AROUND THE CLOCK
UPCYCLE A SET OF DOMINOES INTO THE NUMBERS ON A CLEVER TIMEPIECE.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Dominoes numbered 1-12
11-in. round craft plaque or round
piece of wood
Clock mechanism kit and batteries 4-in.-long wood block, slightly
wider than clock mechanism Iron gear or other decorative
In the center of the wooden plaque, drill a hole large enough to accommodate the clock mechanism.
Paint wood with 2-3 coats of paint, allowing to dry between coats. Paint the dots on the dominoes, if desired. After paint has thoroughly dried, adhere an iron gear or other decorative piece onto center of the circle, if desired, using wood glue. Press down firmly and allow glue to set. With wood glue, attach dominoes to gear, if using, or to the wooden plaque. There are clock templates online to help with alignment. Place the 12 o’clock piece first, then the 6 o’clock, then 3, then 9 and so on until the face is filled in. Attach picture hook to the block of wood. Using wood glue, adhere wooden block to back of plaque in top center. Make sure to align block with 12 o’clock position.
Insert clock mechanism through center hole of plaque. Attach clock hands and washers provided in kit. Insert batteries, set the clock and hang on a wall.
Clock hands come in a variety of colors, most often black or gold. They can be spraypainted in any color scheme.