Hello friends! I have to admit that today’s project absolutely tickled me pink to create. You already know that my favorite creations are out of natural items, but this little sweetheart brought together a few different elements that are near and dear to my heart.
Mike (aka. super talented hubby) and I purchased our current home almost a year ago (jezz time flies!), and not only were we very fortunate to find a fixer-upper home at a reasonable price but it also included five acres. Mike would like to have many, many, many, manyyyy more acres than this, but for now it is perfect for achieving our goals.
With that being said, with many acres included also means a lot of outdoor work! Our home is surrounded by plenty of trees so we have a lot to take care of on both the outside as well as the inside.
Thankfully for me (aka. frugal-nature-girl) I am in a wonderland of creative DIY projects and events to say the least! For instance, do you remember when I did my DIY branch curtain rod or even the tree stump table? They were so much fun to make!
Above is the current clock that I have been using in the studio. Honestly, I don’t really mind it. It has a clean, simple and modern style. However, heaven forbid I leave well enough alone!
So, I took apart this clock in order to make the new and improved DIY wood slice clock ;)
Next, I grabbed one of the wood slices from the tree that Mike had cut down for the studio. P.S. Did you see the last studio update? We’re making progress!!
Then, I had my lovely assistant help me cut through the middle of the wood slice in order to put the battery operated clock mechanism into it. I wanted to be able to easily change the battery so having the backside open was a must!
NOTE: Please remember that whenever you use wood, or bring anything into your home from outdoors you must always thoroughly clean and disinfect.
The wood slice is obviously very heavy and extremely strong so cutting this hole was a chore, and furthermore was not exactly a piece of cake getting it to be a perfect size for the clock mechanism part. So, in order to get it to stay I taped it into place on one side, and then turned it over to insert the hot glue.
After the hot glue had dried I turned it back over, and then inserted hot glue into any holes that it did not reach.
The backside isn’t the prettiest thing I’ve ever seen, but it is functional and allows me access to the battery.
Finally, the fun part! I got to use my handy dandy Silhouette Cameo to add the Roman numerals around the wood slice.
NOTE: You might notice that a few of my numerals are a little off center. Since my wood slice was not a perfect circle/oval/whatever it was a little bit of a challenge getting everything to line up. In the end, I gave it my best, and then decided to embrace the imperfections. Nothing in nature is absolutely symmetrical or perfect so why should this clock be?
Last, but not least… I was able to enjoy the end results! Yay! :)
In case you were wondering, I did use my favorite spray paint again. Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze.