Fall is upon us, which means soon it will be time for most of the country to switch their clocks and “fall back.” We don’t participate in daylight savings time here in Arizona, but I still always have to be aware of it given that I have a lot of family and friends who live all over the country.
The past few months, I’ve been hard at work making tons of fall projects to decorate my home for a fall home tour that I participated in. One of the areas of our home that I decorated was a large niche in our built-in media center. The space is so large, which means that I need large items to fill it. Otherwise it just looks sparse. Other than our oven and microwave, we don’t have any clocks in the house. I’ve always wanted to make a rustic wooden clock and when one of my friends told me she had access to some wooden spools, I jumped at the chance to get one for a clock project.
Since the hole in the middle of the spool was so big, the clock mechanism would just fall right through. I bought some 1/4 x 4″ poplar boards at Home Depot that were 24″ long. 6 of them covered the face of the spool just perfectly.
I glued and stapled the boards down on top of the spool making sure that my staples didn’t end up going through one of the holes in the spool. Once that was all done, I grabbed my jigsaw and cut around the edge. It wasn’t a perfectly round cut, so I sanded the edges down with my orbital sander and 120 grit sandpaper.
I flipped the spool over and grabbed some drill bits to drill holes through the 1/4″ poplar to recreate the holes in the spool (minus the large one in the middle). The larger holes required a 1″ paddle drill bit. I also drilled a hole in the middle to allow the shaft of the clock mechanism to fit through.
I ordered these 3″ metal numbers on Etsy. They weren’t the original font that I ordered, but I really wanted the clock done for my fall home tour, so I just went with it. They have such an awesome rusty patina to them and they ended up working perfectly for the clock!
I used Krazy Glue to attach the letters to the clock face. It worked perfectly. I always smile whenever I see Krazy Glue because I can’t help but think of “The Kragle” in the Lego Movie.
When I attached the numbers. I set the clock hands to 12:00 and then glued those numbers down. I then worked my way around the clock, turning the minute hand until the hour hand hit each hour and I glued the remaining numbers down.
Normally, you would not need this much glue to glue your numbers down, but these numbers had a lip on the bottom of them, which caused them to not sit perfectly flush. I had to put the Krazy Glue on a bit thicker so that it would bond the wood and metal together. The gel formula was perfect for this though and there wasn’t any sort of mess when I flipped my numbers over to glue them down.
Once all of my numbers were glued down, I let them dry for a bit. Then it was ready for it’s new home in the large niche in my media center.
I love how the clock turned out and it is so perfect with my fall decor. I may have to make more of these clocks as gifts for Christmas! It was so easy to make and the Krazy Glue made attaching the numbers so easy!
Do you use Krazy Glue for your DIY crafts and projects? What would you make? Here are a few reasons why Krazy Glue is so great to use!
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