Gears Cottage Clock
With gear clock hands, metal wire and metal washers in place of numerals, this crafted clock has a rustic, artistic feel. This homemade clock would make a great gift for Father's Day.
- Walnut Hollow® #27632 Cottage Clock - medium
- Walnut Hollow® #27283 Clock Hands - Gears
- Walnut Hollow® #TQ500P Clock Movement with Hands
- Walnut Hollow® #26443 Creative Drill™ (use smallest drill bit)
- Distressed papers - four with a medium value & one light (Basic Grey)
- Metal washers - four 3/4” & twelve 1/2”
- Metal brads - four black & eight antique
- Metal eye screws - fourteen assorted small
- 20 Gauge silver wire - fourteen 4” pieces
- Zip Dry paper glue (Beacon Adhesives)
- Acrylic paint - Soft Black (DecoArt Americana)
- Other Supplies: AA battery, scissors, pinking edgers, brown inkpad, 1/8” circle punch, cellophane tape, pencil, fine sandpaper, paper towel
- Cut four 5” squares from medium distressed papers. Place papers on work surface so that wrong side faces up, butting edges together to form a 10” square. Place cellophane tape over edges of squares to join them.
- Place wood clock symmetrically on top of squares and draw around edge with pencil. Cut out shape along drawn line. Antique front edge of paper shape with brown ink, using a small piece of dry sponge or paper towel.
- Cut a 5” circle from light distressed paper with pinking edgers. Cut a 4” circle from center of 5” circle. Antique edges of paper ring with brown ink. Glue ring to center of paper clock shape.
- Glue large washers on ring, lining them up with edges of paper squares. Glue small washers on top of large washers and evenly spaced between large washers. Punch 1/8” holes in paper inside washers. Attach black brads to holes in large washers. Attach antique brads to holes in small washers.
- Lightly sand clock. Paint back and sides of clock with Soft Black. Let dry. Sand painted black surface to distress it. Glue assembled paper clock shape to wood shape.
- Drill starter holes close to ends of straight edges on sides of clock. Screw eyes into holes. Insert a piece of wire through each set of holes with ends even on both sides and then wrap wire ends back around wire to secure it.
- Attach clock movement to wood clock, following manufacturer’s instructions.