I am so excited to have Lilly Meehan back today to share her Recycled Clock Watch Display Case. Be sure to check out her other DIY Inspired thrifty makeover contributions, her upcycled thrift store penny table and her thrift store chair makeover. Thanks again, Lilly for sharing!
Written By: Lilly Meehan, Ventura, CA
I used to collect heart shaped watches. I stopped collecting and wearing them a few years ago. In cleaning out for a garage sale, I decided to do this project. A small clock was purchased at a thrift store. The mechanism of the clock was removed and all the inner workings. Glitter paper was placed as a background and a plastic circle was added for strength. The frame was painted to match. Each watch had the band removed and was cleaned.
Notice that the watch in the 1:00 position is set to 1:00, the watch set in the 2:00 position is set to 2:00, and so on. Some unused post earrings were added for even more bling. The watches in the center are set to my birth date. I was born on July 16, so the top three are set to 7:16. Now I can enjoy the collection in a visual display despite not wearing the watches anymore.
I was going to make it a working clock at first, and did buy a new clock mechanism for that reason. However, it was just so busy as is and it seemed unnecessary to add the watch hands. I made it not to be used in a practical sense but to be a display piece. In the past I have made several jeweled Christmas trees from old rhinestone/costume jewelry, this is along those same lines.