Camilla from Rosy Red Buttons and I FINALLY got together on a project we have been talking about for a little while now. I was so excited to be able to join efforts with my seriously talented friend. We both started our craft blogs about a month apart, and it has been really fun to have someone to chat with about my blog that is actually interested. (My husband is really patient, but he can only take so much "blog talk" before he tunes out of the conversation. :)
So after several conversations back and forth about the logistics of how to make it, I think we have come up with a project that is both elegant and totally do-able for anyone.
1. Your favorite photo (or just one you really like) I was fortunate to have photos that Camilla actually took for me as well as my sister's engagement photos that Camilla took as well. (I'm telling you....she is talented!)
2. Mod Podge
3. Paint that matches your photo, or a color that contrasts to add a definite border around the clock as well as covers the raw wood.
4. Clock parts (We went to the DI and Salvation Army and bought clocks and took them apart. Good in theory, but some of them didn't work. I suggest buying new ones. Camilla found a four pack at Hobby Lobby for $14.99 and used a 40% off coupon)
5. MDF board. We used 1/8 inch MDF that was 2 feet by 4 four feet and only cost $2.63. I had the
Let's get started!
This post will be a bit back and forth. Camilla will start by explaining the photo editing:
After all of the prep work is done, you start by cutting your image to size and take a picture of your incredibly talented, cute and pregnant crafter in crime.
Then you will need to paint the edges of the board so that when the photo is on it there is no raw wood showing through.
Once the mod podge is set, cover the top of the photo in mod podge. It will look really scary, but it WILL dry clear....as long as you use mod podge and not paint. if you use paint, then I can't promise anything.
Camilla: Also, the clock sets I bought included a hang up on the back which is super handy because the board is so light. You can also use a picture easel which is equally as cute.
After the hole is drilled, put the clock together and take a good look at all your hard work. I made this one for my sister who just got married Nov. 20th.
I love the end result and I think my sister will too.
And Camilla....Let's play again sometime!
Camilla: TOTALLY AGREE :) Happy Crafting! Let us know what you think and if you have any questions!