Brighten Up Any Wall With a Pinwheel Clock

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A few years ago we remodeled our house and in addition to another bedroom we added on a craft room. Over time this little room has become a creative haven for the entire family; the walls are filled with our crafty makings … Continue reading

TO DO Clock

Walnut Hollow

By Chris Wallace for Walnut Hollow

To Do ClockI thought that this would be very appropriate for my final blog post – a “To Do” Clock! I’m retiring and I hope “to do” more of what time hasn’t allowed for before.  I hope I have time to do more creating – it’s at the top of my list.

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You will need 2 Modern Plaques for this project. Both of them are Savannah Plaques – one is larger and one is smaller and thinner. They work well together because they have the same shape. Decide where you will place the clock movement on the large Savannah Plaque. Mark the hole location with a pencil. Use a drill with a 3/8” drill bit to make the hole.

Using a large flat brush, apply DecoArt® Americana® Chalkboard Paint in Black to the large Savannah Plaque. Use a large flat brush to apply DecoArt® Americana® Indian Turquoise to the smaller Savannah Thin Plaque. To make the turquoise plaque ready for chalk, apply DecoArt® Americana® Chalkboard Paint in Clear to the top surface. The Clear Chalkboard paint is great because you can turn any color into a chalkboard.

Use Marvy® Chalk Markers to add clock numbers and details to both plaques. I used white on the black chalkboard and red on the “To Do” list. Use Tombow® MONO Multi Liquid Glue to adhere the Savannah Thin Plaque to the large Savannah Plaque.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAttach the clock movement (TQ700P – with the 3/4″ shaft) and hands following the manufacturer’s instructions on the back of the packaging. Insert an AA battery and set the time.

I hope you have enjoyed creating with me. It has been my pleasure to share with you what I love to do. Now I’m off to retirement and to do more of what makes me happy!

BOO Time!

By Chris Wallace for Walnut Hollow

Time for some Throwback Thursday Blogs! Hope you enjoy appropriate Blogs that we will repeat and hope you enjoy one more time………pun intended!

Boo Clock

It’s getting to be a scary “time” of the year and “time” for Halloween! So…….I thought it was “time” for a  Halloween Clock. I saw these great Halloween buttons by Buttons Galore & More many months ago and wanted to use them to make a Clock. They have lots more Halloween styles and Buttons Galore – check them out here: http://www.buttonsgaloreandmore.com/

I started by misting a small wood clock with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Black Magic. Great name for the color. Look closely at the finished clock and you can see the gold glimmer. Love using this mist – so easy and there is never a need to seal the wood first. In fact, you shouldn’t seal the wood before using Glimmer Mist.

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While the mist is drying, choose the button pieces out of the package that you want to represent the numbers. Once you have them picked out, you’ll need to cut the shank off the back of the buttons.  I used a heavy duty pair of scissors or use a wire cutter tool. It is a good idea to also use a sanding stick to sand down more of the shank to get the back of the button as flat as possible.

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sanding shanks

Once the buttons are prepared, place a Power Tab from Tombow® over the cut shank. Power Tabs really work the best for embellishments and things like this. Remove the backing from the Tab and press the button in place.

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I used this clock movement since I already had my “numbers” on the clock. Follow the manufactures directions on the back of the package to attach the movement and hands on the clock surface. Add an AA battery, set the time and you’re ready to hang your clock.

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Have a safe and spooky Halloween!

Hope you enjoyed our Halloween Clock again………..check back tomorrow for a great new, and EASY, Halloween project – I think you’ll like it!

TIMEKEEPER Clock

by Chris Wallace

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It was fun turning a Basswood Canvas into a clock! Of course, anything you can drill a hole in can become a clock. You’ll need to use a 3/8” drill bit for the correct size hole in the item to hold any Walnut Hollow® clock movement.

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Start by using a pencil and ruler to find the center of the Basswood Canvas  – I used one that was 8” x 8”. Drill the hole in the center, then you’re ready to stain the wood.

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To add color to the wood, it was really easy to use Tim Holtz® Distress Stains (Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Frayed Burlap and Peeled Paint) because you can simply use the sponge applicators on the bottles to both add the color and blend the colors together.

