Wednesday, June 8, 2011

DIY Doily Clock Tutorial



Recently, I fell in love with crocheting doilies.  But I don't know what to do with them.  I am thinking to frame it, but then I have a hard time to find the frames that I like and the price is right.  Then I thought maybe I can just glue in a piece of painted wood.  It will be cheaper than a frame and it adds more personality.  However, I am not an artist, I don't really paint, so I looked at my fabrics stash, I have so many nice fabrics that I bought from Japan which I planned to make purses.  And one idea after one idea, Dada....  My Doily Clock is born!

Anyway, I went to AC Moore to look for a piece of wood, and I found something better than my original idea, I found a wood box.  It is better to hide the clock than a piece of wood, and I think it looks better too.

here is a little tutorial:

Materials:
- Doily
- Wood Box (you can buy it at chained craft stores)
- Clock (you can buy it at chained craft stores)
- Fabric
- Fabric Glue

First, drill a hole in the center of the wood box.




Then, glue the fabrics on the box, I used spray glue which I have at home, you can buy this at craft stores.




Put the clock on the wood box.



Glue the doily on the wood box.  I used regular fabric glue.


Put the clock arms.


Dada...  Doily clock is done!!  I called it Love Clock, because my hubby and I made it together.  :)

3 comments:

tinyknit said...

Love your Love Clock! Thanks for posting the instructions!

NameThatCandy said...

I am glad that you enjoy it!

SJ Scott said...

Way cool! I just love this creative way to use doilies!