DIY Faux Marble Clock

Here is my first tutorial! Apologies for the lack of photos… I hope it is still useful!

I made this clock a few weeks ago and I am pleased to report that I am very chuffed with it. It is sitting very happily on the wall in our bedroom, hooray! It is scandalously easy, involving cardboard and contact paper. That pretty much tells you how to make it(!), but read on anyway for more details.

SUPPLIES

– thick(ish) cardboard (size wise, you’ll need enough to draw around a dinner plate)
– marble contact paper (easily found on Amazon)
– clock mechanism (mine was from Amazon)

TOOLS

– x-acto knife
– scissors
– cutting mat
– pencil
– ruler
– dinner plate (to draw around)

STEPS

1. Draw around the dinner plate with a pencil onto your cardboard.

2. Cut out the circle using an x-acto knife. Make sure you have your cutting mat underneath!

3. Stick your cardboard circle to the contact paper, and then trim the contact paper so that there is a border of about an inch or so.

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4. Make little snips into the border and then fold the pieces over the edge tightly.

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5. Find the centre of your clock and mark it on the back with a pencil. Pierce through this and use your x-acto knife to cut a little hole, big enough to fit your clock mechanism through.

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6. Attach the clock mechanism. Add small pieces of cardboard if need to give more depth.

7. Hang it on the wall and you’re done!

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Ta da!

Let me know what you think 🙂

Thea xx

 

DIY Week

Last week I got pretty excited about trying out new DIYs. I love a good DIY. I find it so satisfying to create something myself, even if it is incredibly simple! I often have ideas floating around in my head but rarely actually get around to doing any of them. So last week was very productive for me. I’d really like to put together some tutorials for them but I think I’ll need to get better at taking photos before that happens! Anyway, here is what I got up to…

DIY Gold Leaf Mugs

These were inspired by the mugs created by Fran from Fall for DIY. I love her blog and you should definitely check it out for lots of DIY fun!

Here’s a photo of the mugs I made for me and Jakob. We were watching Deutschland 83 at the time… which by the way is AMAZING.

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DIY Chalkboard

I’m really pleased with this. I found an old mirror at an antiques shop and it was looking pretty worse for wear. However, with just a little cleaning and sprucing up with the use of spray paint and chalkboard paint, I don’t think it looks too bad!

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DIY Faux Marble Clock

I’d been meaning to try this out for a really long time. I recently got myself some marble contact paper and I’m in love. I’ve wanted to get a clock for my bedroom for ages, so in the end I decided to make one. Obviously it would be lovely to have a real marble clock… but this one still looks lovely and only cost a few pounds so I’m very happy with it! I’ll definitely try to get a tutorial done for this.

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So those were last week’s DIYs! Now to find some to do this week…

Thea xxx