With the weather warming up and the beautiful flowers blooming it’s a great time for a wedding! If you are planning a wedding soon, this is a unique idea for a wedding guest “book.” One of my favorite fairy tale stories of all time is the story about Beauty and the Beast. It’s such a great love story! I wanted to make a clock keepsake guest book that could be hung on a wall in the newlyweds home and cherished forever. I couldn’t think of a better love story theme for a clock than a “Tale as old as time.” This project is so simple using these great Walnut Hollow clock kits but it adds such a fun and unique element to remember your guests.
Here is what you will need to make your own Wedding clock guest book:
- Walnut Hollow Gallery Clock surface
- 3/8″ Clock Movement kit
- Classic Clock Hands
- Walnut Hollow Creative Versa-Tool® Wood burner with a Flow point tip
- Wood stain
- Graphite tracing paper
- Satin finish sealant
- Foam paint brush
Using a wood stain of your choice, stain your gallery clock surface. I used a dark Oak stain. The Gallery Clock surface comes smooth and ready to use, which I love!
Add your numbers around the face of the clock. This is simple to do if you divide it like a pie into four sections, and then each of those four sections into 3 sections.
Trace the words onto the clock surface using graphite tracing paper. You can freehand this if you’d rather.
Use your Creative Versa-Tool® wood burner to burn the clock numbers and your words into the surface of the clock. I like to use the flow point tip on my wood burner for lettering because it glides over the wood smoothly.
With a foam paint brush apply a satin finish sealant on the clock surface. Sealing the clock adds durability to the finish.
Assemble the clock pieces following the easy directions included on the clock movement package. This was my first time assembling a clock on my own, and it couldn’t have been easier!
Now you have a beautiful clock with room to have your guests sign.
A permanent marker works great on the sealed wood surface.
I love finding unique guest books at weddings. Do you have a favorite you’ve seen?
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After studying Culinary Arts in Portland Oregon, Kelli went back home to the sunny South West where she decided she wanted to do different kinds of Art. This busy mom of three spends all of her available free time creating in her Craft Shack “she shed” where she can be found burning wood, repurposing old stuff, playing with clay, and painting just about anything she can get her hands on.