I told you on Monday that I wanted to do something with our old kitchen clock – here’s the result. You can see how it looked before here.
I took it completely apart and only kept the clockwork and the clock hands.
- cardbord from a packet
- wrapping paper
- Modpodge and brushes to apply it
- foam rubber
- lacquer pen
- set square
- First I used the compass to draw a circle onto the cardboard in the size I wanted the finished clock to be and cut it with the cutter.
- Than I glued some wrapping paper onto the cardboard and cut around the circle, leaving enough paper overhanging.
- Next, I cut into the overhanging paper, the cuts going towards the cardboard circle and ending a tiny bit away from the circle’s edge.
- Then I folded the overhanging paper stripes over the edge and glued them onto the cardboard. I folded the paper really tight to avoid getting little corners along the circle.Here’s how the nice side looked after I glued all stripes:
- Afterwards I covered the whole circle with a layer of Modpodge.
- Next I drew the numbers onto foam rubber. I drew them freehand, but you could use a stencil, too. Then I cut the numbers.
- I added some white lines inside the numbers using a lacquer pen. I like that it’s looking like I used crayon.
- I first measured the exact positions of the numbers on the back of the clock face using a set square and transferred them to the front, using light pencil marks. I also drew a light circle onto the front to mark how far inside the numbers should sit.
- Finally, I glued on the numbers, punched a hole in the middle of the clock face and attached the clockwork and the handles and added a hole to hang the clock.
I had a lot more ideas, but I had to keep the clock as light as possible, since the house I live in is quite old and the walls don’t hold nails very well. Perhaps one day I’ll make another one, until then this will do.
Thanks for reading and have a great day!