How to Make a Custom Clockcomments (11) September 20th, 2013
Replace the hands, and you're done if you want to be! You can choose whether to replace the cover-my cover was all scratched up so it wasn't even an option, but I also kind of like the look of the clock with no cover. Now you can glue on "numbers" if you want to. I used four buttons to mark the 12, 3, 6, and 9 spots. When gluing objects to the clock frame, use a super-strong glue like E6000 so they won't fall off!
If possible, you can use the old clock picture placed over the hands to get the number objects lined up perfectly. If this doesn't work with your clock, use a ruler or straightedge of some kind to line up the numbers with the center spot so they're straight.
Let dry according to the directions on the glue, and wrap up and gift!
Here are two other examples of clocks with new faces... The one below has a collaged face made with pictures from vintage books.
And here's a fabric face with screen-printed numbers and machine topstitching.
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