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Make a Washi Tape Clock {tutorial}!!

25 May

One of my favorite Washi Tape projects I have made so far is this fun and whimsical Washi Tape Clock that I made for my craft room. I used a bunch of different Washi Tapes for each of the clock numbers.

Washi Tape Clock Tutorial
 


Materials:
Cheap Clock {mine is from Target — $4}
Wax paper
Scrapbook paper (I used Lifestyle Craft’s Hello Goodbye paper for the face)
Maker and pencil
Glue dots or hot glue
Scrabble tiles (you can buy an old scrabble game from a thrift store or a “lot” of tiles on etsy)
Resin or Dimensional Magic
Washi Tape (you can also buy Washi Tape through etsy)

Here’s what I did:

  • I took the cover off the clock. 
  • Then I was hoping I would be able to remove the paper face, but it was glued down. So I used a compass and made a template of the face. 
  • Then I traced the template onto my scrapbook paper and cut it out.
  • I laid the wax paper over the face and copied the numbers on the wax paper with marker and then poked holes in the wax paper and marked the paper underneath with pencil. This is how I knew where to put the tiles. 
  • Take the scrabble tiles and trace the tile shape onto each Washi Tape pattern. Cut it out and stick it onto the tile. 
  • Apply epoxy or Dimensional Magic over the top of the tile and let it dry.( I was in a rush, so I cheated and used these self-adhesive tops that I had left over from a different project. You can use these if you are in a rush or don’t feel comfortable using resin.)
  • Then apply the tiles to the clock face with hot glue.
  • The hands on my clock were too long to get over the tiles, so I had to trim them. I used nail clippers to trim the hands (they were plastic – lol). 
 
 
 

I had such a fun time going on our local tv morning show — Studio 5 on
Monday. I made about 15 Washi Tape projects. I just can’t get enough of
the stuff. It’s addicting!!

More Washi Tape projects coming up. 
Here’s a little clip if you want to check it out:

xoxox
Have a wonderful day!!!

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Guest Project — Pottery Barn-inspired Clock for less than $10!

13 Feb

 

What fun to be able to do a guest post on Jennifer’s blog!

My name is Selina and I come to you from Creative Juices Décor.  What you will find on my blog is lots of inspiration for all your Creative Juices
I LOVE home design/decorating, thrift store shopping, healthy recipes
and crafting.  I have 3 young kids so I also have fun thinking of crafts
for them to do.  Come stop by, I think you’ll be inspired! 
 
Isn’t this pottery barn
wall décor just beautiful? 
If only we could re-create for less
everything we see in that magazine.  Well today’s post will give that a
try – Pottery Barn for under $10.00.  

Yep, that’s right, this next
project cost me around 6 bucks


Thrift store board – $1.50
Here is the lovely BEFORE picture
 
And here is the AFTER:

Now how I got there. 🙂
 
Prime board – let dry.

 
Spray on one coat cream colored paint. Dry
 
Cover with crinkled tissue paper and apply mod podge or a glue/water mix over the paper.


 

This is hard to see but it left little crinkled lines and indents throughout the piece.  Let dry completely. 
Apply one more coat of cream spray paint.  Let dry and screw on a hanger in the back


Paint and glaze the board.
 


 
Apply
tacks, buttons, or whatever you have on hand as the main number spots. I
actually had to drill the holes first before hammering these tacks in. 
It was scary since I am so bad with power tools! (see this
bread box post!)

 Print
and cut out Roman numeral numbers as a template. (I just took mine off
the computer with free images)   Trace onto board, and fill in with
black paint.

 

Am I done?  Sure, why not. 🙂  I think it looks just as good as the EXPENSIVE pottery barn clock décor, don’t you? 


Cost break down:
Circular piece of wood: 1.50 (thrift store!)
Cream paint: 3.25 (I had white on hand but wanted it creamier)
Glue: 0.34
Tacks: 0.25 (I paid about 1.00 for 30 of them – thrift store)
I had all the other paints on hand from other miscellaneous projects.
So grand total I spent: $5.34


For those that want more pictures and in depth details of how to accomplish this project please click Creative Juices Décor and get the “Long Extended Version”! 
 
Thank you so much Jennifer for having me on your amazing blog!
Thanks Selina! 
Wow – what a great project and you made it for such an amazing price!! Here are some other projects I love from Creative Juices Décor:
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/032.jpg?w=200
Selina also has great recipes on her site, like: 
Be sure to go over and say hi at Creative Juices Décor! 
Photobucket

PS — Be sure to head over to Naptime Crafters for Round 2 of American Crafter. This round’s theme is SNOW and the projects are really fun!!

xoxo

Guest Project — Pottery Barn-inspired Clock for less than $10!

13 Feb

 

What fun to be able to do a guest post on Jennifer’s blog!

My name is Selina and I come to you from Creative Juices Décor.  What you will find on my blog is lots of inspiration for all your Creative Juices
I LOVE home design/decorating, thrift store shopping, healthy recipes
and crafting.  I have 3 young kids so I also have fun thinking of crafts
for them to do.  Come stop by, I think you’ll be inspired! 
 
Isn’t this pottery barn
wall décor just beautiful? 
If only we could re-create for less
everything we see in that magazine.  Well today’s post will give that a
try – Pottery Barn for under $10.00.  

