What's the Time?


Time for a quick and easy DIY. When we moved into our place, it came with one of those not so cute plastic clocks. Believe it or not, we lived with it for 3 years...dead battery and all. I'm not proud, but it's the truth. For some strange reason after three years, I felt the need to do something about the clock. First thought, ask the landlord if she wanted it back, but she was out of town. Second thought, clean it, and try to jazz it up a bit. So I pulled out my case of washi tape and went to town. Here's the result. It's kinda cute. You too can do this and here's how:

  1. if your clock is old and grimy like this one, clean and dry it first
  2. then decide a color scheme. initially i was going to do an ombre effect with the yellows, but because the kitchen is so outdated, this yellow clock would have dated it even more so I added blue washi tape.
  3. cut small strips of washi tape and line it up to the face and wrap it around the edge to the back
  4. keep repeating step 3 until you've wrapped the whole clock.
  5.  and you're done. hang it up and call it cute!

The tapes I used are from Target. I can't remember the brand, but they are not my faves. Some of the tape wasn't sticking well at first so I  had to make sure to press it down firmly. Maybe a light sanding would help the tape grip a little better?

xo, jen

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