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« on: February 22, 2009 03:04:06 PM »

After making my sister's boyfriend a clock for Christmas, I really wanted to make myself one for my night table.  After months of threatening to, this is what I came up with.

This is the first thing I see when I wake up.  You know, other than a hungry kitten asking if it's playtime yet.

Excuse my messy room!


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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2009 03:11:40 PM »

I love it! What'd you use for the frame?
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2009 03:12:11 PM »

ohhhhh!!! i love this! however did you go about doing this?

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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2009 03:18:57 PM »

really cute idea! I've been making a bunch of frames up and this is a really funky, fresh idea!

« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2009 03:20:28 PM »

Thanks guys!  

Shtinky Puddin:  It's just one of those blank wooden frames that you can get at Michael's.  Truth be told, you could use just about any wide frame for something like this though.

ALI-MAE:  It's pretty simple.  You can get the clock parts at Michael's or if you're really adventurous, you can just get a working normal clock and dismantle it.  I painted the frame hot pink first and then blocked off the area for the 12, 3, 6 and 9 before spray painting the whole thing black.  After that, I put on scrapbooking stickers for the numbers and the background was a printed felt I had lying around.

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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2009 03:23:39 PM »

Thanks Kaiasmommy.  Frames are definitely addictive.  I tend to go overboard on the ones I play with and then I run out of pictures to put in them.   Cheesy

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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2009 03:48:25 PM »

This is pretty cool.  I love messing with clocks, it's usually like instant gratification.

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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2009 05:21:14 PM »

looks great!
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2009 05:02:08 AM »

This is well cute. I wish I could find somewhere to buy clock parts - we don't have shops selling them here! I keep meaning to hunt the internet for some but haven't got round to it yet.

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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2009 01:33:37 PM »

Thanks guys!  This is definitely an instant gratification kind of project which is why making them can be kind of addictive.

Persephone Hazard:  It might be possible for you to make yourself a clock by dismantling an existing one.  If you're feeling adventurous, head down to your nearest thrift store and find one that you like the arms of.  You're going to want the kind that takes batteries and hangs on the wall because they should be easiest to take apart.  If you don't like the face, that's fine.  It can be painted or replaced. 

I've taken apart a clock for gears and other parts before so I'm going to go out on a limb and say that you should be okay doing this if you be careful when you're taking it apart.  All you really want to do is really take the clock face out and take off the hands.  Everything else can pretty much stay as is and then when you're done making it, all you have to do is put the face and the hands back on.

Hope this helps!

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