I love a project that costs very little and can be done quickly! Yesterday I remodeled a clock for just 59 cents.
Here's how the clock looked before. I liked it, but the writing says "Buon appetito" (Italian) and then it says "Provence, France." It was on clearance at TJMaxx for $2.00, so I bought it despite the mistake. Yet that discrepancy drove me crazy!
So I spent 59 cents and a tiny bit of time to update a clock by simply taking a piece of scrapbook paper, measuring the center of the clock, and cutting out a circle of paper in that size.
I cut a tiny hole in the center to accommodate the hands and a radius from there to one edge.
Then I used my super-sophisticated tools to adhere to paper to the clock face. (Why, yes, that is a glue stick that I bought for 25 cents in the back-to-school sales.)
Voila! A brand new clock in less time than it took to write this post! Here it is in its home:
It hangs in my little back entry hall. We all hang our keys here, and the hook that holds my purse and jacket is right below it. To one side is the door to the front porch; to the other is my DIY key art. I liked using the key theme on the clock as well. And yes, that is my new fall purse. I'm not sure the camera captured the color quite right; it's a lovely orange with brown trim.
So do you think this clock will help me remember that time management is key to a happy home? Maybe??
If you have an old clock that you don't really like, try giving it a new look with some pretty paper. This would work with scrapbook paper, wrapping paper, an advertisement from a vintage magazine, probably even with newspaper. I can imagine a clock for an office covered with stock reports or maybe a clock for a music room covered with sheet music.