diy {Amanda’s Pinwheels}

A little while back my friend Amanda posted a picture of pinwheels on Instagram. Her instagram & blog are among my favorites. I don’t get a lot of crafting time, so I live vicariously through her. If you are looking for crafty inspiration, I HIGHLY recommend following her blog and IG feed.


I took down the white paper flowers that hung on my chicken wire bedroom wall several months ago. They were old and after years of sunlight hitting them, they needed to be replaced. Originally, I was just going to make new ones. But….it never happened. When Amanda posted that picture I immediately sent her a text and asked if I could buy them from her when she was done using them. They matched my room colors so perfectly. Thankfully, she took me up on my offer.


All I had to do was add hot glue and hang them on the wall. I sit on the couch when working on my laptop…so my view just going a whole lot happier.4.14pinwheels-3

The girls like to play songs on the iPad and then dance in front of the mirror…or lay down and pretend to sleep.4.14pinwheels-5

This is her ‘mean’ face. She makes it and then laughs.4.14pinwheels-7

This girl got to sing with a real microphone on a real stage last night. Granted it was a song about the president’s, but the girl belted it out like it was the soundtrack to The Parent Trap. She’s been practicing a lot.4.14pinwheels-9

I know you will ask….Amanda does not sell pinwheels in her etsy shop. She mainly makes them for craft shows, workshops, her home and now mine. However, I am pretty sure if you email her, you might be able to convince her to sell you some. You can contact her via her blog.

Also…people often ask about dusting things like this. I just use the hose on my vacuum with a nozzle so the suction isn’t so strong.

Thanks Amanda, I owe you big time!


Also….I wanted to let you know who won the giveaways last week. The winners should have already received emails from me and/or the vendors.

Karen Russell’s Making The Shot Three

Mara (maraw….)

Christine (cmg…)

Lori (lrol…)

Artifact Uprising Postcard Pack

Abby (a.b.t…)


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  • Erica Baker - I love the colors of those pinwheels!! Your girls are so cute.

  • Beth @ Sawdust and Embryos - Looooove those colors! These make SUCH a statement! I actually just did a tutorial for making pinwheels on my blog a couple days ago… if your readers are interested. Here’s the link!

  • Bambi - That is so very cute! What a great idea!

    Love from Germany and a beautiful day,


  • Cindy - How do you hang them? I have some but not sure his to hang them on the wall. Thanks!!! :))

  • Debbie C - Your wall is incredible with those pinwheels! It’s like living in an Anthro display! For my daughter’s first birthday I stayed up late hours making pinwheels to go behind each letter of her name and the words “Happy Birthday”. LOTS of folding and gluing…but turned out really pretty.

  • Kate @ Songs Kate Sang - OH these colors! Beautiful!

  • Carrie R - Amanda’s blog/IG is one of my faves!!! This looks fantastic.

  • Mara W - Hi Ashley! Thank you so much for the giveaway! Im a pretty excited winner over here 🙂

  • marie - Love all your sweet photos…they’re so colorfilled and happy! Thanks for sharing the link to Amanda’s blog…first crafty thing on my to-do list is her seed bombs! Love them!!

  • Amy Cornwell - Oh my mercy. How gorgeous. I think these need to go in my studio. So lovely!