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Friday, April 22, 2011
Hello my fellow blog stalkers and welcome to 
THE HOME DECOR BLOG HOP
This hop is being hosted by the Fabulous Faith from 
If you have arrived here from Tiara's blog you are headed in the right direction. If you just happened to be visiting and would like to hop from the beginning head on over to Faith's blog.

Faith and her children recently moved into their own place and she's been busy, busy, busy making her house a home. She had the fabulous idea for this hop. Not only to inspire her and give her some home decor ideas but to inspire the rest of us as well.

I love to make & create things to decorate my home. It's very satisfying to me to see something I worked hard on and created myself displayed in my home.
For this hop I created an altered clock. I had seen an altered clock on a blog several months ago and I knew I wanted to give it a try someday. Well, this is someday.
Here's how it turned out.
I totally LOVE how this turned out. 
Not sure if you can tell in this pic but the numbers are ever so slightly misaligned BUT you can still tell the time. LOL

Here are a few more close-ups. 
Loving the colors.
  I got this paper on clearance from Michael's 7/$1
 I made the 12, 3, 6 & 9 a little fancier.
I took these photos without the plastic face cover to avoid any annoying glare. 

Here are the directions...it really is super simple. 
1) I purchased an inexpensive ($4) clock from Dollar General. I chose the clock based on the color of the frame and the hands. (The face was a picture of the Last Supper. LOL)
2) Remove the plastic face cover. There are usually little tabs that can be released from the back of the clock to make this very easy. 
3) CAREFULLY pull off the second, minute & hour hand. It may be a little tough but slow & steady they will come off. 
4) Measure the inside circle of the clock. This one measured 8 3/4". I cut the background using the circle on George & Basic shapes.
5) Find the center of the circle and punch a hole (I used my Crop A Dial) for the stem that the hands go on. Then using a little ATG I adhered that circle to the face of the clock.
6) Next, I cut all the numbers from Plantin Schoolbook. I chose to make the 12, 3, 6 & 9 slightly larger than the other numbers. 
I then glued them to circles in  coordinating colors.
7) To give it that extra pop I inked all the edges of the circles. 
8) I carefully glued all the numbers to the face of the clock beginning with the 12, 3, 6 & 9 and then fitting in the remaining numbers. 
9) Place the hands back on the stem and replace the plastic face cover. 
And there you have it, an altered clock that you can create yourself to match any decor. Wouldn't an altered clock like this be great in a kid's room or a baby's room?

I hope you are enjoying all the fabulous home decor projects in this hop. Your next stop is Chris's blog.

Start Decorating & Keep Kreating, 
Erin

30 comments:

Gill McCall said...

such a fabby idea - ill have to make a fairy one for myself!

Linda Dale said...

Wonderful idea, I see a clock in my future for my kitchen theme. Thanks for the inspiration.

Mrs. Swandog said...

I love your clock...too cool...I also love that you purchased your base from the dollar store..another creative and innovative idea!

Vicki said...

so cool! what a great idea to turn any plain old clock into the perfect match for your home - love it!

Cricut Design Chicks SWARM said...

LOVE this clock. I messed up the first one I tried.. BUT perhaps i will try again!!
new follower!! will be back
parkernana5@cox.net
http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com

Misty said...

LOVE it! I have made a couple of these myself & they are fun to do.
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Bonita Rose said...

your clock is perfect!

Trisha said...

Nice job on the clock. I would love to have it. TFS and I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Brenda said...

Love, love, love it. Gonna run out and buy a clock. Wonderful idea

IRUNINCIRCLES said...

What a great idea! That reminds me that I don't yet have a clock for the living room....hmmmmmm LOL!
Shannon_Corbin@live.com

Jenn Roseman said...

Beautiful!!! It is a wonderful idea!!!

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Erin--how fun! I like how you cut the scallops for 3, 6, 9, 12 diff from the other numbers. How it ticking?
Nice to be hosting with you.
http://www.KristasPaperCafe.com

Erin Wooden-Nagy Independent Crafter said...

With all the digital clocks around the house, I have never hung one anywhere in the house, but I just might have to follow your inspirations and make one of my own! TFS

Michelle said...

Erin this is a great idea.... you gave me the idea to possibly go open up the plain blck clock I have hanging up in my kitchen right now to see if I could do something like this... so cool. Thanks for the idea.
Thanks for the chance to win too
Michelle
mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com
I would love it if you would also visit my blog too
http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com

JennyKozar said...

Great clock!

I wanted to let you know that you won my giveaway from the 28 candle blog hop. I need you to email me your details so that I can get your prize out to you.

Jenny
http://kozfam5.blogspot.com

silvia said...

Great clock!!

BunnyFreak said...

Great altered clock. I keep thinking I should try this.

anitaandbugs said...

This is such a great idea. thanks for being so creative!!
Anita

Sherrie K. said...

Very nice! I really gotta try making one of these. Love it! TFS!
Sherrie K

VinDeeLoo said...

Very neat.

VinDeeLoo
www.vindeeloosthisnthat.blogspot.com
vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

lovescrapreflect said...

cool clock love this calebwmartin@yahoo.com

joydee1963 said...

Such a cool clock, joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

faithfulecreations said...

INCREDIBLE!!!!!! I just LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE it. I mean really this is AWESOME. I have two clocks in my house that will totally be getting a facelift now! Thanks so much for hopping with me!

Stephanie said...

AWESOME!!! Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

ScrappinAnn said...

That clock is great. I want to make these too, just never get around to it. After this blog hop I will be on project overload as I love everything everyone has done!
Thanks for sharing.
Glad you were on the hop so I could find out about Cristina's too! LOL
I am a follower.
Ann
ScrappinAnn at gmail dot com
www.annlenth.blogspot.com

iluvkatie74 said...

Wow! The clock turned out great.

Ola said...

very cool clock... love it!

Thanks so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

A Scrap Above said...

Hi Erin

Gurl, I love your altered clock!
Already a follower of your blog
TFS
Bonnie
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove at aol dot com

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Nice looking clock, i will be looking for one to customize to my liking.
Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Anniebee said...

Wow! This is really cool-looking! I didn't know those inexpensive clocks could be taken apart like this! I'll be trying this one for sure! Thanks for the inspiration.

Anniebee
anniebeescraftroom dot gmail dot com

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