This upcycled placemat clock can go anywhere in the house : )
Recently I ordered a stack of placemats from Pier One Imports because I wondered if they could be turned into wall hangings. I also pictured some of the placemats being turned into wall clocks so I ordered a bunch of them also:
I am so excited to make cool clocks from these placemats!!!! I have to get an order into Klockit for some mini quartz works.
I suspected the calathea leaf placemat was a little too big for a clock so before I made the decision to lose some of the leaves I slipped pieces of paper under the leaves to see how the clock face would look with a smaller version of the placemat. Smaller won!
I went on ebay to look for some kind of cookie tin lid for the clock face. I found the image of this cookie tin lid which was perfect for a flowery center. I printed it and covered it with Diamond Glaze for a shiny surface.
Next I added a cardboard back to the clock face.
I removed the outer layer of the calathea leaves and attached it to a cardboard back making sure the cardboard didn’t show.
When I attached the clock face I used hot glue to attach it and used a dab of hot glue underneath every projection along the rim.
All that is left is to punch a hole in the center of the clock face and add a mini quartz clock movement! This clock is truly OOAK! It is going to be fun to turn all the other placemats into unusual and whimsical clocks.