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« on: April 10, 2004 08:30:53 PM »

I am loving this project. Basically its an old boring (white clock black font) clock that i reconstructed to make into something a little more interesting. The beauty of this project is that you can use any Calendar to complete it!

Calendar Picture
Numbers (i used stickers, you can cut out or draw anything)
Clock Mechanism (I had to break mine to get the original apart, so i got a more 'retro' looking one to go with the picture i was using)-available at all craft stores/ hardware stores.
Mod Podge
Exacto Knife

Step 1: Open up the clock and remove any of the Existing Mechanism. Cut out a Calendar Page to fit the face of the clock

Mod podge the surface so that it is sealed and will not come off of the clock.

Step 2: Find some numbers or pictures to use for the Hours. I got some clear vinyl numbers and placed them right on the picture. I Mod podged over them for consistancy and to make sure they didn't peel off

Step 3: Begin putting the Mechanism together.

Steps 4&5: Put the glass back on and Hang it up. You're DONE!

Stuff to watch out for:
Make sure the piece you get isn't too long for the inside of the clock you are using (if it has a glass cover) Mine was, and i had to use mounting tape to keep it further from the back of the clock

watch the numbers, once mine were stuck, they were stuck for good. Start with the 12, 3, 6, and 9 and work around those.be careful

lastly, Trace out the face FIRST. I made the terrible mistake of cutting it freehand, and you can see where i was a little off near the 3. woops. Smiley all in all an easy as pie project that you could do in an afternoon.

« Last Edit: April 08, 2011 06:01:25 PM by PixieVal - Reason: removed broken image tags » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2004 08:34:26 PM »

That is fabulous!
I love the picture you chose!
It turned out great!
thanks for the tute!

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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2004 10:45:21 PM »

I remembered one more thing to watch out for, the size of the hands. Mine were too long , but some tin snips took care of that. Wink
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2004 01:36:53 AM »

this clock is great!  It's a great idea to reuse old calendars too!.....very cool

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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2004 09:45:50 AM »

That looks awesome! good job.
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2004 10:54:47 PM »

A good source of pictures for making things like this is old record pockets. You can buy some records very cheaply from any thrift shop. I've found heaps of groovyness and quite a few have awsome pics to make into stencils for T-shirts.

« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2004 07:23:19 PM »

yeah record sleeves may even be thick enough that you wouldn't need to put it on an actual clock, you could probably just cut it out and hang it as is with a clock mechanism attached. Smiley that might rule.
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2004 07:29:33 PM »

 He he he, that reminds me of a clock I made for a couple of my lesbian friends' house warming. I used girl on girl porn instead of a calendar though. They absolutely loved it.
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« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2004 07:37:31 PM »

haha that sounds so awesome! i should do another one with girl on girl porn. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2004 04:37:03 PM »

That is so sweet!  You can basically use any picture too!  Nice picture choice, my brother would love it.

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