I've long been attracted to the idea of pinwheels as a bit of a theme for the wedding. They seem to kind of encompass the light hearted garden party/carnival/summer theme we have going on. Most of these ones will end up as buttonholes, I think (although I'm still playing with colours to get the perfect combinations), but I'm constantly playing with new ideas to use them as wedding decorations. Pinwheel bouquet, anyone? I think I'll probably go wild and make some paper ones for table decorations too, as we're not having very much in the way of flowers (the marquee will be in the middle of a beautiful garden, so adding a load of flowers seemed a little pointless and expensive).
These pinwheels were super easy to make (I might do a quick tutorial at some point) and customise to the colours of the wedding. Picking the perfect vintage button to match each pinwheel took rather longer than it should have - I had such fun rifling through my tins of vintage buttons each time!
I ordered the felt from Laura of Lupin Handmade -she sells felt in just about every colour under the sun, and helpfully supplies a printed shade card template so you can keep track of the colours you've ordered. I've 'known' Laura on Twitter for a while, and it was lovely to finally have a reason to purchase from her. I'm getting a teeny insight into the addictive world of sewing with felt (cute colours! No seam finishing!) and foresee more felty projects in my future.