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Thursday, December 8, 2011

The attack of the DIY bug...

I got the DIY bug yesterday. I'm not sure how that's going to work itself out over the weekend, but we'll see. I've created a list of things (crafts & recipes alike) that I'd love to make. So beware: you may pop over on Monday to see a whole new side of me... the crafty side.

So, in honor of my impending trip down DIY Ln., I thought I'd pull an old DIY project out of the archives to show off. I'm still really proud of this project - it hangs in my office & still gets complimented on a regular basis, which is all I've ever wanted.

This project began when I came across this clock on Target's website:

This will be the second thing in my kitchen… I’m never on time!

But, this clock is $99... not exactly how much I wanted to spend that particular day. So I made my own.

DIY: Whatever I'm Late Anyways Clock

I went to Hobby Lobby, and spent $30 on these materials...
if I had been more patient, I probably could have gotten most of this
1/2 off next week, but I wanted it now.
I painted the square canvas a "Cafe Au Lait" color.
And once that was dry, I started stenciling in the numbers...
Keeping with the brown theme, I chose "Dark Espresso"
I chose too big of stencils, but I made due, so not every
number made it onto the canvas... but I'm cool with that.
I then stenciled in the phrase:
"Whatever, I'm late anyways"
I taped the individual letters together, so they would stay
on the canvas better while painting them.
And voila! I had the clock face made...
So then, I used these clock pieces... & my X-Acto knife to cut
a hole in the canvas and put it all together.
Here's the final product!!!
Complete with a hanging wire in the back that I installed too.

Not bad for an impromptu, "I need to have this now" project, huh? I was rather impressed with myself ♥


And now, a year later, it's still hanging on my office wall...

{Happy Thursday!}


  1. oh my goodness, i love this idea!!!

    megs [at] Shine On

  2. bla haha this is so cute!!! I LOVE IT!!

  3. I totally hear you about the DIY bug. I made 6 blankets this year to give as Christmas presents and last year I made cute reversible bags for my nieces.

  4. This is such a cute clock, I need one of these!

  5. This is such a fun clock! Great DIY work, my friend!

  6. nice diy
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  7. ok I'm quite impressed. awesome!

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  9. You just inspired me! I may try something like this over my Christmas break. It turned out amazing!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

  10. I love this clock! It would be so cute hanging in my office. I just might have to try making one like it!

  11. That is SO cute! I love that you didn't want to wait for sales or coupons! :p And love your office decor... the willow tree angles are precious!

  12. love diy projects!! and i love those clock kits. i've made clocks from just about anything. Enter my STYLEMINT giveaway for 5 free shirts! Create profile to enter.