Got a few bucks and a couple minutes? Then this easy clock can change your life.
Not really but I’m good with exaggerating. like really good.
And I’m not exaggerating about one thing…it literally cost me less than $5 and was REALLY easy.
So here’s how I did this rocket-science….first buy a cheapo clock at Walmart (or a yard sale or a thrift store or whatever). Mine was $3.97 and then I needed one piece of scrapbook paper. This one wasn’t my favorite but I was trying to get a certain color scheme so it works for now.
Do not steal the clock. Jesus is watching.
Okay…now that I legally obtained a clock, I unscrew the screws on the back. There were six. That’s irrelevant.
CAREFULLY. I repeat. CAREFULLY remove the front (which includes a pane of glass)…
Then it’s time to stop time. Literally.
Remove the hands carefully. That sounds like a surgeon move. Or a piece of advice that someone should have given Miley before the VMAs.
Break out the scrapbook paper and grab the plastic front piece (the glass front will need to be removed first!).
Then using a pencil, I just simply traced the inside of the front plastic frame onto the paper and cut out the line (on the line? cut out the circle on the line? with the line? I feel like I’m overthinking that.).
To punch the little circle, I laid the scrapbook circle over the clock and the little ‘stem’ that is still popped up, I gently marked with a dot. And then using a circle-punch tool (aka a screwdriver), I pushed through the dot.
I used an Elmer’s glue stick to attach the new front. There is no science to this step. Just shmear and press.
Then I just put every thing back together and bada boom…a customized clock.
Not bad for under $5, huh?! I think I need one of these in every room of the house. I have no concept of time. This might help…probably not but a girl could dream 🙂