Saturday, September 1, 2012

Decor Craft: Numbers, Time Pieces, and Mod Podge

Numbers , Time, Mod Podge

You can still link up to this week’s BFF Open House here.

I thought I’d share a little something I made to commemorate our Anniversary. We both love clocks, time pieces, etc. For Mother’s Day this year we went to a local flea market where I found an antique pocket watch casing but hadn’t decided what I wanted to do with it. Then this idea came to me when I picked up some of this numbers paper by Recollections at Michaels recently.

Recollections Number Paper

I had some  Tim Holtz time piece and gear pieces in my stash, and Mr. C gave me a couple of wood discs ( I have no idea what they are) he found in his den. Add to that an MDF plaque from stash and another piece of scrap paper.

Mod Podge Recollections Numbers Paper

I traced the plaque and disc on the papers and cut out. Then applied with Mod Podge and sanded the edges when dry.
Cricut Damask Decor

I liked the design I used from the Damask D├ęcor Cricut Cartridge on my upcycled cheese box so I cut another one out of chocolate brown vinyl.  I antiqued both the paper covered disc and the plaque with Ranger Distress  Inks:

Ranger Distress Inks

and edged the wooden disc with some aluminum tape. Once the paper pieces were done, I glued all my watch pieces together with E-6000.

Tim Holtz Time Pieces

I’d debated whether to use the inside or back of the pocket watch casing and decided to go with the back. So glued the time pieces together then glued to the casing , then glued to the disc.

Repurposed Pocket Watch

Me, being me, I had to add a rhinestone in the middle as the final touch! Gotta have bling!

Numbers, Vinyl, Pocket Watch

The most expensive piece of this was the pocket watch casing…$10 which I still don’t know if that was a good deal or not, but it’s silver and it spoke to me, and so there.

The Tim Holtz sets are around $5 or $6 each ( of course I buy these w/ 40% coupons!) and you get several projects out of them. The MDF frame I got at Ben Franklin for $1.99 and the rest of the stuff I had. Oh the Recollections paper was 4 for $1 on sale at Michaels.

The 21 years of memories that this project represents? Priceless.

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Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

I love this piece! I have 2 old pocket watches that don't work and I wasn't sure what I was saving them for, but now I know! Thank you for sharing this!

Jacqueline said...

This is so cute I can't stand it! :) Your stuff is always adorable! Thanks for sharing! I would love for you to visit me at Raindrops on Roses :)

Netty said...

wow its gorgeous, x

Patty said...

I have one of these watches. Great idea!

Susan @ Oh My! Creative said...

I have my grandfather's pocket watch - great project!

I would love if you would post it and share it with my readers! Join the Community and share any of your creative project!

Susan @ Oh My! Creative

Lauren said...

This is beautiful! I love your blog too! I'm your newest follower and I hope that you will link this up at my link party this week! You can find it here:

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

Carol this is sooo sweet!! I love the way you used the watch - it's so creative. Thanks for linking up - I featured you today!

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