Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tick-Tock Says the Clock...

Since we had this wonderful time change over the weekend (I'm still not adjusted), I thought I'd save my wreath for another day and instead show you my clock.  My mother gave it to me because she said "it just never worked."  Well.  I can fix that!  I apologize because I'm horrible about taking "before" pictures.  I don't know why that is.

I disassembled the clock.  Painted the frame with "vanilla" and wiped it back off.  kind of.  Then I decided it needed a new clock face.  I didn't like the old one-it resembled a very old weathered (poorly weathered) clock.  So I went and got some scrapbook paper and cut it to fit.

ModPodge is my best friend.  We like doing crafts together.  I was going to use the old hands, but I ran into a problem!  They didn't fit the new clock mechanism.  So I tried a few things and ended up fashioning the old hands to the new hands so they would fit-using some E6000 (why didn't anyone tell me about this stuff before??).

So while the hands dried (I actually let them dry overnight), I decided I'd work on my numbers.  Every good clock needs numbers right?  I had picked out this pretty cardstock, and wanted to cut them out, but couldn't find a pattern etc-so I printed some off my computer and used my x-acto knife. 

After I cut out all of the numbers, I then placed them around the clock to make sure I had done this right-

After I decided I hadn't made a huge mistake, I used modpodge and placed all the numbers down.

I highly recommend placing all the numbers BEFORE gluing ANYTHING.  Once everything had dried (this morning) I added my hands, set the time, and put everything back together.  

I think the clock parts were $5 and the paper was .50 or something, and I had everything else on hand.  I'm going to work on the frame a little bit more and maybe tone down the white a bit...and paint the hands brown to match the numbers.  


p.s. I'm linking up to:

The Trendy Treehouse

Life in the Pitts

Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden




  1. okay you're too crafty, I can't hope to keep up! ha ha I can barely keep everybody in clean underwear over here ;)

    as to the countertops, if you build them yourself (or just tile right over the formica) it is absolutely the cheapest way to get new countertops for no money. Even replacing laminate costs a ridiculous sum, and if you can find the right amount of tiles on Craigslist or Habitat for Humanity's restores, you could do it for next to nothing.

  2. Great clock - it's just adorable. I love your font choice for the numbers, it just makes it all come together perfectly!

  3. I love it! I'm going to have to hunt down an ugly clock and reface it with scrapbook paper the way you did.
    I've been hopping around blogville marvelling at all the talented crafters out there. I hear so much about Modge Podge that I think I'd better get me some, LOL!

  4. What a fun remake--love that instead of going out and buying something new, you created something new, Thanks for linking up!

  5. I have that paper!! And this is beautiful. I am definitely going to be doing this.

    Thank you for linking to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts!

  6. That clock looks terrific. I have a lot of clocks in my house. I don't know why I am drawn to them.

  7. Hi Jess,
    That turned out great. I love the mix of paper you used!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day at My Backyard Eden!

  8. This is such a cute idea I really like it! Good job

  9. cool clock! You did a great job.
    Thanks for some great inspiration.

  10. i love all the clock redos floating around lately! so fun!

  11. I just love this clock. I have featured your neat clock on my blog. If you like,come by and grab my featured button at Veronica's Korner.


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