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DIY Upcycled Clock Frame

by Grace Bonney

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Since moving into our home, I’ve wanted to fill the walls with photos, quotes and things that hold meaning to my husband and me. It has been a process choosing what to hang, so our walls are pretty bare at the moment. When Fran and Grace contacted me to create a picture frame tutorial, I knew this was the nudge I needed to work towards my goal of printing and hanging memorable photos. This project took longer than I expected due to the time I spent reminiscing over our photos from our honeymoon in Maui, but the DIY process was a breeze. I finally landed on a photo from one of my favorite places we visited and got to work! I love how easy it is to transform a simple clock into a clean, functional frame. I’ll have to rotate the photo every once in a while so I can keep admiring all the treasured family photos I have stored away. —Courtney

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Materials Needed:

-Clock
-Printed photo
-Leather strap
-Bronze circular stud
-Xacto knife
-Scissors
-Tape

Process:

1. Take apart your clock.

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2. Cut your photo to the size of the inside of the clock.

3. Tape or glue your photo over the original clock numbers.

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4. Put your clock back together so it is now a picture frame.

5. Using your x-acto knife, cut two slits through the leather and side of the clock. If your clock is not plastic, you can use a drill.

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6. Secure leather to your frame with the circular stud by flattening the prongs on the underside of the frame.

7. Hang up and enjoy!

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