Don't you just love IKEA? We finally got one closer than 3 hours away and I just love to shop there. You never know what fun, quirky thing you'll find. A lot of their stuff is way too modern looking for my vintage style but there are lots of things that work or can be made to work!
This little clock for example. At just a $1.99, it's a veritable canvas, waiting to be transformed!
The first step is to pop off the clear cover. You can do this by carefully slipping a thin butter knife under the edge and prying up gently. Then you'll remove the hands and lay them aside for later.
Now you'll design a clock face. You can use pretty scrapbook paper, photos or make a design like I've done here. I used my software MS DIP and a fun bird graphic by Rhonna Farrer along with some added text~ Take time to enjoy the process. A good reminder I think.
After measuring my clock face, I cut my design to fit and used the original clock face's hour numbers as a guide to place my new hour markers~ some fun little bling gems in clear and pink.
The last step is to replace the hands, (I left off the red second hand, it just didn't work with my color scheme) and the clear cover. All done!
This clock hangs in my craft studio, which is done in a pink, white and brown color palette. Love it!
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