Cut out 12 birds & make this darling project

Need a new focal point for your living room or kitchen? This DIY clock decorated with paint and tissue paper is a fresh take on a classic home accessory. The simple silhouette and white paint create a clean, chic style, while the bird motif brings the charm of nature indoors. With only a few supplies and a little bit of time, you can create a clock that’s bursting with personality.
Clocks provide a useful function, but store-bought ones can look oh so dated. Making a clock offers an abundance of customization options. Go for a minimalist approach like the clock in this project, or select a different shaped surface and hands that complement your existing decor. A motif of flowers would look lovely in a kitchen with rustic vibes, and shells would be just right for a retreat by the sea.
- Plain wooden clock surface
- White acrylic paint
- Paintbrush
- Tissue paper with a bird motif
- Scissors
- Mod Podge Matte
- Clock movement kit with black hands
DIY Everywhere
1. Paint the face of the clock surface with white acrylic paint. Allow it to dry.
2. Cut out 12 birds from the tissue paper. Trim the paper so the edges of the birds are nice and tidy.
3. Paint some Mod Podge onto the clock at the 12 o’clock position. Place a bird on the Mod Podge, and paint over the bird with more Mod Podge to secure it.
4. Repeat step 3 from 1 o’clock to 11 o’clock with the remaining birds.
5. Once the Mod Podge is dry, place the main part of the clock movement kit behind the clock with the screw coming through the hole.
6. Place a washer over the screw, and screw a nut on over the washer.
7. Place the hour hand, minute hand and seconds hand on top of the nut.
8. Set the clock's hands to the correct time.

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