When I’m in my craft room, I have a tendency to lose track of time. There have been times when I’ve become so engrossed in a project that I’ve watched the sun come up. One of the last times I did that, I realized that I needed a clock in there. But, knowing me, I couldn’t just buy a clock… I had to make one.
Here’s the latest project for my craft room. A DIY Canvas clock… With Bling.
I wanted the clock to be done in pastels, flowers & sparkle, and I knew exactly where I wanted it. I had extra supplies from my DIY Whatever Clock so it was free for me. For more details on how I made it, click on the blue link.
I gathered up my supplies starting with a 12″ x 12″ canvas and some pastel paints, along with some floating medium to help the colors blend.
After I finished painting the background on to the canvas, I cut a couple of slits in the center of the canvas for the clock works to go.
I wanted the flowers to be shaped in a circle, so I used a cake round to shape some con-tact paper into a circle. Then I lightly pressed the con-tact paper to the center of the canvas. I didn’t want the con-tact paper to peel the paint from the canvas.
With different shades of green, I painted some vines around the con-tact paper. This was mainly to mark where I wanted the flowers to go.
Next, I added flowers & leaves. If you don’t paint flowers, you could easily decoupage flowers here. There are some incredibly beautiful paper napkins out there. You’d just use Mod Podge to adhere the napkin pieces to where ever you want the flowers to go.
Next, I added the clock works to the canvas & used hot glue to add rhinestones to mark the hours.
But that wasn’t enough bling for me. I had to add tiny rhinestones to the center of the flowers.
And why stop there? I added some more rhinestones to the hands of the clock.
Yes, it really was 20 minutes after 5 in the morning when I finished this project. See why I need a clock in the craft room? I get lost in there.
The new craft room clock in place. I hung it next to the window so the sunlight would light up the rhinestones.
This doesn’t have to be done with flowers. You could use Teddy Bears for a baby’s room, cars for a young man’s room, dishes for a kitchen. Anything your imagination can dream up can be used. Have fun with this one.
Hope you enjoyed my latest project, and maybe got come ideas from it.
Happy Creating everyone!