Thursday, August 21, 2014

DIY Designer Clock

Unless we told you, you would never know this clock was made from fabric. Debbie, our customer service manager, created this clock for an employee contest in our store. Her clock was the winner!

  • 14"x14" MDF Board
  • Fabric (choose a style you like, at least 16"x16")
  • Embellishments of Your Coice
  • Dauber (for adding patina to embellishments)
  • Spray Sealer ( for embellishments, use after Patina is added)
  • Elmer's Spray Glue
  • E-6000 Glue
  • Clock Mechanism
  • Upholstery Tacks
  • Enviro Tex Lite, 8 oz.
  • Patina (optional)

note: You will need something to put under board to catch Enviro Tex when poured. ( She used foil with sides folded up and a couple of even boards to lay clock board on to keep raised off the foil. Disposable cup and some kind of stir stick are also needed. A large popsicle stick works well. You may also want to use disposable gloves.

  1. Lay fabric on board and decide how you want the pattern to look.  keep in mind where you want the clock to be placed.
  2. Cut fabric 2" to 3" larger than the board.
  3. Spray board with spray glue and lay fabric on, smoothing out any bubbles or folds.Be sure to do this on back of the board, too.  You can just spray the edges where fabric will be. (This is where you may want to use disposable gloves). Allow to dry.
  4. Prepare embellishments (if you choose to use them with embellishments).
  5. Place upholstery tacks where clock will be. (Be sure to place something under board when adding tacks. She used a couple of pieces of foam core because tacks are longer than the thickness of the board. Then bend the points back.
  6. Glue embellishments using E-6000.  Let dry.
  7. Mix and use Enviro Tex according to directions.
  8. Pour Enviro Tex over top of clock. note: She used popsicle stick to help smooth the Enviro Tex over clock board. If you choose to use a larger box of Enviro Tex you can just pour directly in the center.
  9. Allow to dry.
  10. Drill holes for the clock mechanism according to package directions.

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21121 Hwy 410, Bonney Lake, WA 98391

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