Mar 29, 2011

Small Rustic Clock

Well I am back, we have internet again, I felt so lost without it. 
Thank you all for sticking with me during the last crazy two weeks. 
Can I just tell you how exhausted I am? 
Moving is way tiring! 

But anyway, I have not done a craft in a while and I feel bad. Here is one I made a few weeks ago. 

I made this clock for my mama for her birthday that was three weeks ago. I brought it to her when we visited her in New Mexico a week and a half ago. I think it turned out pretty cute. 

I got a make your own clock kit at the craft store, I used a 50 % off coupon so it was pretty cheap with that. 
This is the box the kit came in. 
I wish I could say it was really easy to do, but this was the biggest pain in the butt project ever! 
The painting part was pretty straight forward and that is the fun part, where you get to be creative, but this kit was extremely difficult to put together. The pieces didn't fit together quite right, which if the pieces do not fit perfectly against eachother, it won't keep time. There was kind of a gap between the hands which was the problem so I eventually was able to find a tiny washer at Home Depot, and put that in the gap, so it kept time, but I still had to kind of play around with it forever to make it work. 
I want to make one for myself now, but I will not be buying this same kit. 

This is what the main wood piece looked like before I painted most of it. I painted the front brown. 
I then got some scrap paper and outlined the shape of the inside of the wood, then traced it on the back on the back of some cute cardstock and then cut that out (the brown paper is the back of the cardstock that I used, the rustic red paper with the circle things)

Next I mod- podged the cardstock on the wood. 
I then cut out some white paper and then covered it in brown ink. 
I mod-podged that onto the smaller square and then cut out the picture and put that on the paper. 
Then I put modpodge all over everything, including the picture. 
Let it dry for a bit. 
Then I glued the numbers on that the kit came with. 

Next came the hard part of putting the hands on and all that jazz. I was so frusterated by the end of it all, but it eventually did work. I hope it still is, pain in the butt gears! 

Here is what it looks like all finished.

Oh and then I thought it looked kinda plain so I put a bow on it. 
I wasn't so sure if I really liked the bow afterwards, but I had superglued it on (don't know why) so it was on there for good. 

My mom likes rustic stuff, so I chose a rustic barn red color for the paper. I like the paper I chose, it is totally her. 

My mom and dad are in the picture. My sister-in-law, Sam Pierson, took the pictures of them and the rest of my family and I last year (she is an amazing photographer.)

In case you can't really see, here is my parents in a larger photo. 
Aww, aren't they cute
Dang! Don't they totally look way young? No one can believe they have a daughter that is 21 (me). 
But my mom is 20 years older than me and my dad 21 years older than me. 
Happy 42nd birthday mom. 
She is going to KILL me now for saying how old she is. 

I can't resist, here is all of us, lil bro and sis included. 


Kathy@DandelionsandDustBunnies said...

I love how it turned out even if it was hard to put together. The end result totally worth it. Great photos too. I like the bow you added too.

Valerie@Occasionally Crafty said...

Great clock! It really turned out great. And i love your family pics- sweet.

Thanks for sharing
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April said...

Looks great!!

Jori said...

LOVE the clock!! I am going to have to make one. Thank you for commenting on my polka dot table!! I am your newest follower. :)