DIY butterfly clock!

Today I am sharing a tutorial on how I made my craft’s room wall clock!

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Check it out in the photo just above my crafting area.

 

It’s so colorful and i just love those butterflies instead of numbers. You can use whatever you like instead of a flower – butterflies combination and it can be as big or small as you like… the possibilities are endless!

Instrustions:

I used a butterfly from the Sizzix and Hero Arts set, because it comes with a matching die. I would’t want to cut 12 stamped butterflies by hand. however if you don’t hava a matching die for the stamp you choose, you can cut out your images while watching TV.

I used my Cuttlebug to cut out 12 butterflies.

And then used my stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the butterflies.

Here are the butterflies all ready to be colored:

I did some quick copic coloring, just usig a couple of markers on each butterfly.

Then I stamped a big flower twice, cut it out and colored with my copics. I placed one flower on top of the other for extra dimension. Notice the hole in the middle of the flower. I made the hole with my exacto knife.

The flower (or whatever you choose as a middle image) has to be big enough to cover the clock mechanism.

Here you can see the clock mechanism… you can find it at any DIY shop and it’s very cheap. To tell you the truth mine is recycled ( I took it out from this IKEA wall clock that didn’t like any more).

Removed the clock hands just by pulling them out. I then added a couple of glue dots on the mechanism.

I sticked the flower on the mechanism making sure the white part sticks out in the middle, add I put back the clock hands.

I arranged the butterflies on my craft surface trying to decide how far away I want them to be and the order of the colors.

And then I sticked everything on the wall using foam dimensionals.

Supplies:

Can’t wait to hear your comments and if you make something similar let me know by posting the URL in the comments!!!

 

37 Comments

  1. Kari Webster said:

    Oh cool is that, Vicky! I love the colorful butterflies!! I may just have to try this sometime! TFS!

    May 14, 2012
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  2. Brenda B said:

    Vicky, this has to be the most beautiful clock ever! I love this idea! It would make a great gift. It’s so simple, yet elegant!

    May 14, 2012
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  3. Virginia L. said:

    Wow, how amazing is this! Your clock is perfect for the craft room! LOVE it when you share your project! Brilliant design all around!

    May 14, 2012
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  4. Judith J Jung said:

    Just adorable! So cheerful and fun to have in your craft room!!

    May 14, 2012
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  5. Dixie said:

    That’s so clever!!

    May 14, 2012
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  6. Gayatri said:

    Very clever and creative. Love it:)

    May 14, 2012
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  7. Vicki said:

    Vicky this is so cute, and the directions are really clear.
    I just bought a $2.99 IKEA clock that I planned to spruce up, and I love your idea.
    I’ll let you know when I make one, and I pinned this.
    Thanks from another Vicki who loves butterflies:)

    May 14, 2012
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  8. Lin said:

    You are SO clever, Vicki! What a great idea!!

    May 14, 2012
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  9. barbara lassiter said:

    Just had to comment because that is one cute and clever idea! Great job!

    May 14, 2012
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  10. Sue McRae said:

    This is a brilliant project, love it!

    May 14, 2012
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  11. Barb said:

    Prettiest clock ever! Just love this, Vicky! So creative! Thanks for the tutorial too! 🙂

    May 14, 2012
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  12. Judy said:

    Wonderful and creative project!!

    May 14, 2012
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  13. Kim Chong said:

    This is soooo clever Vicky! And it really brightens up the room! Great job!

    May 14, 2012
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  14. Patricia said:

    Super cute clock I love it , thanks for sharing =)

    May 15, 2012
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  15. Wilma B said:

    i have this set as well…have not used it yet….but just may have to try….Just curious tho….why did you not “stamp first” then use the die cut frames????

    May 15, 2012
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    • vicky said:

      I did the cutting first just because i can stack more than one paper at my cuttlebug and cut two butterflies at one pass. If you stamp the twelve buttereflies then you have to cut them one by one. I find that using my stamp a ma jig is less time consuming than cutting twelve butterflies by placing the die correctly. But then again thats just me, you might find it easier the other way around.
      Thanks for commenting!

      May 15, 2012
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  16. Isha said:

    This is so cute Vicky. Just perfect for the Crafting Area. Would sure love to try it.

    May 15, 2012
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  17. Anastasia said:

    This is such a great idea and sooooo beautiful!!!

    May 15, 2012
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  18. Maria said:

    Vicky this is soooooo beautiful!!! also, love your craftroom :):)

    May 15, 2012
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  19. Hannah Means said:

    Oh my goodness, Vicky, this is SOOO adorable! I am going to have to make one for my craft room! TFS!

    May 15, 2012
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  20. Vicky!! Oh my…oh my this is such an amazing project, brilliant idea and perfectly executed. LOVE your beautiful, bright and cheerful clock!! Hugs, Kathy

    May 15, 2012
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  21. nancyk said:

    You are simply amazing, Vicky! What a fabulously creative clock design! You always inspire me, my friend.

    May 15, 2012
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  22. Sue Givens said:

    Hi vicky, Wow!! Your butterfly wall clock is awesome. This is a great idea and very creative. Thanks for sharing this project.

    May 15, 2012
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  23. Melissa Shea said:

    Beautiful! So clever! And you hung them up straight! So clever! A great share, thank you!

    May 15, 2012
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  24. AnitaRex said:

    Hi Vicky! This is one amazing clock! I LOVE IT! :> So creative and beautiful! :>

    May 15, 2012
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  25. Rosana said:

    wowww it’s great.
    I love the butterflies and the colours.

    May 15, 2012
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  26. Are you kidding me?! Wow – I would never get any crafting done because I couldn’t take my eyes off of this beauty. So creative, fun and colorful. So love it, Vicky!

    May 16, 2012
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  27. Kara Pogreba said:

    I love your limitless creativity! How cool is that. Bright and cheery, just like your craft room too. This is beyond clever.

    May 16, 2012
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  28. beru said:

    wow, what for a nice idea… it is a very cool project. Hugs Ute

    May 17, 2012
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  29. Oh my goodness that’s awesome Vicky!!!! Very cool project and so clever of you 🙂

    May 19, 2012
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  30. CHRISSY said:

    Fantastic clock Vicky, just love it….

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    May 20, 2012
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  31. Tasnim said:

    oh, I love this idea! I think I will make one for my craft room. By the way, your craft area looks so clean and organized!

    May 29, 2012
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    July 8, 2013
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