Dec 18, 2012
You know when you have an idea in your head but just never get around to doing it? Well, that's how this project was for me. It's been on hold in my mind for a few months now. I was waiting for Christmas specifically and for the right supplies too. And funny enough, when I went to buy the charger at Michaels, I noticed a project paper for it from Martha Stewart by the paints. I guess Marth and I were on the same page! We both wanted to make clocks out of chargers for Christmas. But, I swear, my idea was independent of hers!
The supplies you need are some gorgeous paper, a plastic charger (the one I bought has a designed edge which I really liked for this project), clock parts, drill, adhesive, hot glue gun, ribbon, and any other embellishments you'd like.
Once that was ready, I hot glued the ribbon down. This ribbon was also from Michaels and had some gold through the middle to match the wording. It was perfect! I just did a section at a time.
Next, I grabbed the hubby's drill, measured out the middle of the charger and marked it with an "x", and then drilled a hole. I needed to smooth some of the paper out. Once the hole was done, I added the clock parts. The clock parts I got were a 3/4" size from Michaels as well.
Finally, it needed some finishing touches. Again, I had some supplies from Michaels on hand. A gorgeous burlap flower and a burgundy felt flower from Jolee's Boutique. I cut one of the tags from my paper stack out that reads "Tis the Season to Be Jolly". I layered those babies up with some hot glue and my clock was complete! I may spray it with a matte sealer (being sure to take out the clock parts first), but we'll see.
And now my family has something perfect to enjoy Christmas "time"!