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Monday, April 1, 2013

Embroidery Hoop Clock

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend.  We were busy as can be.  Here is a project I created last year for my daughter's room.  It's super cute and easy to do.  Enjoy.

Lately I have had a thing for embroidery hoops.  They are just so versatile.  
You can check out here and here what I've done with them before.  
I have been wanting to make a clock for my daughter's room for a while now.
For this project I used some left over Thomas Paul Aviary fabric I used on my daughter's desk chair,
an embroidery hoop, buttons and a clock kit
(which I bought using a 50% off coupon from AC Moore).

I started by painting the outside of the embroidery hoop an aqua color to coordinate with the fabric.
I then traced around the smaller embroidery hoop onto a sturdy piece of cardboard -
(I used a thick box I had).   I then cut it out using a sharp knife.
I put my fabric in the embroidery hoop and started to sew on the buttons for the numbers on the clock.
Once I was done sewing on all of the buttons, I added the cardboard to the back, blank side to the front (my fabric is a little see-through so I didn't want to see the words peak through by mistake).  The cardboard fit snugly so there was no reason for glue.
Now that the cardboard was in place it was time to add the hole for my clock kit to fit through.  I used an awl to make the hole.  I made the hole just big enough to fit the clock mechanism.
I then put together my clock kit.  The hands of the clock were gold, which I didn't love with the aqua.  I took the hands back off and painted them silver using some model airplane paint we had in the house.
It hangs in my daughter's room above her closet doors.
and coordinates perfectly with her desk chair.

What do you think of my new clock?
I can't wait to hear.

-Judy
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12 comments:

Debbiedoo's said...

This is so cute Judy! What a neat idea. I am pinning this now:) Hope you have a blessed Easter.

Ange said...

Cute idea! Great fabric choice and love the buttons for the numbers. You are so creative! :)

At The Picket Fence said...

That is so adorable!! You come up with so many fun ideas Judy. :-) Glad you had a lovely Easter my friend!
Vanessa

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is such a cute idea.

Kara said...

I love it! So pretty!

Gina said...

That is so adorable! What a great idea,,

Patty said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I wouldn't have known how to do this. Very cute clock. Love the bird fabric.

Maria Elena said...

Judy, this is a beautiful project! Very pretty idea! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/
Hugs
Maria

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Super super cute!! I love it...love the fabric you chose too!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love this idea. How fun. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Cynthia said...

Very, very cute Judy!! It goes great and makes a lovely addition to the room.

Cynthia

Carrie Whittemore said...

I love how it coordinates with the room! I loved it so much I featured it on my blog today with a direct link back to here: http://whittskitsfabricscrafts.blogspot.com/2013/05/find-it-free-friday-what-to-do-with.html
Thanks!
Carrie

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