Wednesday, October 20, 2010

It’s Halloween Time!

I’ve had parent/teacher conferences this week, so the homefront has suffered. Greatly. In an effort to post without having to post, I thought I’d show the project that I shared over at eighteen25 awhile ago. Enjoy!

Get it? It’s Halloween Time…my post is about a clock…if you put the two…ok. You get it. It’s not that funny.

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I’ve had this clock sitting in my basement for 7.9 years. I guess it’s time to use it. Get it? Time to…alright. Enough.

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The supplies you need to spookify a clock?

  • Uhhhh…a clock
  • I used my Silhouette machine for the webs, but I imagine you could even draw them freehand.
  • Glitter spiders courtesy of Pier One (I know! Pier One?)
  • Spray paint

Before you do anything else, make sure to lay your clock parts out in the order that you take them off and take a picture of it. Trust me on this one. You’ll refer to it once you want to put it back together.

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I spray painted the clock with some primer (since the background was so dark) and white glossy paint. I found a cool looking spider web on my Silhouette program and had it cut them in various sizes on some black vinyl.

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I knew from the beginning that I wanted some dimension to it, but I had no idea where I’d find the spiders. I literally stumbled upon them in the store, and they were exactly what I was looking for. I simply hot-glued the underside and stuck it onto the clock. Tip: I marked where the original numbers were on the clock on the back, so I would know where to place each spider.

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My total spent? $3.00 on the spiders. Everything else I already had on hand. It was an easy project!

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The only difficulty now if figuring out where I’m going to put it!

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33 comments:

Kelly and Sara said...

I love love love the spider clock

Sawdust and Paperscraps said...

I love this clock. I even bought 2 clocks I found at thrift stores with this in mind after I saw your original post. But, I don't have a cutting machine and I don't dare freehand something and I haven't figured out any other options. So they are still sitting in my garage, collecting dust! Love yours though!

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

This is totally cute! Very clever and I love it!

Kristen said...

I LOVE it!!! Will you please contact Dan and tell him to buy me a Silhouette for Christmas as well as a decent camera. My blog is starting to suffer without these things. ;) I had a dream I met O and G the other night and I didn't have my camera with me so NO ONE believed me.

I think I might be needing more sleep.

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

oooooh! love the new look of the blog!

Devonay@LumpkinAndMe said...

So totally cool! Love it!

devin said...

I love this! It looks amazing. I love Halloween decor!

Kara said...

AMAZING!!! I am head over heels for it!

FOUR ALL SEASONS said...

What a great idea! Love the black and white look and the spiders!!

Dream Mom said...

Wow, great clock!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Great project!

Jessica said...

what a great idea, it looks great!!!!!

Janet said...

This is such a fun idea! You're so creative!

Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

HOW CUTE!

jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Amazing!!!

Lisa said...

I love this! Very very cute idea!

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Great Halloween decor, and i love the new look of your blog!!

To The Moon and Back said...

really cute Halloween project! I LOOOOOVE the new Blog look!

Terri said...

This is truly amazing! I love it...doesn't seem to terribly hard to make. TFS!

The Savvy Moms Guide said...

Adorable!!!! Love it. Smiles~

Cap Creations said...

The clock is very neat! And oh wow your blog! Very pretty and classy!

Traci said...

You are UHmazing!!!! That was SICK!

Dream Mom said...

Love the new header!

Dawn said...

I love the clock !! So creative !! :)

fiberdoodles said...

I love this! Way too cute!! I also love your new blog design ;0)

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Oh my gosh, that is the cutest clock I've ever seen. But then again, I'm a Halloween junkie, so I guess it makes sense.

Take care,
Judy

Kathleen said...

I totally love the spider for digits! This project really makes me smile. Great job.

Embellished Bayou said...

LOVE this! Such a creative idea!

Sanity Fair said...

Really cute! I love the web pattern... if not the little 8-legged friends :) I love DIY from what I already have. It feels so resourceful!
-SF
P.S. I'm hosting a Marc Jacobs jewelry give away - I hope you'll stop by! http://sfair.blogspot.com/2010/10/marc-jacobs-give-away.html

Anonymous said...

loveeeeee the new design!!!!!!!!!!!

More Than A Mom said...

You did a great job on this! I'm inspired...

Mom Taxi Julie said...

That's so cute! I love holiday stuff but over the years I have less and less because I hardly have any storage!

Decor Girl said...

Love the clock! Excellent way to repurpose one of those "sitting in the basement" items we all have. Great idea!!!

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