DIY Christmas Series: Picture Clock

Friday, December 19, 2014

Y'all might notice that this DIY Christmas Series post is coming to you a day late! I had a bit of trouble with this DIY and it took me a few "oops! oh crap." moments to finally get this right which left me writing it a day later than planned. But none the less, here is the final DIY Christmas of 2014!

You'll need:
Board to mount your clock (about $10)
Picture/decoration (depending mine was $3)
Clock mechanism and movement hands ( about $10)
Modge Podge (varies)

How to make it:

1. First you'll want to make sure that you have your decoration that will fit your clock face. This is one of the reasons it took me a slight bit longer to get this project done. I originally got an 8x10 picture which was just a little too small for my taste. So I had to re-order a bigger size from Sam's Club.

2. Cut out your decoration so it will fit on the face of your clock. Use a sponge brush to apply a thin layer of Modge Podge to the wood front of your clock. Place the picture or decoration down and press firmly. Let the glue set for a few minutes before trying to assemble the clock.

3. Punch a hole through the picture where you'll need to insert the clock assembly. Insert the center of the assembly through the hole and add the clock hands as according to the directions of the back of the packaging. (Make sure your wood clock face and clock mechanism will work together, i.e. if your board is 3/4 inch, your mechanism works with 3/4 inch)

4. Add desired numbers to the face of the clock. Set the time and wrap this baby up!

Christmas is less than a week away! Have you finished your Christmas shopping?!

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