DIY WOODEN CLOCK FRAME

DIY WOODEN CLOCK FRAME

DIY WOODEN CLOCK FRAME

 

About 2 years ago, I was going to throw away an old IKEA clock which looked as though it had seen better days but something made me pause and look at the clock a bit more intently. I felt as though I might be able to give it a new lease of life someday, so I decided to keep it. A couple of weeks ago I was rummaging through a cupboard in my study and I stumbled upon the old clock. I instantly knew it was the right time to upcycle it and after a quick internet search for inspiration, I decided to embellish my clock frame with wood. I love the look of unfinished wood on decorative items – there’s something very earthy about it that I find so homey and comforting.

I bought some wooden slices in 2 different sizes from Amazon, then all I did was stick the wooden slices onto the frame of the clock. Within minutes I had a piece that looked as though I’d bought it from John Lewis. And guess what? You can do it too! Please don’t ever make the mistake of saying that you’re not creative or that you can’t make stuff; these types of statements with shut off your creativity and demoralise you. Your subconscious mind will believe whatever you tell it so feed it positive statements. I actually profess out loud to myself, “I am creative”, several times a week and especially when I feel as though I’m out of ideas. The cool thing is that when I make these positive statements my creative juices flow even stronger. I believe that anyone can be creative with a little bit of ‘know how’ and a lot of patience. So I challenge you to stop saying that you are not creative! Select a project that interests you and give it ago. And please, please, please, start saying that you are creative and watch what happens.

I chose to use a clock for my project but you can use photo frames, mirrors, table runners, placemats or even trays (see below for instructions and shopping links). I love my DIY wooden clock frame so much that I will probably start sticking bits of wood all around my house!



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DIY Wooden Clock Frame

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. You will need:
– A clock
– A glue gun
– Wooden slices in 2 different sizes ( I used 1.5 – 3 cm and 4 – 5 cm slices)
– An old pair of tights that you don’t mind parting with and a pair of scissors

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2. Since I wanted a darker colour for the frame of my clock and was too lazy to paint it, I stretched a pair of tights over the clock. But omit this step if you are happy the colour of your clock frame.

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3. Tie the ‘legs’ of the tights in a knot at the back of the clock. This helped to keep the tension even as I worked on the clock face.

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4. Secure the tights to the frame of the clock using little dots of glue.

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5. Stick the larger wooden slices all around the clock face before adding the smaller slices.

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6. Cover the entire frame with as many layers of wooden slices as you wish. I wanted the finished product to look a bit rustic so I layered my slices haphazardly.

DIY wooden clock frame
7. Once you have covered the entire frame, turn the clock over and make a small cut into the tights near the knot. Then use a glue gun to secure the free edge of the cut tights onto the clock frame.

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8. Continue to gradually cut small sections of the tights and stick it to the frame until the back of the clock is completely free. That’s literally it! You should now have a piece of art that you can proudly show off.

DIY wooden clock frame

DIY wooden clock frame

 

DIY wooden clock frame

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