Step 1: Design
Step 2: Materials
-- exacto knife
-- dremel (optional, but use something similar)
-- drill press (optional, but it makes the project easier)
-- hot glue gun
-- paint brushs
-- clock mechanism
-- poster board (something rigid but cutable for the backing of the clock)
-- colord paper or paint swatches
-- small storage box
Step 3: Cutting Out the Squares
So now you have to cut out squares because without them you would just have the clock mechanism hanging on the wall. what i did to make this process easier was i went to HOME DEPOT and got a perfectly square paint swatch. Than i put it down on the colored paper and traced them. The colored paper i used was notebook covers and paper folders i got at the dollar store. You need 4 squares for each color.
Step 4: Make the Pattern
PAY ATTENTION TO WHICH SQUARES OVERLAP AND WHICH GO UNDER
Step 5: Tape the Squares Together
Step 6: Trace the Pattern & Clock
When you are happy with the way it looks. Take a pencil and trace around the edges of all the squares. Try not to move them around to much. Also put the clock mechanism in the middle and trace around it. Trace inside the gaps between the squares to so you can cut them out later.
Step 7: Cut Out the Pattern
Step 8: Glue Squares to Posater Board
Now you want to take the squares you taped together and the poster board you cut out. Position the squares on top of the board on the matching arms and glue them. Then if there are any edges showing you can go back and trim them with the exacto knife.
Step 9: The Storage Box
Now you'll want to get some kind of storage box for the clock, unless you want to glue it directly to the board. Now since my box was to big, i decided to cut it down to size. Now you want to glue the cap back together, But leave the box in two pieces.
Step 10: More Glueing
Step 11: PAINT BRUSHS!!!
For the big one, since it is to big to work as is i cut a notch in it where i will drill the hole so that it could sit low enough to leave room for the top brush. Then i cut the hole and fit it on the clock but i had to glue it to get it to work like a clock. BUT DON'T GLUE THEM UNTIL LAST.
I glued them before to test if they would work and they did. They also fell off after a while and cause i was touching them to much and i used crazy glue instead of hot glue. For the small paint brush i cut the hole the same size as the minute arm. But dont drill all the way through since its the top piece and it will look nicer. I positioned the small brush lower then where i put the big brush so it is visible and so you can tell the difference between the hour and minute hands. I also had to make the small brush lighter because of where i drilled the hole. It was heavy on one side so i drilled some more holes in it. but not all the way through of course. You also want to make sure the side that you drill is the side with the writing.