It’s a good thing the Superbowl is a week before Valentine’s Day, isn’t it? It really gives the boys one last chance to flaunt their machismo before things go all pink & flowery ten days later. Of course, we can’t possibly let the biggest game day of the year pass without somehow incorporating our pretty (yet still thematic) touches here and there. So for those of you hosting a game-watching party this weekend, we’ve created these sweet little football pinwheels that are perfect for dressing up cupcakes or sliders. Keep reading for the template and step-by-step instructions, and who knows… these might be just the good luck charm that your team needs!

  1. Print football pinwheel template and cut out squares.
  2. Trace squares onto green cardstock paper, and cut out. Use a thin layer of glue to mount football squares to green cardstock squares.
  3. Once dry, fold square in half diagonally and crease. Unfold, and repeat diagonal fold on opposite corners, creating an X.
  4. Cut half-way down creased lines, as pictured, until scissors meet edge of football.
  5. Cut out smaller white space in between diagonal line and football, as pictured above.
  6. Carefully punch holes in the corner of each point, and in the center of the X.
  7. Referring to the diagram above, fold in one petal at a time, bringing corner holes to meet center hole. Insert brad in hole and fasten.
  8. Glue pin wheel to top of bamboo skewer, and slide into cupcakes or sliders just in time for the game!
16 comments
  1. 1
    Viviana Baluja | January 30, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    That’s such a creative idea! I don’t care much for sports, but want to throw a party anyway just so I can make and show off this cupcake!

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    Heather | January 30, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Cute!! I haven’t used brads in like 10 years.

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    • Camille Styles | January 30, 2012 at 4:24 pm

      I know, brads are a totally under-used craft supply! We’ve been using them like crazy lately! 🙂

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    Lydia- The Party Wagon | January 30, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    This is the cutest football treat I have seen! I would love to share this at The Party Wagon! Adorable!

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    Plain & Fancy Living | January 30, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Ahh…I just want a cupcake with sprinkles now:)

    Amy R. {Plain & Fancy Living}

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    Emily | January 30, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Hee hee, I had never thought of the corelation between football and V-day! Cute!

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    kristen | January 30, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    how cute is this! LOVE it.

    kristen
    mikie and kristen

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    Eleanor | January 30, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    So adorable! We are having some people over for the big game…might have to use this idea!

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    Gaby [The Vault Files] | January 30, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    This is so cute! can’t believe how easy it looks!

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    Mitica Fashion Illustrations | January 31, 2012 at 5:18 am

    Oooh so cuteee! i will do it :O)!!

    kisses

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    Dana | February 3, 2012 at 10:03 am

    These are just so cute! Thanks for the DIY! I just included them in a Superbowl Idea post today!

    Happy Super Bowl weekend Camille!
    ~Dana

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    justine | February 3, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Thank you for this adorable idea! Am going to attempt this weekend! Not to be greedy or anything =) but would love to see additional templates for other holidays! Thanks again!

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