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After the Stains were completely dry – they dry quickly – I stamped the surface with Tim Holtz® Clear Stamps – Urban Grunge. Use Imagine Crafts Versa-Fine™ Ink to stamp each image.

Add the chain and hammer small nails just above the chandlier stamped images to hold the chain in place – the other end of the chain is nailed to the edge of the Canvas. Add a Tim Holtz® Idea-ology® Ornate Plate in the center of the Canvas so the clock movement shaft will be in the center. Glue the Plate with Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue for a secure adhesion.

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OK. Now comes the fun part! Use the Creative Versa-Tool® with the Alphabet Hot Stamps to add the word T-I-M-E-K-E-E-P-E-R.

After reading all manufacturer’s instructions found inside the Creative Versa-Tool, use pliers to attach “R” Hot Stamp alphabet letter on the Tool. Secure the Tool Stand to your work surface with tape. Place the tool on the stand and plug into an electric outlet, turn the Versa-Temp control dial between the Orange and Red Zones and heat for 4-5 minutes.

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I started at the top right corner of the Canvas and spelled the word backwards to ensure that the spacing was correct. Begin with hot stamping the letter “R”. Remove the letter with pliers and drop the letter into a glass or ceramic dish. Attach the letter E” on tool and proceed with each letter until you are finished. When the word is complete, turn the Versa-Temp control to “O” (OFF) and let cool on stand.

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Now you are ready to add the clock movement, hands and numbers. For this clock, I used a clock movement with a 3/8″ shaft to fit the thickness of the wood surface.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe back of the package has the instructions for attaching the clock movement to the Canvas. Just follow along. Once you have the hands on as instructed, place the adhesive numbers that are included with the clock movement at the 12 – 3 – 6 – and 9 o’clock positions. I start with 12, move straight down to the 6, then go to the 3 and 9.

Add the AA battery, set the time and your TIMEKEEPER is ready to hang on the wall or sit on a tabletop for display.

Medallion Clock

If you are coming from Donna Salazar Designs then you are in the right place!

Welcome to the Third Annual Handmade Holidays blog hop!! The best crafters, designers, and makers have come together to create and share  a series of thoughtful, handmade gifts for the holidays during this 3 day blog hop. Our goal is to inspire you to create something from the heart this holiday season as well as share how to use our products in fun, innovative ways. We intend this hop to serve as a resource to you for this holiday season and for years to come.

Hop along to each blog in the list. Each day, from November 1 through November 3, 2013, we’ll be posting a brand new list of blogs to hop to. Comment on each blog, share your favorite posts over social media, and then use the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom of each post to enter to win the Grand Prize, a gift basket filled with crafty swag from the companies on the hop! We’re ready to inspire, share, and create – are you ready to hop?

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Enter to win the Walnut Hollow Blog Prize by commenting on our projects this week and liking us on facebook! (Pictured below.) Package includes Rustic Wood LedgeMedallion PlaqueClock Movement, and Clock Hands! We will be drawing the winner from the comments on Walnut Hollow Craft blog only. Winner will be announced Monday- 11/4/13.

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A clock is a great gift. A HANDMADE clock is an even better gift (especially for those people in your life who never seem to make it anywhere on time.) That was my thought process when trying to decide what to create for Handmade Holiday. I am a huge fan of ethnic looking patterns and Moroccan inspired motifs so when I saw a line of product that used this style on the Sizzix website, I knew I wanted to create a trendy clock with one of our Modern Plaques.

Medallion Clock I chose the Walnut Hollow Medallion Modern Plaque as my clock surface. I love all of the Modern Plaque shapes, but this one stuck out to me for as a great shape for a clock.

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First I had to find the center of the plaque. Once I was happy with the point I had determined as the center, I drilled a hole through the plaque using a ¾ inch drill bit. I then sanded the surface to prepare it for painting.

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I found these amazing Moroccan inspired buttons, embellishments and chipboard by Sizzix. I immediately knew I wanted to use them as numbers on my clock. The patterns and motifs complemented the Medallion Plaque’s shape perfectly.

