Saturday, December 4, 2010

Snowflake Clock Whipped Up




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...






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Now... a little off subject. What would you do with inspiration like this???? Check back tomorrow night to see what I did!!





17 comments:

  1. Okay, who says its not "time" for snow? This is great!

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  2. This is darling!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  3. Super cute idea! Love unconventional clocks!
    This fits the bill! FUn!

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  4. Wow~ way to get your Martha on! Very cool idea!

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  5. Creative! I would have never thought to decorate a holiday clock!!! I would be honored to have you add it to my blog party

    Amaze Me Monday Blog Party

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  6. great holiday clock...
    lauren
    just stopped by from cottage instincts.

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  7. Wow, beautifully done! Love that clock! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I LOVE that clock, very unique and pretty! ~Liz

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  9. Well it's certainly unique and quite adorable!
    Brenda

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  10. I love your snowflake clock. How about doing a 12 days til chrismas next year. You would have to leave out the battery and move it manualy. All sorts of possibilities. Merry Christmas.

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  11. Love the clock idea.. I have just the perfect snowflake to carry that out myself. Great idea.

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  12. Your clock is lovely...and your ideas were great! Happy holidays!

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  13. What a great idea! Must add it to my to dos!

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  14. What a cute idea! We would love for you to share at Fancy This Fridays at Truly Lovely! http://trulylovelywiththelaneysisters.blogspot.com/

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  15. Very unique! Thank you for linking up to "Amaze Me Monday" blog party. Hope to see you next week!

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