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Topic: Rockin' Record Clocks (Gift Approved)  (Read 2193 times)
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« on: December 17, 2005 01:46:54 PM »

     These things make perfect gifts because not only are they cheap and easy to make, but they can be customized to the very person your are giving it to.  All you need is a record (any size), clock movements (usually $6-$10), gems/rhinestones, glue, and a stand ($1-3$) to sit them on if you do not want to hang them.  Start by gluing on the gems in any fashion you like - these will represent your numbers so make certain you measure out the placement or spacing between each number, or your time will be off.  To glue on my gems I used a scrapbooking glue marker so I could write out the numbers first and then place the gems on top. Now glue the clock movement to the back of the record using a hot glue gun.   Because I used  a 45 record I had to cover up the larger hole with metallic green paper so the clock movement would not show, but you do not have to do this with a normal record.  Add the clock hands to the movement as directed on the package of the movement you bought.  Place the newly assembled clock on the stand and wha-lah, AWESOMENESS!

This one is without clock-hands at the moment, a work in progress if you will.  I decided to glue the album cover to the back of the record.
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2005 02:12:02 PM »

that's a neat idea...looks really cute with the rhinestones
great job!

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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2005 07:48:10 AM »

I find that the clock kits are more expensive then clocks themselves....What I do is go to a second hand store, or walmart and I look for really cheap clocks and take them apart to make my record clocks.  You can usually find clocks for $1 or $2....

« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2005 07:09:31 PM »

I just finished my first record clock as a gift for my best friend. Only I decoupaged bottle caps for numbers and I didn't like the label on the record so I put a CD in the center. I just bought the clock part at the dollar store because it was cheaper to rip on apart than to buy one of the little kits. I think it turned out really well and she loved it!

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