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Craft Room, Part 2

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Did you see Part 1 of my Craft Room?
Good ‘ol cardboard…
For today?
An inexpensive clock……fancied up a bit.
And again, lots of color.  Yum, I can’t help it.
And the sweet thing sits above a shelf right in my craft room…
Which hovers above my sewing machine.
A girl’s gotta keep track of time while stitching her evenings away…
Want to change the look of your own clock?
Start with a clock with a flat front. I found this one at Ikea for gosh, $5 I think.  Not much…
(If you don’t have a flat front clock, you could use a more textured one but use paint to give the clock a new look and then add embellishments of some sort.)  Take off the cover if applicable.
Use a piece of fabric that is larger than the clock and then use the plastic cover to trace the hole that you’ll need to cut out.
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Then apply a moderate layer of Mod Podge right to the clock.  Then lay your fabric right on top and smooth out with your fingers.  (make sure to line up the fabric with the inner edge of the clock.)
Then let it sit until it’s mostly dry, then trim the edges of the fabric off.
Next, apply a generous layer of Mod Podge right on top of the fabric, making sure to use plenty around the edges, so that it seals right to the clock.  Smooth any bubbled edges with your fingers.
Allow to dry completely.
Then I added some little flowers like shown here.
And I attached them with a bit of hot glue.
(I know, you all must be tired of these flowers…..but I’m on a kick with them, and there are a few more to come.  Hang in there……I can’t help it.)
And that’s it.
Nice and sweet and perfect for a variety of rooms.
Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with my craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
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Comments

  1. Brittney says:

    LOVE this!!! So using this :)

  2. libbyBH says:

    Did you use Laura Gunn fabric?

  3. MOMS Addicted to Bargain Sites and Giveaways! says:

    So cute!! I have some scrap fabric and a ugly wood clock that needs a make over. Thank you!! I'm addicted to your site btw.

  4. Jenni says:

    I LOVE this clock and finally tried it on my own!!!

    https://roselandfamily.blogspot.com/2010/06/i-made-it-and-i-love-it.html

    Thank you so much for sharing! I made sure to give you lots of credit!

  5. demetgun3 says:

    So funny!I know that flowers how to make.
    thanks !!

  6. Malaysia says:

    you are so creative in using fabric for craft. love the clock.

  7. Jeff and Aubry says:

    LOVE IT. You are so talented and inspiring, Ashley. Gotta love the Modge Podge. And I sure miss Porters right now!

  8. Shawn says:

    I just bought my first bottle of Mod Podge and I am anxious to try it out!! This will be a great craft!

  9. Laura says:

    rgeous!!!!

  10. Carrie says:

    That is so cute! I have a clock that needs a facelift that would be awesome! Thanks for the tips!

  11. The "Dubs" says:

    Super Duper Cute!

  12. Sharon says:

    How do u cut so smoothly? My edges always seem too rough to be so visible.

  13. Luisa says:

    I actually have a clock I have been saving for a project like this!

  14. Casey says:

    I love it!

  15. Sarah says:

    I LOVE your clock, it's adorable! Thanks for sharing.
    God's blessings,
    Sarah :D

  16. Heather Feather says:

    This is beautiful! I've never liked the styles of clocks or that they don't match my room. Thanks for the idea!

  17. Kimberly says:

    Very cute!

  18. Grove says:

    Ooh love that clock. I have an old children's clock in my scrap room that desparately needs a modge podge facelift!

  19. Lisa says:

    How pretty! I was just thinking about how I needed a colorful clock in my craft room. This idea is perfect! Thanks!

  20. GINA says:

    this is so cool! i am new to mod podge (its not very well known here in new zealand), when putting fabric onto something like this clock, do you use fabric mod podge or can you use just gloss?

  21. Lizzy @ Lizzy Designs says:

    That's so cute! A great idea. :)

  22. Sarah says:

    I love it! I want to see the whole room!!

  23. Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something says:

    absolutely delightful! So bright and cheerful! I stumbled in whle doing a little blog hopping this afternoon and am so happy that I did! How in the world have I never been here?! Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day soon when you get a moment. I have become a follower and would be honored if you choose to do the same! until later…

  24. Hi, I'm Susan! says:

    this is so fun and easy! thanks so much!

  25. Nanette Gamble says:

    So cute! I'm going to go buy a clock and make one today!

  26. Vicky says:

    I've got to get some of this mod podge! Lovely clock!!

  27. {Bobbi} says:

    Those colors would look adorable in my living room. They would match perfectly! And my clock just broke, wouldn't you know it! Fate. Craft Fate.

  28. lis says:

    Lovely how it all comes together!

  29. Kelly O. says:

    okay! this idea rocks!

  30. comfortzoneblog.com says:

    Adorable! I will definitely keep this in mind for my craft room, if I ever get around to decorating it. :)

  31. Sunshine of Seven says:

    I have a clock that I have been thinking of something with, this is it! Way fun idea!! Thanks!
    Modge Podge is AWESOME!

  32. Susan says:

    I'd love to see how your craft room is laid out. We're in the procees of converting an extra room into sewing/office. Details please!

  33. Anderson says:

    I love it! I love how bold you are with color. I adore color but am too chicken to change something when it's in perfectly good condition to begin with. You give me courage. I just might de-blah my house yet! :)

  34. Pink Heather says:

    Gorgeous clock. My daughter and I were making these a couple weeks ago, though we decorated the face rather than the edges. I love your version.

  35. --T.M.St.P says:

    …currently eyeballing the 12+ year old clock that my mom passed on to me when I moved out… But I think DH would have a cow if I did!

    time to raid Walmart's remnant bin!!!

  36. Lisi says:

    Ameiiii. Abçs Lisi

  37. Nikki says:

    OHHHHHH, I must try! I LOVE those kind of flowers. I will not be getting sick of them any time soon!

  38. Polly C says:

    Mod Podging fabric is becoming one of my favorite hobbies. I never thought of doing it to a clock though! I envy your creativity.

  39. Brit says:

    Adorable …I love it!

  40. Tasha says:

    Love love LOOOVE this. Really want to do this! Maybe in multiple rooms in my house :) Thanks for the continued inspiration. I want to feature it (giving the credit back to you of course) Do you mind?

  41. the thrifty ba says:

    i just made a death star clock. yours is prettier…

  42. brlracincwgrl says:

    I have to try this now! SO cheerful and it looks super easy!

  43. Whatever Dee-Dee wants says:

    Fun! I want to try to makeover one of my clocks now :)

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