You might say that I have a bit of an obsession with Rifle Paper Co. If it comes in a whimsical floral design – calendar, card, wrapping paper – I am completely smitten. Seriously, it’s out of hand. When I came across this wrapping paper, I knew had to display it in our apartment somehow. What better way than to make your own DIY clock covered in recycled wrapping paper? Now every time I check the time, I can admire the lovely print!
Upcycled Wrapping Paper DIY Clock
- Clock base
- Clock kit
- Wrapping paper of your choice
- Mod podge
- Sponge brush
- Spray Paint (optional)
If the paper you chose is dark, consider painting the clock hands a bright color to make them pop. Simply lay the pieces flat, spray paint and let dry.
On the back of your paper, trace around the clock base with a pen. Then cut out the circle leaving a one-inch margin all the way around.
Apply a generous, smooth layer of mod podge to the clock base. Cover with your paper circle (pattern facing out), then smooth over any lumps with your finger or a bone folder. Wrap the paper around the edges of the clock base and seal with mod podge.
Let the glue dry completely and then cut out the hole in the center of the clock with an X-Acto knife. Be careful; you don’t want to rip the paper on the front of the clock.
Attach your clock kit according to the instructions and decide where to put it. I’m kind of in love with my new DIY clock – the florals and the bright pink make me smile every time I look at it!