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Monday, December 2, 2013

Good morning and hello Monday!
It's already December 2nd, time for that Christmas Decor. 

I wanted to share a step by step tutorial today for this clock. 
 I know you can go anywhere and buy a cheap Christmas clock, 
but I love to create my own decor, so I went to Michaels and grabbed
a wood circle, and clock kit at 40% off and went crazy! :) 
 Every detail is mine and it costs me maybe all of 10.00!
Start with your wooden circle. I had hubby drill a 5/16" hold int he center. 
Now getting to the center of the circle was tricky but after that it was easy. 
 Spray paint the edges and sides GOLD because realistically
I didn't make it for Christmas if I didn't spray paint it GOLD somewhere! haha
After that I took these cool Color Shine pieces from the Heidi Swapp line.
I used the Color Shine mist to mist them. 
I lined u how I wanted the clock to look. 
My clock was almost 9" so I used my Silhouette to trim out a 8.5" circle
so the gold painted edges would show a little. 
And I used my Xyron 9" Creative Station to adhere to circle. 
I love the Xyron 9" Creative Station because the adhesive coverage
is perfectly even- no bubbles, no warping just adhesive!
I used the Color Shine mist to add a little coordinating color on the clock. 
Wiped off the excess then applied the sticker circle. 
Then I punch out the hole in the middle. 
Then I added the clock bases leaving the hands off. 
Now run the banner and Color Magic accessories through the 
Xyron 9" Creative Station- press and rub firmly.
How adorable is this embossed Color Magic circle in the center? I love it!
After I applied the Color Magic Circle-  I put the clock hands on. 
Because I wanted to be able to know if they touched the embellishments. 
Now apply the banner and flowers. 
Put the rub-ons on the face of the clock. 
Use the Xyron 3/16" Adhesive Dots to apply the pearl strand.
Now remember that adhesive sheet from the 8.5" circle? The one from the
Xyron 9" Creative Station? These are perfect for sticking alphabet onto so you can spritz them!
I stuck them right on the sheet, then peeled them off. 
Now because I over misted mine- I had to wipe the backs off and 
apply more adhesive. Normally I would just lightly mist them and peel them 
off when dry- but I went crazy LOL 
Anyways I simply wiped off the back and ran them through the
Then take a ruler and apply the numbers. 
Add liquid pearls or stickles if desired.
The clock kit came with a hanger so it hangs perfectly!
I cannot wait to hang it up!
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Happy Monday friends! :)
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3 comments:

Daria RzepczyƄska said...

Great idea, thanks for sharing! :)

cghundley said...

Very pretty and
would be fun for
Christmas use.
Carla from Utah

Janis said...

Well, of course you have to use gold!! Besides, it is soooooo pretty. What a great project!!
<3 J

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