Button Clock

Today I had a hankering to destroy something, then reincarnate it into something beautiful. And this clock fell into my line of fire.

Don’t be fooled by its sleek simplicity poking through the tulips. I had to stare at this boring 3 dollar clock for over a year.

My last clock was glorious…

but unfortunately it was attacked by an autistic boy, and I have been missing it ever since. 😦

Now, if you want to make a boring clock pretty, the first thing you gotta do is dissect it.

It helps if you have a random plastic mystical animal standing by to encourage you. This is Samuthél, my crafting mascot.

Cut out a circle of yer fave nice paper. You’ll have to do some tricky cutting to sneak it over the hands of the clock. I pushed a hole through the centre of the paper and cut a small slit going out from there. Then I glued it in place.

Next, arrange some buttons around the clock. Make sure they are not too thick, or else the hands will get stuck.

Then pick some better buttons and hot glue them in place. Mark out the perfect spots to put them. You want this clock to be accurate after all, although I do love to confuse people.

Put the clock back together and there you have it! A reincarnated button clock! Finally, a clock I can look at without getting angry… but there is just one final step…

Samuthél approves!

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Where Creativity and A.D.D. meet…on a blind date…under a bridge…and make a baby.
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5 Responses to Button Clock

  1. Nicolette says:

    I LOVE it! Such a good idea!!

  2. Can you provide us a pronunciation guide for the mascot please?

  3. Pingback: To Cage a Mockingbird | Busted Button

  4. thecraftyscientist says:

    Love all the buttons – so fun! Just wanted to let you know I featured it in my roundup of clock re-dos and makeovers here. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

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