Cherry Limeade Clock
Make this oversized clock to add a fun statement to your current home décor.
Designed by Kathy Dobson courtesy of DCWV.
- DCWV® Paper Stack, 12"x12" – Cherry Limeade
- Unfinished Wood Frames (5)
- Clockwork Pieces
- Craft Foam – Black
- Craft Paint – Light Ivory
- Foam Brush, 1"
- Recollections™ Adhesive Tape
- Super Strength Glue
- Craft Knife
- Paper Trimmer, 12"
Select five coordinating pieces of paper, two sheets of each for the outside frames and one for the middle, from the Cherry Limeade stack. Remove cardboard insert from all five frames. Put the frames face down on to the paper you would like on each frame. Trace around the inside and outside of the frame using your pencil. Cut out each one, for a total of five paper frames.
Paint the inside and outside edges of each frame with the light ivory craft paint. Once this is dry, adhere each paper frame to the front of each wood frame with adhesive tape.
Using the cardboard inserts from the first step, trace and cut out five squares from coordinating prints for the inside of the frames. Adhere to cardboard inserts and place back inside frame with the print facing out.
Choose the layout of your frames, four for the outside and one for the middle. Punch a hole in the center of the cardstock of the middle frame to designate your center. Turn the frames over and adhere them together with the super strength glue or attach them together with appropriate hardware.
Once the frames are firmly attached, turn the collection of frames back over and put the clock post through the center hole. After this is secured, place a spacer (cardboard or foam core) between the clock post and cardboard front. Adhere into place. Assemble clock face and set aside.
Adhere green paper to white craft foam. Find a template for the numbers “12”,"3”,"6” and “9”. Attach numbers temporarily to foam and cut out around them with a craft knife. Remove templates and adhere numbers to the centers of the four remaining frames.
Change out the size and shape of the wood frames to meet your personal decorating style.
When adhering your frames together, you may consider bolting them together instead of only using glue. This all depends on how thick or heavy they come out to be.