Friday, July 25, 2008

Just for FUN...clock design

Not too much going on in my little world this Friday, and I didn't have time to find any good "flashback" pictures for today. So...I thought I'd share some pictures of a custom clock I designed.

This project was for a local arts & crafts festival. The year's theme was "Time of your Life," so individuals were invited to create clocks. When you signed up, you were given a kit that included: 18" square of rough, plain 'ol plywood, a clock mechanism, clock hands and numbers. You could do anything you wanted with your kit.

I started with a trip to Michael's! I love pink, brown and white I was on the hunt for the perfect paper to cover my plywood with and of course some ribbons and other embellishments.

I covered the plywood with a pink and brown floral paper, then used an empty white picture frame for the center where the clock face would be, and tied coordinating ribbons all around it. Inside the frame I used a bronze metallic finish paper. On the edges of the clock, I used a pink and brown polka dot ribbon to cover up the plywood.

There you have it! A custom clock in a couple of hours....

They auctioned the clocks off at the festival as part of a fundraiser. Mine went to a sweet little girl. I wonder if she still has it?

If you've got a space at home that needs the perfect custom clock, I hope I've inspired you to try to make one of your own!


  1. You're sooo creative! And that seems to be something that maybe I could even do!!

  2. That is so neat! Found your blog thru Alicia..I love it and enjoy reading it. Love all the neat things that you do. In fact, I think you are working on some stuff for our 4-H club(Floral). Can't wait to see it, I know it will be great.

  3. This is such a cute idea!

    Thanks so much for the sweet comment on my blog. I just happen to need a graphic designer for a project so I'll be sending you an email :)


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