A few months back, I was thrilled to share a clock makeover that I completed for my sweet daughter’s room. She has been in love with her glittery clock ever since and Luke has been waiting not-so-patiently to have his clock made over too. I finally made time to make my little guy’s clock and today I’m here to share how you can re-create it at home for *cheap!*
Luke is all boy and completely obsessed with sports and our home team, Arizona State University. When I say he’s a fan, that might be an understatement. Sometimes we’ll hear him chanting A-S-U in his room after we put him to bed at night and I find ASU written all over his drawings in his cute little preschool handwriting. He’s in love so his room matches his passion. I started off with an IKEA RUSCH wall clock that is — no joke — only $1.99. I searched for awhile to find the perfect sheet of scrapbook paper to serve as the base for the face of his clock and I finally found it at my local Joann. It has this amazing texture identical to what you’d find on a football or basketball, but it’s just paper!
- Ikea RUSCH Wall Clock
- leather texture scrapbook paper
- gold card stock
- die-cut machine
- X-ACTO knife
Feel free to get your kids involved in this project! I know that mine love to feel ownership over pieces that will be in their room. Reagan wanted to apparently put her special touches on Luke’s clock… 😉
1. Start by taking apart your clock carefully. Set aside all of the pieces so you can get to them easily when needed.
2. Use a pencil to trace around the outside edge of the clear face portion of the clock. Trim the paper just inside the pencil line until the paper fits snugly on the clock.
3. Cut a small hole in the center of the paper to allow for the clock mechanism to fit through.
4. Use your die-cut machine of choice (I love my Silhouette!) to cut the numbers.
Don’t they look so nice just out of the machine? You’ll probably notice that I also cut “Go Luke!’ too. Just trust me when I say that you should just stick with the numbers. It gets way too crowded with more on there.
5. Use the adhesive to stick the numbers in place.
6. Put the pieces of the clock back together and you are all set!
I’ll be back throughout this week with more updates on Luke’s room including the full reveal and a tutorial on how to create a fantastic piece of framed art!
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