Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus, everyone! I’m Welsh, so we always celebrate St. David’s Day (even more so when we’ve just beaten England in the Six Nations), but for me it also marks the start of Spring and is the perfect excuse to fill the house with daffodils.
I love a daffodil craft and we made these fab pinwheels, that I spotted over on the always inspiring Nurture Store, a few years ago at Woodcraft Folk. They’re pretty simple – you just need coloured card, egg boxes (although I’ve used mini muffin cases instead) and split pins, plus some tape. The full tutorial is here, but here’s a brief summary of how I did it anyway.
1. Cut a square of yellow or orange card.
2. Cut down from each corner of the square towards the centre.
3. Fold in the corners to form a pinwheel shape and stick them down with Sellotape. (I found it easiest to tape opposite corners, then repeat with the other two).
4. Cut a strip of green card, roll around a pencil and tape to form a stem.
5. Make a hole in the middle of the muffin case, pinwheel and at the top of the stem, push the split pin through all three and fasten, making sure it’s loose enough to spin.
And you’re done. Accompany with Welsh cakes (check out my mum’s truly delicious recipe) and a lovely cup of tea. Happy St. David’s Day and happy crafting!