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An easy project for your home decor!
It's no secret....this gurl LOVES doilies!
Imagine my surprise when I discovered doily plates at Pier One!
Yes please!
I decided it needed to be a clock.

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You Will Need

  • How to make a recycled clock. Make A Doily Plate Clock - Step 1
    Step 1

    What you'll need:

    This is so simple.

    A doily plate. You can order one here: http://www.pier1.com/Doily-Plate/2321943,default,pd.html
    (or use a thrifted one)

    Clock movement. Ordered from here: http://www.klockit.com/depts/QuartzTimeOnlyMovementsfeaturingQuartexBrand/dept-157.html

    Battery for the clock movement.

    Now for the hard part--drilling a hole in the center.

    I took the easy way out and went to my local glass shop and asked them to drill a hole for me.
    For a couple of dollars they were happy to do so.

    Make sure to bring your clock movement with you so they know how wide to make the hole.

    Or, if you want to drill the hole yourself, here's a tutorial on how to do it. http://www.ehow.com/how_6467288_drill-plates_-clock-faces-etc_.html

  • How to make a recycled clock. Make A Doily Plate Clock - Step 2
    Step 2

    Just follow the instructions for assembling the clock movement and yer done!

    Hang and admire your new cute clock!

  • How to make a recycled clock. Make A Doily Plate Clock - Step 3
    Step 3

    I also decided to try the Sharpie technique on one of them.
    'Me Time' seemed appropriate.
    Embellish with a sharpie of any color and bake in the oven at 250 degrees for 30 min.

    Also, if you fear making a mistake with your Sharpie, just use fingernail polish remover and a q-tip to remove any markings you don't like and start over!

    These make great gifts! I love mine!

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Comments

Andrea
Andrea · Austin, Texas, US · 45 projects
that's pretty, going to the glass shop seems like the best route to takeHappy I'd be afraid of cracking it.
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Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs
Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs · Toronto, Ontario, CA · 3 projects
wow so simple but awesome! Yes it does make good gifts!
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