Welcome to day 2 of the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! A few years ago we were looking online for handmade gift ideas and thought it would be great if there was a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas. Enter the Handmade Holidays hop! We’ve gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow product manufacturers to bring you a plethora of inspiring gift ideas you can make now to give to your friends, family, and colleagues. Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season and to use throughout the year! Each day of the hop features approximately 30 gift projects and you can “hop” from one blog to another to check them all out.
DIY Vintage Decor Clock
Recently my parents moved into a new house, and as a housewarming gift for them I created this DIY Vintage Decor Clock.
Now, I have never created a clock before and I’ll be honest, I was a bit intimidated not knowing anything about the workings of a clock. But in the end, I love how the clock turned out, and I never knew how easy clock making could be.
- gallery clock
- black clock hands
- 3/8″ clock movement & hands
- 1 1/2″ letter “I” (Qty 9)
- 1 1/2″ letter “V” (Qty 3)
- 1 1/2″ letter “X” (Qty 3)
- Martha Stewart Craft Vintage Decor Paint (color smoke)
- Martha Stewart Craft Vintage Decor Paint (color linen)
- Martha Stewart Craft Vintage Decor Paint (color parisian blue)
- Martha Stewart Craft Vintage Decor Clear Wax
- Martha Stewart Craft Vintage Decor Brush
- Martha Stewart Craft Vintage Decor Stencil
- Martha Stewart Craft Foam Pouncers
- Martha Stewart Craft Glass Patterning Tapes
- E6000 adhesive (or other strong adhesive)
- 120 grit sandpaper
- Clean unfinished gallery clock face from any dust and debris. Glass cleaner works wonderful for this and doesn’t leave a chemical residue.
- Using your vintage decor brush, paint a thin coat of vintage decor paint (color smoke) over entire project. Let dry as directed, then repeat for a 2nd coat.
- Using the vintage decor brush once again, paint a thin coat of vintage decor paint (color linen) over entire project. Let dry as directed.
- Carefully sand project with 120 medium grit sandpaper to create a vintage, distressed look.
- To stencil your clock face, secure stencil in selected area with patterning tape. Use a foam pouncer to apply selected vintage decor paint (parisian blue) as desired. Remove stencil while paint is still wet.
- Paint individual letters in same color, set aside to dry.
- Again, using the vintage decor brush, apply vintage decor clear wax over your entire project to seal and protect it from moisture and marring. Let dry as directed, then repeat for a second coat.
- After 24 hours, buff project until desired shine.
- Use E6000 or other strong adhesive to adhere the roman numerals to the front of the clock. (Tip: start with the numbers 3, 6, 9 and 12 to help evenly space the hours.)
- Continue around the clock with the remaining numerals.
Are you ready for lots more creative handmade gift ideas and projects??
Follow along on our blog hop! Simply click on each of the links below to be taken to that post with additional information and photos on how to create a handmade gift project. Have fun and pin away!
Ellison Educational Equipment
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Neat and Tangled
Therm O Web
Elizabeth Craft Designs
Pink and Main
The Buckle Boutique
Clearsnap – Vivian Keh
Ashley Rader – Giddy Upcycled
ICE Resin – Jen Cushman
Candy Spiegel- Candy Scraps
Graphic 45 – Andrew Roberts
Rina Gonzales – Mothership Scrapbook Gal
Therm O Web – Amanda Niederhauser
Cori Warner – The Flying C
Yana Smakula – My Cardmaking & Scrapbooking
The Buckle Boutique – Shawn Mosch
Eileen Hull Designs – Eileen Hull
Angela Muir – Handmade in the Heartland
Krista Winters – eat, knit & d.i.y.
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – Erica Houghton
Katie Smith – Punk Projects
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Karen Aicken
Jeanie Hevener – Create & Babble
Ellison Educational Equipment – Hilary Kanwischer
Fancy Shanty – Stacy Molter
Liz Hicks – Blogerisms
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Clearsnap || Ellison Educational Equipment || Walnut Hollow || Graphic45 || Westcott || ICE Resin || Therm O Web || Rowland Industries || Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L || Pink and Main || Elizabeth Craft Designs || The Buckle Boutique || Neat and Tangled