Easily made clock using old comic books, picture books or other papers. I made this as a gift for my son.
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
I used the following
•3/4 inch wood clock base (~$7). I used a circle though other shapes are available.
•clock mechanism for a 3/4 inch clock base ($~7).
•comic books ($.50 each, I used 3)
•a can of spray finish
Step 2: Design the Clock Face
flip through the comic books and choose which images or parts of images you want to use. Cut the images out and place them on the clock face. Paint the modge podge over and under the first few pieces to secure them to the clock base.
continue adding images paiting both sides until the whole clock is covered.
The images should overhang the edge to get full coverage of the face.
Step 3: Modge Podge Twice
Let the modge podge dry then add a second coat them. Let the clock dry completely. Once dry spray with the face with clear coat. This helps protect the face.
Step 4: Trim the Excesses
Using an exacto knife or box cutter trim the excess paper from around the face.
Step 5: Assemble the Clock
Follow the manufacturer directions to assemble the clock mechanism to set the time.
I decided not to use numbers on the clock. If you want to use them they are the last piece to install. You can paint the numbers ans hands with nail polish to help them stand out.
Step 6: Enjoy and Admire
hang your clock and enjoy. post pictures of your clock so we can all see what you've done.
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