Halloween Clock & My Little Shoebox Papers

Halloween Clock & My Little Shoebox Papers2017-12-27T11:23:08-04:00

Project Description

I had so much fun doing this project!! It all started on a Saturday morning when my DIL Joanna and I went to a garage sale. She was searching for toddler toys; I was along for the ride. But I found this clock begging to be refurbished.Original Clock

I removed the clock mechanism and spray painted the housing black. Next, I selected the papers from the Trick or Treat collection from My Little Shoebox. Then, I measured front, back, and sides and cut papers to fit. I used a 1” sponge brush to apply Aleene’s Quick Dry “Tacky” Glue to the backs of the cover papers, making sure that the glue extended to the edges. I applied the papers to each side of the clock housing and while waiting for them to dry, I used alcohol inks in the clock mechanism to transform it from pale ecru to Halloween purple.

Now the fun part—embellishment!! I used the MLS mini alphabet stickers to spell out Witching Hour on the bottom front panel. I cut out the crow/RIP image from Fright Night and coated it with Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer. The lacquer added strength as well as a lovely glazed look. Also, added a googly eye.

RIP Crow

Cut outs of pumpkin faces, candies, and candy corn were scattered along the sides and back. I accentuated the candy corn pieces with glitter glues in orange, yellow, and white. Googly eyes accented the bats on the top of the clock.

I loved making the 3D roll-up flowers for the front of the clock—again from MLS Trick or Treat collection!! The big, black plastic spider and web add just the right spookiness to this fun project. Rhinestones in Halloween colors and MLS tags complete the Halloween motif.

Front Closeup

Here’s a video of the finished clock.

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  1. Jamie C October 28, 2011 at 4:48 am - Reply

    VERY cute and mightly cool! Love this Carole! :0)

  2. Shirley Wheeler October 30, 2011 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    I don't know which I like more the bats with the googly eyes or the spider and spider webbing that wraps from the front to the side. Great Job!

  3. MARYANNE MULLINS November 3, 2011 at 6:05 pm - Reply


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