My Star Wars Clock Make-Over

May 12, 2012

Star Wars Clock | allonsykimberly.com

I bought this clock a long time ago from Goodwill. It was still in its original packaging, but had been donated from the store [most likely Target] because the little handles that hold the back of the clock in place had been broken.

Star Wars Clock | allonsykimberly.com

An easy enough fix, but I never got around to doing it. I had put in pictures of various landmarks that the husband and I would like to visit someday, but that was back when I first bought it [almost two years ago] and I’ve been itching to change it up.

The first thing I needed to do was paint the face white instead of the icky cream color it was originally.

Star Wars Clock | allonsykimberly.com

I unscrewed the clock face from the frame and covered the hands with painter’s tape since I wanted to leave those black.

Star Wars Clock | allonsykimberly.com

Then I took it outside and gave it a good 2-3 coats of white spray paint.

Star Wars Clock | allonsykimberly.com

Funny story: I actually got carded at the craft store when I was buying the spray paint. Apparently I don’t even look older than 18. Not surprising – most people assume I’m in junior high. One day I’ll be thankful for that…

Next I needed to decide what pictures to fill the clock with. After much deliberation, we [mostly I] decided to go with a Star Wars theme. I whipped up some minimalist style prints on the computer, print/cut them out to fit in the clock frames, and laid them out in the order I thought looked best.

Star Wars Clock | allonsykimberly.com

I used clear tape to hold the pictures in place behind the face of the clock.

Star Wars Clock | allonsykimberly.com
[please ignore the kitty hairs stuck in the tape – one of the perks of being a cat momma]

Now I needed to fix the handles on the back of the clock. I did this by simply cutting the tips off popsicle sticks and hot gluing them onto the original handles.

Star Wars Clock | allonsykimberly.com

All that was left now was to clean the glass and put the whole thing back together.

Star Wars Clock | allonsykimberly.com

Yay for DIY geeky d├ęcor! I love the simpleness of the pictures and the cohesive, bright colors. I’m so pumped to have this hanging in our living room! Am I the coolest wife or what?

UPDATE: You can now download the pictures I made here to make your own Star Wars clock!


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11 comments:

Crafty Mischief said...

Yes! My son would just die over this clock! I love it! Thanks for sharing! :)

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

Love this! You are featured at this week's Pinteresting Party
! Thanks for linking up.

Camille @ Growing Up Gabel said...

The possibilities with that clock! I love the Star Wars theme!!

Earning-My-Cape said...

This is sooo cool!!!
Visiting from a Pinteresting Party! :-)

Bethany Craftfox said...

What a great idea! We'd love to include the Star Wars clock on CraftFoxes.com as a how-to. Interested? Feel free to email me at bethany@craftfoxes.com.

alittlebitme.com said...

That is an AWESOME clock!! Amazing. I love it!! I would love to do an Avengers style one!!

The Mandatory Mooch said...

Love this idea!! Thank you so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays last week. Hope to see you again this week!! The party is live at http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/08/tasty-thursdays-3.html

Nichi – The Mandatory Mooch

Shelby Greenhill said...

Hi! Love this! I am making this for my teacher, could I get a link of the same prints you used? They are to DIE for! :)

Shelby Greenhill said...

My Email is S.Greenhill_AllenJSA@Yahoo.com :)

Earn Online said...

Damn it looks awesome... I bet people of all age would luv this especially kids :)

Thanks for sharing it :D

Cheers,
MJ

Mel the Crafty Scientist said...

Love your blog and this project - so creative and fun! Just wanted to let you know I featured it in my roundup of clock re-dos and makeovers here. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )

-Mel the Crafty Scientist