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

  1. Thanks for the feature! You rock!
    Jess recently posted…Full Tutorial – the Duct Tape Easter BasketMy Profile

    • 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!

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

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

  3. Your wall clock turned out cute…a fun way to tell time 🙂 Thanks for hosting!

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

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

  4. Thank you so much for featuring my closet valance tutorial!

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

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

  6. I adore that clock! Amazing! Thanks for hosting!

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

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

  8. 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}My Profile

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

  9. Such a cute pinwheel wall clock! Fun idea.

    Thanks for linking it up!

    –Katie @ Creatively Living

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

  11. 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)My Profile

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