Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Scrap Paper Clock Tutorial

I started with my color inspiration. These are the colors of my kitchen...
 So I found some scrapbook paper in my stash that coordinated.

 I tore them into random pieces...
 and distressed the edges with stamps.
I bought this at the thrift store for $2.
In it's former life, it was a lazy susan that used to reside in the middle of someone's kitchen table.
I cleaned it, painted it, and removed the outside ring. I also drilled a hole in the center.
Using Mod Podge, I glued each piece down individually (paying close attention to smooth out bubbles). No rhyme or reason.
Once my clock was covered, I lightly sealed the whole thing in Mod Podge.
 I glued the outer ring back on. If you don't have one, I bet you could cut one out of posterboard and decopage that on, too.
I bought these numbers, painted them black, then lightly sanded the edges.
Then I glued them down starting with 12 and 6, then did 9 and 3.
I used these pencils to help me position them, then I eyeballed the rest. 
 
Ready for the clock gears!
 This is what they look like. I paid about $6.00 for this gear set.
It's easy to put together (they come with instructions).
There you have it--my customized clock!
 I set it on an easel. I just love checking the time now!

1 comment:

Marcie said...

Amy you are so darn talented. You need to come add this to my linky party.
http://www.igottatrythat.com/p/blog-hop-linky-colde.html
Marcie