How to make a foam core clock

Telling time is essential to keeping your life on track, but that doesn’t mean time can't look elegant. You can easily combine a simple piece of foam core and a moving mechanism to create a one-of-a-kind wall clock that comes with a sparkling touch. This clock can also incorporate your personal preferences, with options to mix and match clock hands according to shape, length, and color.
A foam core clock is lightweight, making it easy to move from room to room as desired. It doesn’t take much time to craft this unique time piece. Some well-placed foam cutouts and a single sheet of decorative paper will give clock hands the beautiful base it needs to become an authentic wall clock. Create a single clock with foam core, or mix and match paper or foam core dimensions for an eclectic collection. 
Advertisement
Materials
-Decorative crafting paper, 12 inches by 12 inches
-Transparent measuring mat
-Scissors
-Foam core square, 9½ inches by 9½ inches
-Elmer’s washable clear glue
-Ruler
-X-Acto knife
-Pencil
-Clock-moving mechanism with three hands and mounting hardware
DIY Everywhere
Instructions
1. Lay a 12-inch-by-12-inch sheet of decorative paper on a flat surface. Place a transparent measuring mat on top, lining up the bottom left corners evenly.
2. Trace the edges of the measuring mat with a pencil creating a square that measures 9 ½ inches by 9 ½ inches.
3. Remove the measuring mat. Cut the square from the paper following the traced pencil lines with scissors.
4. Apply Elmer's washable clear glue to one face of a 9 ½-inch-by-9 ½-inch square, making sure the entire surface is covered.
5. Line up the edges of the decorative paper with the foam core square. Gently press the paper to the glue. Run your hand over the entire surface of the foam several times to secure and smooth the paper.
6. Measure 4 ¾ inches from the top and side of the foam core square to indicate a center point. Mark the point with a pencil.
7. Cut a small circle around the center point using an X-Acto knife.
8. Lift the foam core square. Push the spoke of a clock-moving mechanism through the back of the board, entering through the central hole so the spoke protrudes out the side with the decorative face. Place a washer and hex nut on top of the spoke. Twist to secure.
9. Press three clock hands onto the central spoke to firmly attach.
10. Turn the moving mechanism to the "on" position and display the clock on a wall or shelf.
Advertisement
Be sure to share on Facebook.
Resources

Never throw away your old coffee filters again! We've rounded up some fun and creative ways to transform them into something new!
March 22   ·  
Advertisement
A little paint and hot glue go a long way to transform a clothespin into a gorgeous candle holder. Customize clothespins with eye-catching hues and floral accents to create a charming glow.
March 22   ·  
Is your jewelry in desperate need of some organization? This is for you!
March 21   ·  
Magic takes place in the kitchen. Families gather around the dinner table to enjoy the delicacies created there. Sometimes, though, creating the magic becomes very difficult when trying to locate utensils that are hidden in the backs of drawers...
March 19   ·  
Getting a tree stump removed can be costly. Why bother when it can be used like this instead?
March 15   ·  
If the thought of getting a backyard ready for warm weather seems overwhelming, take a look at these easy upgrades.
March 11   ·  
 
Recommended
Advertisement