While exploring the vast maze of IKEA (Canada's Largest :P), I discovered the "Rusch" clock, a cheap item which just screams "MODIFY ME!!".
Well, Mr. Clock, you will get your wish.
The nice thing about this clock is how easy it is to disassemble. It's made of thin plastic, and most importantly, it's cheap! I figured now would be the best time to try my hand at steampunk, 'cause everyone else is!
Step 1: Materials and Tools
-2x "Rusch" Clock from IKEA (preferably with a clear casing). (approx. $6) (the second clock isn't mandatory, but it does help if you make any mistakes, etc.)
-Thin Cardboard (from soda boxes) ($3 on sale, drink the pop!)
-Paint (I'm using Enamel Paint) ($1-3 depending on colour)
-Thick Paper Leaves($0.50-$2, depending on colour/texture)
-Metallic Brads (or any other rivet substitute) ($5; got mine for $2.50 on sale; the more variety in sizes, the better)
If Installing LEDs:
-Colour Changing LEDs (5mm)
-2032 Button Cell Battery
-micro toggle switch
CAUTION: BE CAREFUL WHEN USING SHARP OBJECTS AND HIGH-SPEED TOOLS.
-Dremel/Rotary tool with various bits
-Sharpie or other writing utensil
-X-acto knife and/or Scalpel (Scalpel is better for precision cuts, only costs $4)
-Glue stick or spray adhesive
-Painting Tape (optional)
-Drill with bits
-Various Circular Objects *examples include a margarine container, and a pop bottle lid*
-Soldering Iron (Optional)