiert .. allerdings denke ich die Flügel anders zu “bemustern” .. ..

    LG von Heidrun

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Wednesday June 20th, 2012 at 11:27 PM

      Ich Danke Dir für Deinen lieben Kommentar, Heidrun! :)
      Da bei uns zulande ja kein 4th of July gefeiert wird kann ich gut nachvollziehen, dass Du ein anderes Muster verwenden willst, hehe.
      Liebe Grüße!
      Vanessa

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    Jess @ Spool and Spoon
    Wednesday June 20th, 2012 at 06:09 PM

    These are so cute!! I absolutely love the combo of both prints together to form one uniform pinwheel. You’ve got a brand new follower (found you through My Girlish Whims)

    http://spoolandspoonblog.com

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      Jess @ Spool and Spoon
      Wednesday June 20th, 2012 at 06:10 PM

      Also — what program do you create your image collages in? They are so aesthetically pleasing, it’s not even funny.

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Thursday June 21st, 2012 at 11:40 PM

      Jess, thank you so much for your super-sweet comments! :)
      I used Photoshop for this collages. So happy you like it! I had so many photos for this post, that it just seemed easiest (and shortest) to combine them in a collage. Hehe
      I hope you’re having a wonderful week!
      XO! Vanessa

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    Britni
    Wednesday June 20th, 2012 at 08:57 PM

    OK Vanessa, you are insanely talented!! I just created a 4th of July board so I could pin this! Your photography and the way you set up your tutorial is gorgeous!! I envy your skills! :) Can’t wait to see what you do next!!

    • Reply
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Thursday June 21st, 2012 at 11:41 PM

      Haha! Thank you SO much for opening up a Pinterest board for me! :D
      Thank you for your sweet words, Britni!
      Hugs to you!
      Vanessa

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    Lindy@itsybitsypaper
    Thursday June 21st, 2012 at 02:50 AM

    Amazing as always! I love it. I hope you’ll add this one to my Patriotic Project Parade.

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/06/patriotic-project-parade-linky-party.html

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    JaneEllen Jones
    Thursday June 21st, 2012 at 08:03 AM

    Thanks so much for the pinwheel project and patterns. Love 7/4 projects, I seem to collect more every year. Pinwheels are so summery and happy looking. I remember what fun pinwheels were when I was a kid,, (and that’s a long time ago). lol Hope you’re enjoying your time in Germany. Do you miss the American holidays? So glad for the internet so I can meet people like yourself. Happy Summer

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Friday June 22nd, 2012 at 11:32 PM

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! :)
      We’re enjoying our time here in Germany. Even more so today, that the German soccer team made it into the half finals in the Euro Cup. Yay!
      And yes, I do miss some of the American holidays. I loved watching the fireworks for 4th of July! ;)
      Happy Summer to you, too!
      xo! Vanessa

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    Virginia
    Thursday June 21st, 2012 at 03:18 PM

    So cute!!! Thanks for the printable!

  • Reply
    angie
    Thursday June 21st, 2012 at 07:08 PM

    pinwheels are so fun I have great memories of them when I was a kid come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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    Jessi
    Thursday June 21st, 2012 at 08:17 PM

    Oh my gosh those are just adorable! Pinwheels are so “summer” to me and these are just great. It’s ridiculously windy here right now, so I’ll have to make some to stick on our balcony. Hopefully it’s not too windy… Thanks for linking this up at The Fun In Functional!

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    julie
    Thursday June 21st, 2012 at 11:53 PM

    How cute are those? So pool, bbq, friends and family time. Let light up those fireworks. Thanks for showing use the step by step how to on these. Thanks for shareing, God bless you and yours.

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    amy
    Friday June 22nd, 2012 at 01:38 PM

    ooooooh, mausilein,
    das animierte foto ist grandios!!! die idee entzückend!
    bin begeistert ;-)

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    Danielle
    Friday June 22nd, 2012 at 08:54 PM

    This is perfect!!!! Thank you so much for posting this! I was searching for a wonderful tutorial for these for our 4th party!

    your newest follower….Danielle
    http://bellaella2121.blogspot.com/

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    Toqua's Crafts
    Saturday June 23rd, 2012 at 06:08 AM

    What a wonderful job!
    Thank you for sharing.
    I’m visiting from House of Hepworth’s

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    Just Winging It
    Saturday June 23rd, 2012 at 03:46 PM

    I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/06/show-your-stuff-29-mini-cherry.html

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    Jodi
    Sunday June 24th, 2012 at 07:25 AM

    These are adorable. Thanks for making a printable. Thank you for hosting too. I appreciate it!

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    Ashley @ MommyByDayCrafterByNight
    Sunday June 24th, 2012 at 06:57 PM

    So darling! Love how it moves in animation!! You are so talented!! xoxo

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    TidyMom
    Sunday June 24th, 2012 at 07:56 PM

    These are just too cute! not to mention the adorable animation!! love that!!

    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/patriotic-crafts/
    Have a great rest of the weekend!

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    kendascrafts
    Tuesday June 26th, 2012 at 02:57 PM

    Those are fun! Thanks for the printable!

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    Noreen
    Tuesday June 26th, 2012 at 04:28 PM

    Very colorful and festive! Thanks.

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    Christine
    Tuesday June 26th, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    This is sooo cute!! Thanks for taking time of doing this post and sharing your printable!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! I’m looking forward to seeing you at the party this evening!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Wednesday June 27th, 2012 at 09:14 PM

      Thank you for your sweet comment, Christine! :)
      Unfortunately I don’t have anything to link up this week. But I have a giveaway going on, in cause you haven’t tried your luck yet. :)
      Have a wonderful day!
      xo! Vanessa

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    Mindie
    Wednesday June 27th, 2012 at 05:01 PM

    Featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time!

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    Jill
    Thursday June 28th, 2012 at 01:52 AM

    These look great Vanessa! Love your animated pic at the beginning too!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    Jody
    Thursday June 28th, 2012 at 03:03 AM

    Thanks Vanessa for sharing this cute pinwheel tutorial on Simple & Sweet Fridays. So creative!

    Jody

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    Thursday June 28th, 2012 at 02:27 PM

    Featuring YOU today!

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    Lolly Jane
    Saturday June 30th, 2012 at 07:00 AM

    This is the cutest post I have ever seen, Vanessa! LOVE the animated pinwheel. You are SO cute!
    xoxo

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday July 1st, 2012 at 08:41 PM

      Thank you so much for your sweet words! :) So happy you like the animated pinwheel!
      I hope you’re having a fun weekend!
      XO! Vanessa

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    Trisha
    Saturday June 30th, 2012 at 05:02 PM

    Thanks so much for this file. It is just adorable and has saved me a lot of time. I have been wanting to make some pinwheels for 4th of July decorations and this is perfect. I converted the PDF to a PNG file and imported it to my Silhouette Cameo to print and cut. Saved a lot of time. Thanks again.

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday July 1st, 2012 at 08:42 PM

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Trisha! I’m so happy to hear that my little project worked out well for you! :)
      I wish I had a Silhouette. I had to cut everything by hand, hehe.
      I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!
      xo! Vanessa

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