D.I.Y. Whatever Clock

A while ago, a friend posted a picture of a clock on Facebook.  She said she really wanted it.  When I said that it looked easy enough to make, she said “show me”.  I showed the picture to my son, and he said that he wanted one in black & white.  So, to satisfy both, I made it for my son’s birthday.  It was so easy to make using very little supplies.

Here’s how I made the “Whatever Clock”

D.I.Y. Whatever Clock

I started with a trip to Joann Fabrics where I found a 3 pack of 12″ x 12″ stretch canvases.  Luckily I had a coupon.

D.I.Y. Whatever Clock

And I got a clockworks kit:

D.I.Y. Whatever Clock

D.I.Y. Whatever Clock

I used the thinner canvas, which is about 3/4″ deep.  Next I had to find the center.  I used a yard stick to run a pencil line from corner to corner.  The center is where the lines met.

D.I.Y. Whatever Clock

D.I.Y. Whatever Clock

Then I marked the center:

D.I.Y. Whatever Clock

Then I cut a small X at the center.

D.I.Y. Whatever Clock

Once the cuts were made, I tested the size of the hole using the clockworks shaft.

D.I.Y. Whatever Clock

Then I cut away any jagged canvas to make the hole smooth.

D.I.Y. Whatever Clock

Once the hole was trimmed, I turned it over & put some glue around the hole.  This was to reinforce the hole.

D.I.Y. Whatever Clock

I turned the canvas over again & applied 2 coats of black acrylic paint to the entire front & sides of the canvas.

D.I.Y. Whatever Clock          D.I.Y. Whatever Clock

While that was drying, I used a white paint pen to paint the clock hands white.  They needed 2 coats to completely cover all of the gold.

D.I.Y. Whatever Clock

After the hands were completely dried, I followed the instructions on the back of the clock works package to assemble the clock. (if you chip the paint on the hands, now is the time to touch them up)

D.I.Y. Whatever Clock

Turning the minute hand, I marked the hours on the canvas.  You don’t have to do this, but it drove me nuts not to.

D.I.Y. Whatever Clock

I had these Sticko Stickers that I’d gotten from Walmart, that I thought would be perfect for this project.

D.I.Y. Whatever Clock

I added the number stickers to the bottom right hand side of the canvas in a random order.

D.I.Y. Whatever Clock

Then, using the paint pen, I wrote in the saying:

D.I.Y. Whatever Clock

D.I.Y. Whatever Clock

Add a battery and it’s finished!

Here’s the back (it can be hung by the slot in the clock works or by the canvas.

D.I.Y. Whatever Clock

And here’s the front:

D.I.Y. Whatever Clock

A cute new addition to our home that was so easy to make.

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