Simple Personalized Craft Clock

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Have you seen what folks do with vintage clocks?  I have taken one apart before and made it into a gift.  It looks a lot easier than it is to convert an alarm clock! This clock will be a fun gift to give to my son and daughter-in-law because it features a printout of their home….on a wintery Christmas night.

I found this faux clock at a garage sale for $2.00 but you can get them at most craft stores or online for about $10.00 if you get inspired to make this OOAK personalized Christmas craft.

tim holtz clock

This is what the Tim Holtz clock looks like.  They are super easy to decorate.

To make mine, I covered a round piece of cardstock that completely covered the removable back with black glitter.  I had some little gold stars that I attached after the glitter was dry.

Next I printed out my son and daughter-in-law’s house on heavy cardstock.  After I printed it and cut it out, I put a nice thick layer of crystal glitter on the house edges to simulate snow.

 

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To finish the project, add about 1 inch of crystal glitter to the clock and press the back in place securely.  Last, I printed out a little banner to decorate the front.

 

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I love personalized gifts and the cool thing is that since you can still remove the back my daughter-in-law can update it with her ideas if she wants to.

This idea is very simple but here are some really inspiring ideas that take a little more time:

 

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These altered clocks are so pretty, but I like mine the best because it is personalized and OOAK.  It will be fun to tuck in a Christmas gift bag and give it to my daughter-in-law.

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Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

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