Yep, that’s right, this next
project cost me around 6 bucks


Thrift store board – $1.50
Here is the lovely BEFORE picture
 
And here is the AFTER:

Now how I got there. 🙂
 
Prime board – let dry.

 
Spray on one coat cream colored paint. Dry
 
Cover with crinkled tissue paper and apply mod podge or a glue/water mix over the paper.


 

This is hard to see but it left little crinkled lines and indents throughout the piece.  Let dry completely. 
Apply one more coat of cream spray paint.  Let dry and screw on a hanger in the back


Paint and glaze the board.
 


 
Apply
tacks, buttons, or whatever you have on hand as the main number spots. I
actually had to drill the holes first before hammering these tacks in. 
It was scary since I am so bad with power tools! (see this
bread box post!)

 Print
and cut out Roman numeral numbers as a template. (I just took mine off
the computer with free images)   Trace onto board, and fill in with
black paint.

 

Am I done?  Sure, why not. 🙂  I think it looks just as good as the EXPENSIVE pottery barn clock décor, don’t you? 


Cost break down:
Circular piece of wood: 1.50 (thrift store!)
Cream paint: 3.25 (I had white on hand but wanted it creamier)
Glue: 0.34
Tacks: 0.25 (I paid about 1.00 for 30 of them – thrift store)
I had all the other paints on hand from other miscellaneous projects.
So grand total I spent: $5.34


For those that want more pictures and in depth details of how to accomplish this project please click Creative Juices Décor and get the “Long Extended Version”! 
 
Thank you so much Jennifer for having me on your amazing blog!
Thanks Selina! 
Wow – what a great project and you made it for such an amazing price!! Here are some other projects I love from Creative Juices Décor:
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/0321.jpg?w=200
Selina also has great recipes on her site, like: 
Be sure to go over and say hi at Creative Juices Décor! 
Photobucket

PS — Be sure to head over to Naptime Crafters for Round 2 of American Crafter. This round’s theme is SNOW and the projects are really fun!!

xoxo

Week of Giveaways — Giveaway #17 — For All Time Clocks!

12 Nov
Welcome to Giveaway #17 in The Week of Giveaways! 
This giveaway is from another awesome Tatertots and Jello sponsor — 
I just love my sponsors!!! 

For All Time Clocks can turn your favorite photo into a timeless heirloom! 
{click on the Read More button to find out more about this wonderful giveaway}

For All Time Clocks makes clocks for every occasion — 
They would make amazing wedding gifts: 
A fantastic Christmas gift for a family: 
Or how a picture of all the grandkids for a grandparent – they would love it! 
Or even best friends! 
 You can also purchase gift cards — perfect for that person who is so hard to buy for!! 
Gift Card
 They also have a whole section of ready-made clocks that are so cute! In all sorts of colors and designs.
 
 They are making me one – here’s what mine is going to look like. I can’t wait! 

And, if you want to earn a free clock – you can host a clock party! To find out more about how to do that email For All Time Clocks at  info@foralltimeclocks.com

Guess what?? 
Brandi from For All Time is giving away 
An 18″ Personalized Clock 
your choice of ANY design!! 
{this is a $79 value}
How exciting!!!
Here’s how YOU can win: 

  •  “LikeFor All Time Clocks on Facebook – where you can find out about their giveaways. one entry. 
  •  Help spread the word about this fun giveawayTwitter, Facebook or on your blog or sidebar. one entry for each.
Have a Wonderful Day!
Thank you for stopping by The Tatertots and Jello Week of Giveaways!
Please keep handmade shops in mind this Holiday Season!

XOXO

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Week of Giveaways — Giveaway #17 — For All Time Clocks!

12 Nov
Welcome to Giveaway #17 in The Week of Giveaways! 
This giveaway is from another awesome Tatertots and Jello sponsor — 
I just love my sponsors!!! 

For All Time Clocks can turn your favorite photo into a timeless heirloom! 
{click on the Read More button to find out more about this wonderful giveaway}

For All Time Clocks makes clocks for every occasion — 
They would make amazing wedding gifts: 
A fantastic Christmas gift for a family: 
Or how a picture of all the grandkids for a grandparent – they would love it! 
Or even best friends! 
 You can also purchase gift cards — perfect for that person who is so hard to buy for!! 
Gift Card
 They also have a whole section of ready-made clocks that are so cute! In all sorts of colors and designs.
 
 They are making me one – here’s what mine is going to look like. I can’t wait! 

And, if you want to earn a free clock – you can host a clock party! To find out more about how to do that email For All Time Clocks at  info@foralltimeclocks.com

Guess what?? 
Brandi from For All Time is giving away 
An 18″ Personalized Clock 
your choice of ANY design!! 
{this is a $79 value}
How exciting!!!
Here’s how YOU can win: 

  •  “LikeFor All Time Clocks on Facebook – where you can find out about their giveaways. one entry. 
  •  Help spread the word about this fun giveawayTwitter, Facebook or on your blog or sidebar. one entry for each.
Have a Wonderful Day!
Thank you for stopping by The Tatertots and Jello Week of Giveaways!
Please keep handmade shops in mind this Holiday Season!

XOXO

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