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« on: September 01, 2009 12:02:57 PM »

I am always so excited when the Dollar store challenge comes around!

I am currently in the process of re-organizing my craft area and since my craft area shares space with my bedroom I wanted a more restful and coordinated craft area that would be Martha Stewart worthy, I set out looking for inexpensive,  free  and attractive storage ideas and the dollar store challenge fit the bill.

There are four projects shown But My entry is the first one The craftroom storage clock




craftroom clock organizer up close



for the clock organizer I used:



1 stove burner cover
4 pkg bridal favor tins
2 pkg picture frame magnets


craft supplies:
paint
rubber stamp
glue (E6000)
an old clock on its way to the Goodwill

cost $8.00

craftroom clock organizer in progress:

the plastic window on some of the tins were not attached so before gluing them in place I used the lid as pattern for the magnets that went on the back of the tins I used E6000 to attach the magnet cut from the magnetic frames onto the back of the tins



Using my computer and Illustrator  I printed out the numbers 1 thru 12 in a font I liked inside a circle that was the size of the lid
I then taped the numbers to the inside of the lids using double stick paint and painted the numbers using acrylic paint. It took three coats to get the coverage I was looking for, I then sealed the lids with a clear varnish in order to prevent the numbers from scratching off.

Alternately You could use rub on number, stickers etc, I used paint to keep the cost minimal and to avoid adding to my craft stash, after all I am trying to tame my
craft clutter



I then drilled a hole about 1/4" in the center of the burner to accommodate the clock I used (sorry I forgot to take pictures of the clock during the last half of my progress) Using a semi-gloss black spray paint I spray the burner cover once the burner cover had the coverage I liked and was dry I used a rubber stamp to stamp the design around the center, I used the stamp I did to make twelve o'clock, three, six, and nine. since this clock doubles as storage I wanted to make sure once the tins were removed and put back I would still be able to tell the time.I then attached the clock guts and placed the tins around the edges in the appropriate order. I decided the numbers didn't stand out as much as I like so I painted inside the tins with a lovely pink paint, and there you have it a multifunction craftroom clock that doubles as storage, Attractive and functional

the rest of my Dollar store craft room makeover can be found here:


http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=319568.0

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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2009 12:19:54 PM »

That is so incredibly clever! Great idea and execution.
But where's here? (There isn't a link there!  Smiley)
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2009 12:26:39 PM »

i agree with dragonflywer, clever indeed! it will be fun to fill with bits and bobbles i bet too.
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2009 01:04:45 PM »

That is so incredibly clever! Great idea and execution.
But where's here? (There isn't a link there!  Smiley)

here is here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=319568.0

I was creating that post while you were reading
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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2009 05:21:27 PM »

That's freakin' brilliant. I have some of those tins but I haven't made anything with them yet! Smiley Love your clock.
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2009 05:38:53 PM »

Ooh very nice! I recently 'created' my craft room so I'd love to steal your decorating ideas!
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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2009 06:21:30 PM »

I want one!
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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2009 09:55:50 PM »

What a clever id of reminds me of those magnetic tins people use for spices in their kitchen. I bet you could do the same thing! For your kitchen I mean. Great job!!
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2009 07:11:47 AM »

What a clever id of reminds me of those magnetic tins people use for spices in their kitchen. I bet you could do the same thing! For your kitchen I mean. Great job!!

I would not use those tins for spices, they are not stainless steel and a couple of them started to rust in spot so I doubt they are food safe
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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2009 10:33:29 AM »

very creative!
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