Monday, 17 March 2008

It's a clock

I had a rather crafty weekend, and even got to (nearly) finish everything I started, which is great. There's nothing worse than the project that is started - with enthusiasm and the best of intentions - only to find you've run out of time near the end. And then the project sits, unfinished, until there's time to look at it again, and that can sometimes take months.

Anyway, a friend and I decided to go to Spotlight on Saturday and pick up some fabric, just in case we felt like making something. While wandering the many many aisles just looking at stuff, we discovered clock parts - hands, motors, numbers etc. This sparked an idea that we had discussed previously - "We can make clocks!" And so we did.

They're pretty simple to make (although we managed to stretch it out over hours) and rather fun. I bought some wooden numbers which I then painted white, but I ended up leaving them off mine as they seemed a bit big and clumsy.

Anyway, here's how mine turned out.

The clock hands were originally gold (ick) so I painted the big and little hand with a glossy white enamel, and painted the second hand red.

And the best big - it actually works! Quite a fun project for a 40-ish degree day.


  1. This is particularly rad. Is the face covered in paper or fabric?

  2. It's paper, but am thinking I wanna try fabric next, if I can get it to wrap around a circle without looking too dodgy on the edges...

  3. Hmm, I think you could do it with fabric if you 'mod podge' it all over the top, then the edges don't fray. (I've recently learnt that Mod Podge is just watered-down PVA glue...) I'm pretty sure it would work... ah, but just don't quote me on that! :)

  4. sounds rad indeed! i think this is totally do-able. thanks for posting this. gonna try it today!


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