Take it on Tuesday blog hop #23: Pinwheel Wall Clock

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Project Declutter Week 2

We have been s-l-o-w-l-y (more slowly than I originally planned on) working through our house, room by room decluttering. I mean, I was supposed to link up to the lovely Spring Cleaning challenge. I have until Thursday – can I make it? Going through my clothes has taken a LOT of time, but I LOVE that I’m getting rid of so much I don’t use!!

Pinwheel Wall Clock

Before yesterday, my wall clock had been sitting empty for several weeks. I had taken the hearts down (because I was tired of them) and was not inspired as to what to fill it with that would represent spring…until I saw a guest post on {Little Green Bow}. It was Sarah’s {Renewed Upon a DreamSpring Wreath with pinwheels that was my inspiration – it’s so cute!

Materials

– leftover scrapbook paper
– scissors (or something to cut paper with)
– clear tape
– thread & needle
– buttons

pinwheels

Step 1: Cut out 2″, 3″, 4″, or 5″ squares using your leftover scrapbook paper. I used a variety of sizes on my wall clock. Then, fold diagonally in both directions and slightly crease the middle. This way you can see the middle of the square.

Step 2: Starting from each corner, cut towards the middle of the square, stopping about an inch and a half from the middle.

Step 3: Fold one side of each point towards the middle to make the pinwheel shape. Secure with tape on both sides. (I just trimmed the excess after doing so.)

Step 4: Done!! This is where I stopped for my smaller pinwheels.

 

For my larger pinwheels, I chose to sew a button in the middle to add some flare.

pinwheel with button

Here is my completed pinwheel wall clock. I chose to keep the background in the frame the simple cardboard, but I may change my mind and add yellow and light blue paper behind the pinwheels. Which do you think would look better?

pinwheel-clock

What projects have you been working on? How have you been decorating, cleaning, or organizing your house for spring?

 

24 Comments

  • Jess

    Thanks for the feature! You rock!
    Jess recently posted…Full Tutorial – the Duct Tape Easter Basket

    • BetsyPool

      You are welcome! I LOVED the Duct Tape Easter Basket and I’m so glad you wrote a full tutorial with pictures – that makes it even better!! Thanks!

  • Handmade by Hilani (@HandmadebyHilan)

    Thanks for the link up (and email!!). Have a great week!

    • BetsyPool

      You are welcome! I’m so glad you linked up this week as well. I’m looking forward to checking it out!

  • Deborah

    Your wall clock turned out cute…a fun way to tell time :) Thanks for hosting!

    Have a lovely week!
    Deborah
    Deborah recently posted…Craft Room Update #1 – Plus Bonus: Get Fit on a Budget

    • BetsyPool

      Thanks so much! I’m so glad you linked up!! It’s great to read your comments on the other links as well. :)

  • Christina @ No. 29 Design

    Thank you so much for featuring my closet valance tutorial!

    • BetsyPool

      You are welcome. I absolutely LOVE it and I plan to do something similar for my office closet someday now. :)

  • Naomi

    L.O.V.E. the pinwheel clock. So great!
    Naomi recently posted…DIY Rings Bracelet

    • BetsyPool

      Thanks so much Naomi, you are very encouraging. :)

  • Lindsay

    I adore that clock! Amazing! Thanks for hosting!

    • BetsyPool

      Thanks Lindsay. I’m glad to see you linking up again – I’m excited to check out your mantel!

  • Style U by Casey

    Thanks for the link up!! I can’t wait to go through all your projects and find something I can manage!!

    • BetsyPool

      Thanks so much!! Glad you stopped by and linked up again!!

  • Alison

    I LOVE those pinwheels. I never would have thought to make a pinwheel clock. So creative! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!
    Alison recently posted…Wednesday’s Wowzers {14}

    • BetsyPool

      Thanks so much Alison! I always love linking up to Oopsey Daisy and checking out the other projects there!

  • katie goldsworthy

    Such a cute pinwheel wall clock! Fun idea.

    Thanks for linking it up!

    –Katie @ Creatively Living

  • Amanda

    Neat idea! Pinwheels are adorable. I would never have thought of using them in a clock.
    Amanda recently posted…Curtains for my Mom’s Kitchen

  • hani@craftionary

    Cool idea for spring! I love pinwheels.. :) Thanks for linking up at friday fun party..
    hani@craftionary recently posted…Cardboard Cupcake stand (last minute party project)

    • BetsyPool

      Thanks!! I’m so glad you are hosting a fun friday linky party! Thanks for stopping by and linking up!!

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