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

Sorry all, last night March Madness prevailed so I didn’t get to writing this blog post until this morning. Since I live in Lawrence, home of the Jayhawks, this tournament is a big deal. I would say we did pretty well, even though we didn’t win last night. Ah well, moving on…


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!!


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Thanks for participating in this blog hop everyone! Check out my favorites board to see if I pinned your project last week.

(Rule for next week – You need to have a link back on the project post to be featured.)

Here are the 5 projects I’ve selected to feature this week!

Jess’ {Tupelo CreativeDuct Tape Easter Baskets – Isn’t this so brilliant?



Christina’s {No. 29 Design} Closet Valance tutorial – I want to do this for my office closet now!



Amy’s {Home Happy Home} Jewelry Organizer – It’s so easy!



{Ashley’s Dandelion Wishes} Distressed Flower Garland tutorial



Donna’s {Loopy Loop Creations} Frugal Alternative to Candle Tarts



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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.



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?

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Come back Wednesday for the Money Saving Mom review, Thursday for a Frugal Recipe, and Friday for 50 Habits of Thin People. Thank you all! I LOVE seeing what you’ve been up to!


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