It’s time for a change. And by TIME I mean a glam clock challenge! This project was done as part of a DIY clock challenge, and of course I chose to make mine glamorous and glittery. Not going to find any buffalo check here. This is a very easy project and all of the supplies were from the dollar store.
The centrepiece of this project was a $4 clock from Dollarama. If you don’t have access to a dollarama store here is a similar model
Youtube Glam Clock
Click here for the video tutorial of this Glam Clock project.
Glam Clock Supplies
10″ Clock (Mine was from Dollarama)
Silver Glitter Ribbon
18″ Wire wreath frame
16″ Silver serving tray
Since the clock has a battery in the back, I needed to cut a hole in the centre of the serving tray. This way you will be able to change the batteries when they run out, and your clock will continue to tell time. If you only want to do this as a decorative piece then don’t worry about it, and just set your clock for whatever time cocktail hour is! To do this I just traced around a cup that had the right sized opening.
There are lots of kinds of bling wrap. I got some from Dollarama, that comes on a roll and is about 6 rows wide. Depending on what size you get you can just cut it to fit. To start I wrapped bling wrap around the outside edge of the clock, which was already a chrome finish. Then I used adhesive Rhinestones along the front. it’s a good idea to secure the ends of the strands with glue, as they sometimes peel off, depending on the surface that they are attached to.
I used an 18″ wreath form from Dollar Tree and wrapped it with silver glitter ribbon. The ribbon was also from dollar tree. If you can’t find the glitter ribbon, they also have glitter wrap fabric that would work too. Since I bought the ribbon close to Christmas season. It’s not necessary to do this in one continuous wrap. But just keep wrapping sections of ribbon until the entire wreath form is covered.
Now take the silver plastic serving tray and center the clock. I find it works best to trace around the clock first, and that way you don’t have to mess around with trying to center it, while your glue is setting. Hot glue doesn’t stick well to to the finish of the tray. So it’s best to use a mix of E-6000 and hot glue. I did this by gluing down the clock with hot glue and then squeezing E-6000 under the edges. But do whatever works best for you! Let dry overnight.
Time to add gems! Yay, my favourite. The gems are added around the exposed edges of the tray around the clock The gems that I used are from dollarama. They are whole acrylic gems. I laid down a thick coat of mod podge and then sprinkled the gems on top. Tamp them down and let dry. Once the mod podge has dried, turn the tray over, so that any loose gems fall off. Then I used clear craft glue to fill in any spaces that were left over, and just place individual gems in place.
Before attaching the outer ring to the tray. I added a bit more trim. I just used some more bling wrap. Cut pieces wide enough to fit over the edge of the ring, and cut them to 2 rows each. I aligned these with the clock numbers.Attach these with hot glue.
Once everything is dry and all of the open spaces have been filled in with gems, it is time to attach the outer ring, which we covered with glitter ribbon. Centre it and glue in place with hot glue. If you want more time to adjust, use E-6000 and let dry overnight.
I opted to hang my new glam clock in my guest bedroom, since it went really well with the decor in that room, which is mostly silver and blue.
I added a string of dollar tree wire lights to the back of the outer ring, with provided a nice ambient lighting. See how pretty it looks with a bit of back-lighting!
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