Saturday, April 21, 2012

Leslie Rahye's Earth Day Blog Hop - Star Wars wall clock!

 Happy Earth Day! And welcome to another blog hop hosted by Leslie Rahye!
We were asked to create a project through means of recycle or up-cycle as I like to call it.
Here I re-vamped a old bathroom wall clock for for my sons room. He is a huge Star Wars fan, so this clock blended perfectly with his room decor.
 To get started, you'll need a working wall clock, thin paper, (I used some leftover Clone Wars wrapping paper), a foam brush  Royal Coat Decoupage, red Dew Drops,  strong adhesive, a upside down bowl, and a surface for working on, (I used the inside of a cereal box).
 If your clock is dusty, wipe it down, don't worry about any nicks or rust stains. These will soon be covered up.
 Cut your pieces of paper to be larger than the side of the clock you'll be covering. You'll want them to over hang as you see here. Coat the outside of the clock with the decoupage, place your paper and then add some more decoupage on top.If some decoupage gets onto your clocks face, simple wipe it off with a damp cloth. Use your over turned bowl to prop up your clock as you work. If you have a lazy susan, even better. Then you can rotate it as you work.
 Once you have covered the outside surface, smoothing out any wrinkles with your fingers, let dry completely before this next step.
Here, you will want to apply the decoupage with the foam brush to the flaps of paper and them fold them down to secure them.
 Flip the clock over onto the bowl and add one more coat of the decoupage as a sealer. Let dry completely before adding the dew drops.
With your favorite strong adhesive, (I used Tom-bo) , apply a line of glue around the face of the clock, but not on the glass. Place all your dew drops. Let cure  a couple of hours, until the glue dries clear, before hanging up on the wall.
 Did you like that? If you did, please let me know here. I'm giving away these Stampendous clear stamps to one lucky reader. I will pick a winner sometime on Tuesday May 1st, 2012. 
Please make it easy for me to reach you in case you are picked.
Thanks for coming by, now please hop along to the rest of the designers. All of them have amazing Earth Day crafts and all of them have giveaways too! :)



34 comments:

Gina said...

Cool redo on the clock! *checks for light sabres to use as clock hands* lol.

Kitty G said...

Note to self - scour yard sales for clocks. I can see Xmas presents for my nieces and nephews. Thank you for sharing

Lyneen said...

WOW GREAT CLOCK MAKE OVER!!! I am sure your son will love it! TFS!

Crystal said...

Awesome.....!!! Love it!!!

KathyJo said...

Wonderful! I see the clock in my classroom getting a facelift. Now to decide what papers to use. Thanks for the great step by step!
KathyJo
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http://skrappindiva.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

Such a cute idea!! And I love how you are make crafty for a boy! It usually turns frilly, but this is perfect!

missstamper said...

Awesome clock!

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Kiki Halbert said...

Great idea for an older clock!

Amanda said...

AWESOME Clock! That would be prefect in the Booga's Room :D

Molossus said...

Awesome project!

Jessica said...

Love this clock..glad I was directed here (although I think it was from a different hop from the Robin's Nest)...Nonetheless...the decoupage work is fantastic and the end result is fabulous!
Happy to be hopping and I became a new follower, too.
:O)
Jessica S
Jessica's Craft Shaque
http://jessicascraftshaque(blogspot)
strgazrblueyes22477{yahoo}

Edie said...

So great! This is going to save me so much money. I won't have to buy a new clock every time my son's taste changes :)

~ Grace ~ said...

Michelle! Love your earth day project!

Morninglass said...

What a cool make-over for a tired looking clock! Your son is a lucky boy!

Christine said...

What a great idea. A fun way to recycle and old clock and keep some comics out of our landfill. Just in case I am lucky enough to win your blog prize her is my email

christine_telega@yahoo.ca

Cari said...

Clever idea! thanks for sharing.
craboin at chartermi.net

Jewels said...

Wow...love this! I may have to use your idea someday! Thanks for sharing!

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Dawn, RI said...

Great upcycle. My grandsom would love this.
DawnRI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

Janis said...

I love this! I would have never thought to decorate a clock. The papers you chose are perfect. GREAT job. Love your progress pictures too. :) Janis craftyjanis at live dot com

Fabrizio Martellucci said...

Amazing clock and how you've upcycled is simply genius ! XFab

Vidette said...

Awesome way to upcycle a clock. I'm sure he loved it.

Sandie Edwards said...

Now this is wonderful, what a wonderful way to re-vamp a piece for the house.... I must remember this as could make for very wonderful, personal, unique gifts!

Regena said...

great job! now if it was only star TREK. ;-)

Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

Love your clock transformation! If I saw this without the how-to above...I would think you bought it that way! The dew drops perfectly accent the edge of the clock face. So clever!!! I bet your son just adores it! Happy Earth Day : )

Barbara Rankin said...

Love the way you redecorated the clock. Great idea for creating art.

Dolores Raml said...

Great work in transforming your clock and its so perfect for your son's room. Can't wait to give that a try on a clock that I've had and have grown tired of. Thanks for sharing the instructions on how to do it.

craftyd3@yahoo.com

silvia said...

Fabulous clock!! LOVE the Star Wars wrapping paper you used :)

Silvia
sillyscrap at aol dot com

Wendy said...

Very cute Michelle! My Dylan would love it too - lol.

Jess B. said...

wonderful idea. I have an old clock somewhere in my garage. TFs

Lori said...

great idea for a personalized gift

Quiltingranny said...

Love it and this is something I can do! Love Decoupage and how you revamped and recycled this clock.
http://quiltingranny.blogspot.com

Divinity said...

i love spicing up the old to give it a complete new look! great job with the clock :)

Divinity said...

i love spicing up the old to give it a complete new look! great job with the clock :)

Bethany Becker said...

Love the clock

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