Friday, April 5, 2013

A "Chrysanthemum" Clock Made With....Plastic Spoons!


So I found this idea (only in yellow) on Pinterest a while back and had been dying to try it ever since.


Yep, these are the materials I needed: a $4 clock from Walmart, some plastic spoons, and some spray paint.



Oh, and some foam board that I cut into a circle. (I used a large serving plate to act as my pattern.)



I've been wanting a clock for my laundry room for some time now but hadn't found the right one. So when I pinned this idea from That's What Che Said, I knew it would be perfect. Thanks Cheryl, for the inspiration! (I pretty much followed her instructions as well with a few minor tweaks but thought I'd show the process as well.)


After cutting the circle out of foam board I centered my clock and traced it to use it as a guide. 


I then found the important parts on the back of the clock and drew (and eventually cut out) them onto the board as well. This was so that I could eventually attach the clock, have access to the battery, and be able to hang it on the wall.


Here is my board with a coat of spray paint. You can see that I cut my holes out and then also followed along my clock line with an exacto knife. This was so I would know where to stop with my spoons.


I cut about 150 plastic spoons with a pair of scissors. This is a bit of trial and error as a broke quite a few at first. Once I found the right spot to cut, it was pretty easy.


I then started hot gluing the spoons along the outside of the circle first and worked my way in. I ended up using four rows of spoons.


Here are all of the spoons glued into place.


And here it is spray painted and put together. 



In case you are wondering how I attached the clock to the board, I actually used the pieces that came with the clock to attach it to its box. I just needed longer screws and it held it very securely.


And now I have my perfect clock for my laundry room.



I'm loving it. How about you??


(And if you'd like to see more about our laundry room, you can right here.) 




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21 comments:

  1. Wow! I'm so amazed at this! Such a creative idea!

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    1. Thanks Lisa! I'm loving how it turned out. And it really wasn't hard at all--just took a little time. I can't take credit for this idea though. Sure gotta love Pinterest!

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  2. What an awesome idea, I love it!! I can't wait to make one of my own. Love your laundry room, so cute!!

    I would love for you to link up at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase.

    Just follow the link......http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2013/04/show-licious-craft-showcase-26.html.

    Marti

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    1. Thanks Marti! Just linked up! :)

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    1. Thanks Diana! I was a little hesitant at first but I'm happy with how it turned out!

      Susan

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  4. very nice. I may have to try that out!

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    1. Do it girl! You'll be happy with it when you are done/ I've also seen it done with a mirror in the center. :)

      Susan

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  5. Love it! So creative. I would like to feature this in May or June. Thank you for sharing.

    Consider yourself hugged,
    http://simpleesue.com/try-one-new-recipe-a-week-bed-and-breakfast-cherry-crumb-coffee-cake/

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    1. Thanks so much Sue! If you can, let me know when you do and I will make sure to come check it out!! Love the name of your site by the way. :)

      Susan

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  6. Susan, this is seriously AWESOME! How fun! I can't wait to show this off to my readers! You are a Featured Favorite this week on Cheerios and Lattes! We love having you join us and can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!
    Have a great weekend,
    Mackenzie :)

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    1. Thanks Mackenzie! It was such a fun project! I grabbed a button and will come back next weekend! :)

      Susan

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  7. Congratulations! You are featured this week at my blog party! Stop by if you would like and grab a Featured button. Thank you for participating.

    http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2013/04/saturday-show-licious-craft-showcase-27.html

    Marti

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    1. Thanks so much Marti! I grabbed a button!

      Susan

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  8. So cute! Clever and creative! LOVE the red! Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 5 Blogs! http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/04/give-me-goods-monday-link-party-4.html
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  9. That is awesome! From a distance I would have never guessed those were plastic spoons!

    http://mythoughtsforthought.blogspot.com/

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  10. Just to let you know, I'm featuring the clock tutoral June 7, if it's OK with you. I will do a partial tutoral and direct them to your site for the rest.
    Consider yourself hugged,
    Simplee Sue
    simpleesue.com

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    1. Thanks Sue! I'll definitely come and check it out. Thanks!

      Susan

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  11. I'm so happy that I could inspire you to make your own! So glad my tutorial was easy to follow! Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks Cheryl! And I'm loving my clock by the way! And have you to thank for the idea!

      Susan

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  12. Worthy clock information! I've read your article "A "Chrysanthemum" Clock Made With....Plastic Spoons! ". Great sharing!

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