Pinterest constantly gives me the worst case of cognitive dissonance.
While most of the links I pin are about living healthy, I am occasionally naughty and pin a link that’s about the best movies on Netflix or the newest Paula Dean bread pudding recipe with extra chocolate, extra butter and extra sugar.
I chose the photo pinwheel project because not only did it stop me from cheating on my diet, but I also enjoy decorating my apartment on a budget. Plus, I already had most of the needed materials lying around my place.
While the link didn’t include instructions (be careful of the dead-end pins), the photos were instruction enough.
Overall, this project was satisfying. It turned out to be functional and modern. Looking back, I wish I wouldn’t have painted the cardboard, or painted it a lighter color. If you do decide to paint it, I recommend waiting until it dries completely until you start gluing the clothespins on. I got a little eager, and I ended up waiting twice as long for everything to dry completely.
-One large-ish piece of cardboard (mine was about the size of my end table, but you can go as small as a shoebox if you’d like)
-Clothespins (about 30, depending on the size of the cardboard)
-Glue (wood glue or fabric glue works best)
1) Cut a circle out of the cardboard. (Mine was about 20 inches in diameter.) Cut out another circle so there is a hole in the middle.
2) optional: Paint the cardboard and let it dry.
3) Once the paint is dry, glue clothespins around the outer edge of the circle, leaving only a small space between them.
4) Pinch your photos in the clothespins, hang and enjoy.