Wednesday, August 31, 2016

DIY Flower Painted Clock

You guys, it is the last day of August!! SAY WHAT?! 
Is it really just me or has this year flown? How is it already September? How is it going to be fall? How is it that we only are a few months out from the crazy holiday season beginning and Christmas? 
 Totally crazy to me! 

Miss P starts pre-k tomorrow, AHHHH, so we've been in school prep mode in our house but that hasn't stopped me from squeezing in another project for this month's Craft with Me post. 
 I wanted a clock in our kitchen above the door. I bought one but it didn't fit the small space so I decided to make one. 


 You can make many different versions of clocks and use many different items but here is how I created mine.


Supplies:
-Base for clock
-Clock mechanism
-Clock numbers
-Paint
-Paint Brushes
-Mod Podge


I began by painting the base of my clock with a coat of paint. Once it was dry, I gave it a slight sanding since paint draws up the grain of bare wood, then I gave it a second coat of paint.

 I quickly painted a flower in the center of the clock to match the vintage plates and the new valences in the kitchen and let it dry.

Here is a video I shot of myself painting the flower.




Once it was dry, I gave it a coat of Mod Podge. 
I then took a ruler and marked off- 12, 3, 6, and 9.
I also then marked the center of each of the spaces between them so I could evenly space the other two number between.

I did a dry fit of all the numbers then using some glue, I glued them in place.

Then it was time to install the clock mechanism. 
The hands of the clock that I bought were actually brass but I wanted them black instead. I just took some chalk paint and used it like a primer and then painted them with black acrylic paint on top.

I hung it up above the doorway and it fit there nicely! 

It brings a little pop to the area above the door and you can read the clock pretty well at a quick glance.


There you have it! 
Clocks are easy and you should make one if you haven't yet! 

You can create a clock out of some many things. 
You can decorate them in many ways. Put scrapbook paper on it, paint it in a geometric pattern, use a stencil to paint it, whatever.
You could even paint on the numbers yourself or use vinyl numbers instead of buying the number kit. 

Have you ever made a clock?
If you have, I'd love to see it!




allison

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