Usually I have to scrounge for items to repurpose at garage sales or thrift stores. I got the supplies for three new repurposing ideas from an accident in my studio!
I had purchased this clock at a garage sale a few years ago because the clock was so cute and it had personality I thought my studio needed. It fell from it’s home on the top shelf and had a 6′ fall then the clock hands flew off!
When I was trying to take the clock apart I was afraid to use too much force to pop the clear plastic dome. However after I decided to make a mandala clock I gave up trying to preserve the dome. I took an awl to the edge and to my amazement the clear dome popped off easily being pried by the awl.
It was so fun to make this 10 x 10 gallery wrapped canvas. I used the dome to make a focal for a Wizard of Oz themed mixed media. The clip art ruby slippers fit under the dome and I attached little paper flowers to decorate the edge.
So this was the final project made with my broken clock!
It is so fun to make something new from something old!