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DIY Tales: Twine Wall Clock
By DIO Home Improvements on Oct 10, 2013
I couldn't find a clock I liked for my kitchen so I decided to make one. Here is how the final product came out!
1 wire coat hanger
Pair of wire cutters
Piece of wood (cut to desired size)
Paint (white and black or brown)
Clock kit (or take it from an old clock)
I used some extra wood I had on hand, this was mdf. You could make the clock any size to fit your needs. For my purposes, I had the length at 20" and the width at 16". Next, I used four screws to act as the corners of a box in the middle of this piece of mdf. The screws will anchor pieces of a wire coat hanger to form a rectangle in the middle. I just wrapped the cut pieces of coat hanger around the screws.
Don't use a pen to draw the rectangle on as I did ;) I had to go back and erase that off. Then I painted the piece of wood with white paint. I didn't want full coverage; I wanted it to look a little worn. This wire rectangle is where you will loop your twine through and anchor the twine, tied off, onto a nail where you form your numbers.
Below, you can see how the twine was attached to the nails. I left the strands of twine longer so I could hot glue them on the back that way the twine wraps around the sides.
Once I had all my twine numbers in place I used the clock mechanism from my old kitchen clock, I just attached it via a nail. The original hands on my clock mechanism were too small so I used black scrapbook paper and cut out longer hands and bigger arrowheads and hot glued them onto the old hands.
This project took a few hours to complete, the difficulty was very easy! I did have some trial and error on the placement of the nails but it worked out fairly easy! I hope you are inspired to make your own clock if you can't find one you love too!blog comments powered by Disqus