Hello We R friends, and Happy Monday! It’s Aly here, and this week on the blog we’re featuring patriotic projects from our design team to inspire your 4th of July crafting. If you’ve got a barbeque, party or other patriotic event, then be sure to check back each day this week for some fabulous ideas!
Today I’m sharing a festive cake topper idea for an Independence Day party. To make this cake topper, I pulled out an oldie but goodie, the Pinwheel Punch Board.
I used the Pinwheel Attachments so that the pinwheels can actually spin, adding a fun interactive element to the cake topper.
To make this Patriotic Pinwheel Cake Topper, I started by gathering my supplies.
I trimmed two red and two blue 3×3 squares, two red and two blue 4×4 squares, and one red and one blue 5×5 square. I punched each corner as explained in the instructions, and then cut all the red squares using the Pinwheel A track.
Then I punched the corners of each blue square, and cut them using the Pinwheel B track.
Then I embossed each pinwheel using some Next Level Embossing Folders and my Evolution Advanced.
I layered the red squares on top of the blue squares, interlocking the pinwheel arms, and then followed the instructions to assemble the attachment pieces. Once assembled, I added an Enamel Dot to the attachment cap for a finished look and placed a paper straw into the attachment base.
I trimmed off the ends of the paper straws at different lengths for a layered look, and inserted them into the center of the cake.
I hope this fun cake topper inspires you. Thanks for joining me today, and be sure to come back tomorrow for some more red, white, and blue project ideas!