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Hey there! 🙂
Fun project just completed! I made a custom clock using Cricut Design Space and I’m in LOVE! A BIG clock is just what I need up at my cottage in the pines. We finished a remodel last summer and I’m decorating it next month. This clock is going to look so cool. I love the mountains but I also love the beach so I’ve chosen a color scheme that is also very beachy with a cottage style. I love to repurpose for my Cricut home decor designs. You want to see what I started with? Yep! It’s a 23″ round initial plaque I got at a hobby store for $6 clearance.
So here’s how I made it!
SUPPLIES NEEDED: Circular wood surface (I repurposed a large 23″ circular decor item) 1 clock movement mechanism part Paint for background design on clock Cricut machine, mat, and tools for cutting and adhering the vinyl Cricut vinyl (I used white glossy outdoor vinyl) I think the metallic vinyl could look cool on a clock too! Cricut Design Space for the clock face (numbers, custom design, name, quote, initials–whatever) STEPS:
- Paint your clock backing as desired. I wasn’t sure what design I wanted when I first painted it white then I went with a watercolor type paint stripes. (and I love it) I may do a future tutorial for that process if I get some interest.
- Add your clock mechanism and determine where your numbers will go. Here’s a great tutorial for that part if you need it.
- Measure your clock and determine what size and style of numbers you want and any other designs for the Cricut machine. I used post it notes to lay it out. I wanted large kind of funky numbers and I chose to use the font Allspice Alternates for my numbers and Pinsetter Middles for my cottage font.
- Now it’s time to use Cricut Design Space! If you don’t have it, here are the deets on it:
Will I be required to use cartridges with the Cricut?
Here’s the cool part —–>> The answer is NO! After painting my clock I made my custom clock using Cricut Design Space in 4 easy steps: Once you’ve cut your design you’ll need to adhere it to the clock in your designated spots.There are many tutorials on how to place the vinyl. I think this post is long enough for today! I’m still getting good at it myself. It gets better with practice. 🙂 I noticed a couple of flaws after I took photos. I’ll be fixing it but I’m not going to mention what they are so hopefully you won’t focus on them like I am. (ahhhh — insert funny face here)
And here is the custom clock using Cricut Design Space!
And some detail!
I’m telling you that the Cricut machine is the best tool to have for DIY projects and I’m loving mine! and right now you can trade up your old machine for the new Cricut Explore 2 and get $50 off your purchase.
I can’t wait to get this up to the cottage!
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