Last Christmas, I received a clock similar to this one:
I am a substitute player for my mom's Bunco group, and the subs get to come to the Christmas parties and end of year parties. It's a White Elephant party for Christmas, and one of the ladies had a clock like this in her garage that she wrapped up and gave! I was lucky enough to receive it, and knew right away that I could re-purpose it! This clock that I'm showing you is a lot nicer than the one that I got! LOL! It had the yellow plastic around it, but in the middle it was a picture of some advertisement for a pharmaceutical drug! Um, yeah, I really want to hang THAT up in my house! LOL!
It has sat on my desk all year, just waiting. Well, I had some time on my hands this week, and I decided to tackle it!
Here is the result!
I took the clock completely apart, and measured the inside where the numbers are. I took a piece of white 12 x 12 c/s and drew a circle around the clear part that goes inside and hugs the plastic. Then, I took Antique Linen and Tea Dye from Tim Holtz and w/ my sponge applicator, sponged around the edges to give it an aged look. I sponged Choc. Chip all around the edges to finish it.
For the numbers, I took two different sets: Recollections Big One Double for the large numbers, and Inkadinkado's Somerset Alpha. for the smaller numbers. The ink is Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate.
For the stamps in the middle, I used all Kitchen Sink Stamps: Multi Step Ivy for the ivy behind the fruit; Multi Step Peach; Multi Step Berries; and 3 Step School Days for the apple.
For the yellow plastic: This was hard! The first time around, I sprayed the whole thing white. Then, I took Tim Holtz's Picket Fence Crackle Paint and slathered it all over. Once it dried, it took away the paint and showed the yellow! Yikes! SOoooo, I had to start all over again. I sprayed it once again w/ white. Once that was dry, I sprayed sealer all over it. I let that dry. Then, I put 2 coats of the Picket Fence Crackle paint on. Once that was dry, I sprayed a little, ok, a lot of Tattered Angels Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist. Once that was dry, I once again sprayed a sealer and let everything dry. And thus, you have aged plastic! LOL!
I took my other plain clock down, and put this one up! OMG, I LOVE IT! My family even loves it!
Do you have something in your stash ready for re-purposing?! Now would be a GREAT time to dig it out and work on it! Have fun!