Upholstery pin clock you can make
This fun clock is full of possibilities. Leave it as it is for fun or glue on wood pieces, apply chalkboard paint, affix buttons, leave it natural - or add decoration (see below).
You will need:
Scrap piece of Supawood cut into a circle
2 shades of Rust-Oleum Painters Touch
Upholstery pins - paint the tops with the darker colour
Clock movement and hands (available at art & craft or hobby store)
Pencil, protractor and ruler
Cordless drill/driver and drill bit (same size as clock movement)
1. Find the centre: Fold the paper in half horizontally, unfold, then fold in half vertically. Your centre is where the two folds meet. Poke a hole in the middle of the paper with your pencil and mark the spot on your clock face. Save your paper circle for step 4.
2. Drill the hole in the spot where you marked, then lightly sand the edges. Wipe off any dust.
3. Apply wood primer and let dry. Spray the clock face one colour and the side another - put the clock face downwards to spray the sides. Apply two coats of each. Let dry.
4. Using a protractor, mark 30-degree increments on your paper circle. Measure and mark each 30-degree segment 10cm from the centre. These marks are where you’ll place your upholstery pins.
5. Place the paper circle on top of your clock face. Hammer a nail through the paper at each one of your twelve marks. Hammer only half-way down.
6. Gently tear off the paper, then hammer the nails all the way down.
7. Assemble your clock according to the instructions. Then just insert a battery, set the time, and hang it on the wall.
source monica ewing