This little wooden table clock is a really cute and easy gift- even for the “less crafty” among us. It takes just a few easy steps and some inexpensive materials to create this- and not much time involved, either! I made one for myself when I gave these as gifts a few years ago, and I love it still (if that isn’t a ringing endorsement, I don’t know what is…).
- 3-1/2″x3-1/2″ (or close) corner block rosette molding piece (about $2.50)
- Paint (hopefully what you’ve already got laying around…)
- Rust Paint Kit (or similar spray paint for hands and easel- $3-5?)
- Clock kit with mechanism and hands ($4-5)
- Small table-top picture frame easel ($1)
The Steps (for the clock):
- Carefully drill a hole (sized to fit clock kit) in the center of the rosette- try not to get too much splintering…sand where needed.
- Paint rosette desired color. I gave mine only one coat and then sanded the edges lightly. This is at it’s most simplistic- you could go all out and layer on colors, sanding to reveal the depths. Or not, like me. Your call.
- Paint the shiny brass hands using a rust kit or spray paint (or leave them be if you like…).
- Attach the clock mechanism and hands according to the package directions.
There you have it- this is so simple it would even work as “last minute gifts”- well if you had at least a few days for paint to dry, I guess.
But my point is- these are easy and most anyone could do it! Think of how amazed your friends and family will be..and will they guess they’re less than $10? I don’t think so…