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To prepare my clock surface I spray painted it gold with Krylon Metallic Spray Paint.

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I let it dry then added a rich blue color that I mixed together to the face of the clock. There is a faint line on the edge of the plaque that I used as a guideline for my paint brush.

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I picked out the buttons and embellishments that I wanted to use as numbers. The buttons had rings on the back that I had to pull out. I used a pair of pliers to wiggle them out of the back. It was a simple process.

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I used a Sizzix 4″ Circle Die and the Sizzix Big Shot to cut through the Chipboard.

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I glued the circle to the middle of the clock and used scissors to poke a hole in the center. I used the scissors to shape a hole in the chipboard that was 3/4″ so that it sat right above the hole that was drilled into the wood.

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To adhere the “numbers” to the wood I used Tombow Power Tabs. I decided where each button and embellishment should go and pushed them into place.

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I then added the Walnut Hollow Clock Movements and hands according the the manufacturers directions which can be found on the back of the package.

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Clocks are so much fun to make- and even more fun to give as gifts! If you enter to win our prize package by commenting on our blog hop posts and win the prize you will have all of the Walnut Hollow product necessary to make a clock of your own!

Clearsnap http://blog.clearsnap.com

Craft Attitude  http://www.jonathanfongstyle.com/blog/

Smoothfoam http://www.smoothfoam.com/blog/

Donna Salazar Designs  http://donnasalazardesigns.blogspot.com/

Walnut Hollow https://walnuthollowcrafts.wordpress.com/

100 Proof Press http://www.100proofpress.com/_blog/Blog

Graphic45 http://g45papers.typepad.com/

ICE Resin http://iceresin.com/icequeen/

Stampendous http://stampendousblog.wordpress.com/

Sizzix – Eileen Hull Designs http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/

Graphic 45 – Romy Veul – http://scrapstuffandmore.blogspot.nl/

Clearsnap – Steph Ackerman http://stephaniescraps.blogspot.com/

Sizzix – Tami Mayberry http://tamimayberry.blogspot.com/

100 Proof Press – Vicki O’Dell http://www.vickiodell.com

ICE Resin – Cindy Cima Edwards http://www.cindycima.com/

Donna Salazar Designs – Nadia Canizzohttp://samnadia.blogspot.com/

Graphic 45 – Susan Lui  http://luv2scrap-pages.blogspot.com/

Smoothfoam – Lindsay Obermeyer http://loops.typepad.com/serendipity/

Donna Salazar Designs – Tracey Sabella http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Clearsnap – Meihsia Liu http://meihsia.blogspot.com/

Next go to 100 Proof Press to see what they have going on for Handmade Holiday!

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BOO Time!

Boo Clock

It’s getting to be a scary “time” of the year and “time” for Halloween! So…….I thought it was “time” for a  Halloween Clock. I saw these great Halloween buttons by Buttons Galore & More many months ago and wanted to use them to make a Clock. They have lots more Halloween styles and Buttons Galore – check them out here: http://www.buttonsgaloreandmore.com/

I started by misting a small wood clock with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Black Magic. Great name for the color. Look closely at the finished clock and you can see the gold glimmer. Love using this mist – so easy and there is never a need to seal the wood first. In fact, you shouldn’t seal the wood before using Glimmer Mist.

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While the mist is drying, choose the button pieces out of the package that you want to represent the numbers. Once you have them picked out, you’ll need to cut the shank off the back of the buttons.  I used a heavy duty pair of scissors or use a wire cutter tool. It is a good idea to also use a sanding stick to sand down more of the shank to get the back of the button as flat as possible.

cut shanks

sanding shanks

Once the buttons are prepared, place a Power Tab from Tombow® over the cut shank. Power Tabs really work the best for embellishments and things like this. Remove the backing from the Tab and press the button in place.

cover shank

I used this clock movement since I already had my “numbers” on the clock. Follow the manufactures directions on the back of the package to attach the movement and hands on the clock surface. Add an AA battery, set the time and you’re ready to hang your clock.

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Have a safe and spooky Halloween!