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So yeah, I’m a cyber stalker. I’m constantly stalking my friends and relatives watching and waiting to see what they share, what they pin, what they secretly desire so I can get them the best gifts ever!
I try to put a lot of thought and care into gift giving… one day I will give a gift so wonderful that the clouds will part, cheesy music will play, a light will shine from the heavens onto my gift, the angels will sing, and the recipient will shed a tear of utter gratefulness and surprise when they open this gift to surpass all gifts. Okay, so maybe not. My husband says I can be a bit dramatic but I don’t understand why!
Anyway. Remember about a year ago when Pinterest was just a speck on the web? Well, my sister actually had an account and I was stalking her on a platform that she didn’t even realize I was on…. so, in this case I guess that could be seen as the bad type of stalking. Oh well, she’s my sister, it’s cool. Anyway. She pinned this clock:
Whatever, I’m Late Anyways.
So, of course, I pinned this clock too. (unfortunately the pin link doesn’t take you to the original source—it was actually out of a catalog) I knew that something like this would be pretty easy to replicate for her. And now, over a year later, I’m finally getting around to it for her birthday next week.
Instead of cork (like this one is made of- I finally found it at Nordstrom and there was NO WAY I was spending what they wanted on it!) I used a simple canvas from Hobby Lobby:
Yeah, a 2 pack for 5.99 is much more my speed!
So, I just painted the canvas a nice khaki color. It took two coats to look really good.
Then I got this clock kit from that new favorite craft store I told you about a few weeks ago for like $6- Consumer Crafts ROCKS! I simply cut a hole into the middle of the canvas (I just used a screwdriver- nothing fancy).
And put the clock into the center following the directions on the kit.
Then I was planning on using my Silhouette Cameo to cut some vinyl for the lettering and numbers but it was giving me technical difficulties and I was getting impatient—so I decided to free hand it. Luckily I think it came out pretty good:
And the finished product:
Pretty close huh?!
Anyway, I’m hoping that my sister will be happy with it!
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