I posted this clock in my Favorite Things post. Now take a close look again...do you see a difference?
I had thrown the clock together quite quickly for the other post but today I decided I just wasn't completely happy with it. It's still a bit thrown together but has a better overall appearance now.
It all started when I spied in a store window a snowflake ornament that had 12 points on the snowflake. I had vowed to not buy ANY new decorations this year...oops. The snowflake was $10, with 20 percent off that. I bought 2.
I knew I wanted to make a snowflake clock for my mantel but this was much easier than trying to cut a snowflake out of anything, and it already had a hole in the center. I took apart a clearance rack clock that's been sitting around waiting for a facelift. It was easier than I thought cause all you have to do is unscrew the little gold nut from the stem of the clock (and take off the hands).
I didn't want to bother cutting a wood piece to fill the hole in the snowflake to the necessary size for the clock part so I just layered pieces of carboard from a pop box till I had the right thickness. Cut a hole in the center for the clock part to go through.
Then I layered a circle from a diet Coke box (cause it was a silver color), a piece of black and white checkered scrapbook paper, and a circle cut from a gift bag that was similar to vellum paper. I spray adhesived those three layers together, cut a hole in the center, and put the clock pieces back together.
I had taped the back of the clock part in place while I worked on it.
Not a fancy pro job on this but it will hold together until after the holidays when I'm ready to reinvent the clock again. Here's a peek at my mantel...the fireplace and mantel are almost ready for Show and Tell...
Now... a little off subject. What would you do with inspiration like this???? Check back tomorrow night to see what I did!!