I have been working like mad to get ready for next weekend’s launch party and I thought you might like to see one of my latest projects. If you don’t already know, you can make a clock out of just about anything.
I made this clock out of an old cheese box and some scrap leather.
HOW TO MAKE A SIMPLE CLOCK
- Repurposed clock face (this can be anything you drill and hammer through)
- leather scraps (You can find some HERE or use something you already have on hand.)
- tack nails
- clock mechanism
- drill and bit
This is the lovely thing that I found at an auction this summer. It’s definitely not my style!
So I sanded the heck out of of the lid to get the flowers off. Some of the paint was still showing, but I like how it adds a little character.
I got some scrap leather and clock mechanism from the craft store and some tiny wire tack nails for the hardware store.
I measured the center of the circle and drilled a hole for the clock mechanism. You will have to figure out how big of a hole, depending on what you buy.
TIP: Make sure you know the depth of wood or material you are using because you will need that to decide how long the clock mechanism will need to be.
To make the Roman Numerals, I cut the leather into equal strips, formed the numerals and then attached them with the tack nails.
You can either guesstimate or measure to place the numerals, but you just want to make sure they are all the same distance apart.
Finally, follow the directions on the clock packaging and add the “hands”.
For more simple projects like this you can check out my DIY or CRAFTS section.
i love how it turned out. lots of character for a clock
I love this! So rustic. Very neat idea. Thanks for sharing. I’m a new blogger – nice to meet you!
I love this! You did a fabulous job!