Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Clock project...It's about time!

I have been in a re-organizing, 
cleaning mood, 
and I found a plastic clock that we got from an Italian baby's paste.
I never used it, but since I am working on a desk area for myself, I thought a clock would be nice to have.
Here is what 

you need for this project.
I took the clock apart, ripped the paper picture, modpodge on an old newspaper, and painted the plastic hands.

Then I cut a large circle from a piece of cardboard and used stained coffee filters. 
(last year I did a project with used coffee filters, and I kept saving them to use in another project...I knew they would come handy).

The step by step 
folding and gluing process
can be found

This is all put together

For the record
And yes, that is the same clock :)
Cost of this project $0

Stay Frugal,


Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

Wow. Very cool and creative. For New Year's Eve I was looking all over for clocks....too bad I didn't think about doing this to some of the ones I saw at thrift stores! Very cool!

NanaDiana said...

What's the matter? You don't like big bright cows on a clock? lol It turned out GREAT, Dani. I love clocks and have to watch that I don't get too obsessed with them or I would have a "collection" of them- That turned out great-you are a clever girl- xo Diana

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

Soooo creative!


Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love the newspaper face of it and those stained coffee filters...very neat!

Unknown said...

I SHOULD be decluttering and organizing! Wow, what a great clock transformation.

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

What an unbelievable transformation. It looks amazing. Let me know where to send all my cast offs, I would love to see what you do with them :)

Kelly said...

So cute! Now, I didn't guess that you were making a clock. That's a pretty good transformation. I love how neutral it looks now and all the texture from the coffee filters. That is truly thinking outside the box!!

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Okay, that's just too clever! I love the idea of the newsprint on the clock face. I would have never dreamed that's what you were doing with that when you showed it to us the other day.

As for your question about the lightbulbs you left in my comments, they quit making 100 and 75 watt. The 60 and 40 will no longer be produced sometime next year. :(

Stock up!

Revi said...

I agree! Very clever. I'd not thought of using used coffee filters, now I am thinking of it! Hmmm...I'm a saver, and my kids would definitely think I'd gone too far, though.

Sew a Fine Seam said...

Very cool! I love how that turned out!

Sew a Fine Seam said...

You know I'm thinking it was the coffee filter intial that I first found you!

Unknown said...

This is REALLY cool! Kind of shabby but modern too, love it Dani :)

xoxo, Tanya

Cristina Garay said...

I'm loving clocks this days, yours is really cute! I love the look the old newspaper gives to it!

Jodi said...

what a neat redo- stopping by from twelveoheight

Jeanette@Creating a Life Studio said...

So creative! I love NO COST projects :)

Jeanette @ Creating A Life