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!


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


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?


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


24 Responses

    • 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!

    • BetsyPool

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

    • BetsyPool

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

    • BetsyPool

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

    • BetsyPool

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

    • BetsyPool

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

    • BetsyPool

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