Here is this weeks Fast and Easy project....
I went to IKEA and found this awesome alarm clock and knew it needed some fine tuning! It really rings too! Lately, it seems like a microchip is usually installed to do the ringin' but not this guy! It really works! So cool!
I realize that some of you don't have an IKEA's around your diggs, but think of using any old clock and bring it back to life! Here's what I did...
Take off the handle at the top with the thumb screws. Pull off the legs by twisting to uncrew. Next, remove the three screws from the clock chassis to get to the guts! Now, don't be afraid! Just do it! The only thing to remember is to save all your parts.
Once the screws are removed the works can be removed exposing the front of the clock. Pull off the clock hands one at a time. Remove the paper face and keep as a template for the new altered face. Apply tape to the new face and adhere to clock.
Next, I cut out the flying pig from the Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe paper stack and adhered it to the alarm hand of the clock. The pigs snout will now point to the alarm hour.
Next, I replaced all the hands....
Now it was time to work on the outside of the clock. I took a piece of white paper and used it as a template to find and mark all the holes.
I then transferred all these markers to my patterned paper and punched them out.
Next it was time to adhere the strip around the outside of the clock.
Last, I put the clock works back into the chassis and literally reversed the way I took it out.
So here is the finished Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shop Altered Ikea Alarm Clock! Try saying that five times fast!
I hope you give it a try...Thanks tons for looking!
The Gentleman Crafter